Friday, June 22, 2012

Will Gov. Cuomo Frack New York State? We Can Help Stop Him!

Here's what we can do to try to stop this ghastly plan that Cuomo has come up with:

Dear Friends,
In response to the New York Times Article from 6/13: Cuomo Proposal Would Restrict Gas Drilling to a Struggling Area  Here are 4 things you can do:
1. Read the attached press release
by the Northeast Organic Farming Association that will raise an alarm for everyone.

2. Watch:
THE SKY IS PINK: Josh Fox's 18 minute short created for Governor Cuomo and released by Rolling Stone Magazine,
3. Call Governor Cuomo Tuesday, June 26th and demand that he ban fracking in New York State: 1-866- 584-6799!
The New York State Legislature is almost certainly going to end their session this week without protecting New Yorkers from fracking, particularly residents of the Southern Tier. Now it’s up to the Governor.
The New York Times article states that gas permits may begin being issued later this summer primarily in Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Chemung and Steuben Counties. In press interviews over the last couple of days the Governor has tried to backpedal, claiming that no decisions have been made, but he has not committed to protecting New Yorkers from fracking. He has not even publically admitted that the SGEIS is still lacking the necessary health and environmental studies.
YET: "More than seven out of 10 New York state voters (72 percent) think that Governor Cuomo should "wait for all the necessary health and environmental studies to be completed first before opening the state to fracking," according to a major new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey." from
In just two days New Yorkers Against Fracking generated thousands of calls, faxes, Facebook posts and tweets to Governor Cuomo to ban fracking. Hundreds of us attended rallies across the state, including one just outside of the Governor’s office in the Capital.
But this has not been enough. We need to work harder to make our voices heard!
Please, join us Tuesday, June 26th for a call-in day to Governor Cuomo to demand environmental justice for the Southern Tier - and the rest of New York:

Tell him:
No to a fractured New York ! No to sacrifice zones! We are one New York !
Families in the Southern Tier deserve good health and clean water too!

4. Forward and post these requests far and wide!!
Thank you!

Anna Sears and Nedra Harvey
R-CAUSE (Rochesterians Concerned About Unsafe Shale-gas Extraction)

1 comment:

Fish Creek Neighbor said...

From the Barnett Shale I cheer you on and say keep up the good fight! Our family, our land, and our eco-system is worth fighting to protect. We must stop the build out now in NY, PA, TX, and across our nation before it's too late. Know that you are not alone in this battle.