Fracktivists Plan Obama Protest

Published 05/21 2014 04:21PM

Updated 05/21 2014 05:22PM

President Obama can expect to be greeted by a large contingent of fractivists when he arrives in Cooperstown.

Anti-fracking activists plan to stage a large scale protest similar to the President's visit to Binghamton University last August.

Citizen Action organizer Isaac Silberman-Gorn says he expects between 50 and 100 protestors to carpool to Cooperstown to join activists from across the state.

Silberman-Gorn says it's unlikely they'll reach the nearly 1,000 who protested at B.U. because they've had less time to plan. He thinks their anti-fracking message is particularly relevant to Obama's promotion of tourism.

"Fracking and tourism are absolutely incompatible. That's why you have Cooperstown-area breweries, wineries, businesses, the Hall of Fame, who are all outwardly opposed to fracking. They've all made their position very clear and will continue to do soby saying, 'If you frack it, they won't come," said Silberman-Gorn.

Pro-fracking demonstrators and gun rights advocates are also expected to have a presence in Cooperstown for the President's visit.

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