Friday, September 2, 2011

Please Help Ban Wide Spread Fracking in New York State

September 1, 2011

We've gained an additional week in our campaign to ban fracking in New York and we need to use it. Hurricane Irene delayed the Department of Environmental Conservation's release of its draft environmental impact statement, which could open large portions of our state to fracking. Sign the petition to Governor Cuomo to ban fracking now!

Fracking is a method of drilling for natural gas that involves injecting millions of gallons of water, sand and toxic chemicals into dense rock. Fracking is a threat to our drinking water, health, communities and environment. Over 3,000 New Yorkers have already signed the petition, but we want to get to 5,000 before we deliver the petition. Will you add your name to our petition asking Governor Cuomo to ban fracking?

We know that there are alternatives to natural gas, but there are no alternatives to water. To convince Governor Cuomo, we need to build a strong movement of people demanding that he stand up to the oil & gas industry. Will you help send a message to Governor to ban fracking in New York?

Sign today to ban fracking

Stay tuned for more, and thanks for taking action,