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November 9, 2012

Area band plans anti-fracking music video

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — With Gov. Andrew Cuomo expected to soon decide whether to lift a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, a local rock band called Liquid Me is trying to rally opponents of the drilling technique by filming a music video in Delhi this weekend of its new song, “Wrong.”

“If more people become aware of the dangers involved with fracking, there will be less of a threat that this is going to happen because the outcry would be greater,” aid Delhi native Todd Russell, one of the Liquid Me musicians.

The band is inviting members of the public to be in the music video.

Filming will begin starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cross Roads Cafe at 80 Main St., Delhi, and a second portion willl be shot beginning at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shire Pub at 123 Main St., Delhi. Those attending the latter event must be at least 21 years of age.

The band licensed the new to the Shaleshock Action Alliance environmental group to help the all-volunteer organization raise awareness about the hydraulic fracturing process and to raise funds.

Pamela Guy, the operator of Cross Roads Cafe, said she hopes the band’s efforts will be successful.

She said she believes going forward with fracking in New York would be a major setback for those who make their living as organic farmers. “I’m scared that the people making the decisions are thinking short-term about making big profits from this,” Guy said.