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New York Climate Activists Ride Buses To An Anti-Fossil Fuel Rally

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Environmental activists rode buses up to Albany from New York City to tell Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mandate the use of 100 percent green energy and move the state away from fossil fuels … wait, what?

That’s right. Activists affiliated with the group Food & Water Watch will converge on New York’s capital to “demand 100% renewable energy & a ban on fracking infrastructure,” the group tweeted. Food & Water Watch backed New York’s ban on fracking in 2014, and now wants the state to get off all “fracked” gas — that’s pretty much all their gas.

Food & Water Watch doesn’t think Cuomo’s plan for New York to get 50 percent of its energy from green sources goes far enough. They want 100 percent, so that’s why activists have boarded fossil-fuel powered buses to demand more from the governor.

Alex Beauchamp, the group’s Northeast regional director, tweeted out a photo of activists on a bus riding up to Albany. Beauchamp implies multiple buses are being used to transport activists and their “off fossil fuel” posters up state.

It’s a long walk from New York City to Albany, about 50 hours, according to Google. The drive, however, is only about two hours and 45 minutes under current road conditions. Had they decided to bike it up there, it would have only taken 14 and a half hours.

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