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WFP Looks to Pressure Cuomo on Hydrofracking Ban
June 30th, 2011

The Working Families Party is urging its members to sign a petition demanding Gov. Andrew Cuomo to oppose a lifting of the moratorium of hydrofracking in New York.

“The drillers want to drill first and ask questions later. Tell Governor Cuomo not to let them:” says the release.

“We’ll deliver all of our petitions and your personal messages to the Governor’s office pronto. This can’t wait. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is due to release its report tomorrow, and reports say the regulations may give the go-ahead for fracking on private lands in parts of the state soon thereafter.”

Here is the full statement:

Dear friend,

Just a few hours ago, the New York Times reports that Governor Cuomo may lift the statewide moratorium on hydrofracking [1]. Now may be our last chance to urge him to protect our state’s drinking water from this dangerous drilling process.

The drillers want to drill first and ask questions later. Tell Governor Cuomo not to let them:

http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3271

We’ll deliver all of our petitions and your personal messages to the Governor’s office pronto. This can’t wait.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is due to release its report tomorrow, and reports say the regulations may give the go-ahead for fracking on private lands in parts of the state soon thereafter.

Study after study has shown the dangers of fracking — including carcinogens and dangerous chemical contamination in drinking water — along with its negligible economic impact. In fact, in areas where drilling has taken place, communities have seen their economies worsen. That’s in addition to the degradation of their local environments.

Sure, the drillers say it’s safe. But they’re also facing a possible federal investigation for allegedly misleading their own investors. [2] They’re motivated by one thing only: money.

The reports say that Governor Cuomo will keep some areas of the state, including New York Citys watershed, off-limits to frackers. Thats a very good thing. But do you think there are any areas of the state that should be put at risk?

Sign our emergency petition here, and then tell your friends:

http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3271

Thanks,

TJ & the WFP team

Sources:
1) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/nyregion/cuomo-will-seek-to-lift-drilling-ban.html
2) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/us/politics/29naturalgas.html

By on June 30, 2011, 9:44 pm
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One Response to “WFP Looks to Pressure Cuomo on Hydrofracking Ban”

  1. barbara mann Says:
    July 1st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I have entrusted you with protecting our environment, our water supply, the beauty of the finger lakes and wine industry. Please do not let NY be overrun and ruined like our PA neighbors.

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