MNN Galleries

Eco-photos of the week: Aug. 8-14

Protester in Manhattan holds a 'Let them drink gas' sign

Photo: ZUMA Press

15 of 19

'Let them drink gas'

A protester holds up a sign during a news conference and rally on the steps of city hall in Manhattan on Aug. 10, as public officials, residents and advocates urged a moratorium on gas drilling.

The New York state Senate passed a bill that suspends the issuance of new permits for the drilling of a well which utilizes hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The legislation is awaiting action by the assembly before it can be sent to the governor.