Poll: more support hydrofracking than oppose in NY

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 6, 2012 at 2:09 am •  Published: December 6, 2012
Advertisement
;

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll shows more New Yorkers support "hydrofracking" than oppose it, with support more common in downstate regions.

A Siena College poll of registered voters found 42 percent support hydrofracking, which involves injecting a well with millions of gallons of chemically treated water to crack rock deep underground. Another 36 percent oppose it and the rest of the respondents did not express an opinion.

Siena found that residents of upstate New York opposed hydrofracking 45 percent to 39 percent.

Drillers want to tap natural gas in the massive Marcellus Shale formation, which stretches into New York's Southern Tier. New state regulations for shale gas development are being developed.

The poll of 822 voters was conducted Nov. 26-29 and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    At Tour de France, Safety Concerns Arise About Selfies
  2. 2
    The endless, excruciating idiocy of the Internet — in one very stupid viral photo
  3. 3
    How did Sports Illustrated land the LeBron James story?
  4. 4
    Is a Spice Girls reunion in the works?
  5. 5
    A Music Archive Just Uploaded 13,000 Classic Live Concert Videos to YouTube. Here's What to Watch
+ show more