A climate change rally and march is scheduled in Albany during Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday.
Dozens of participants boarded a bus in Tompkins and Broome counties Wednesday morning. They hope to urge Cuomo to continue the work he has started on reducing New York State's carbon footprint. While the protestors support his ban on hydraulic fracturing in upstate New York they would also like to see him implement a ban on any future fossil fuel infrastructure projects.
"We're just moving too slow. I mean there's all sorts of barriers that have been thrown in front of this. Fiscal barriers you know lack of understanding of the science behind this. So we just need to be up in front constantly reminding people that we do not have a lot of time to address these issues. And so thats what we want to do today," said Brian Eden, a member of Fossil Free Tompkins.
About 15 students and a few teachers from Ithaca's New Roots Charter school will also be a part of the Climate Change Rally and march.