|Published:||Oct 23, 2012 4:09 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 24, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
The vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water's edge. Now winery owners are worried about the prospect of a grittier kind of economic development: gas drilling.
Some grape growers fear that if shale gas drilling - or fracking - is allowed in the region, it will threaten the Finger Lakes' reputation for pristine beauty. They worry about traffic and pollution.
The natural gas industry says those fears are unfounded.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is deciding whether to allow fracking to go forward in New York.