Rally 'round the frack, boys

Both friends and foes of natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York plan to rally at the Capitol building in Albany next Monday.

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Environmental Advocates of New York and other anti-drilling groups are organizing buses from across the state. More info here.

Pro-drilling landowners are also planning to turn out. From the Chenango County Evening Sun:

Rumors of a local land coalition losing out on a $70 million lease because the natural gas company feared drilling would be banned in New York are prompting land owners and other pro-drillers to rally in Albany. “Sign up to rally in Albany or kiss N.Y. natural gas exploration goodbye,” stated Oxford Land Group President Bryant Latourette in a press release issued last night.