ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Before the informational meeting about liquefied natural gas permits, dozens of protesters were at the fairgrounds, many holding up signs saying they are against fracking.
Demonstrators claim that allowing liquefied natural gas storage tanks will help businesses lay the groundwork for fracking across the state.
Many of the protesters called liquefied natural gas dangerous as well, especially after an accident.
"A LNG truck overturned on a highway, even if it's not leaking, triggers mass evacuations, closing of highways that last all day long. Because it's a super cool liquid, you can't odorize natural gas, you can't tell with your nose that there's a leak," said Sandra Steingraber, Concerned Health Professionals of NY.
The DEC says they will hold another meeting about LNG storage facilities in Albany on October 30th. It will then start taking public comments.