Aug. 2012 Action

Governor Cuomo has said that a decision on hydrofracking is imminent.

The New York Times reported that the governor will open the Southern Tier to fracking. The rest of the state will follow.

We can’t let this happen. We must once again impress on Governor Cuomo all of the risks he’s taking — ecological, economic and political. We must do this with greater energy and urgency than ever before.

Governor Cuomo promised that fracking wouldn’t endanger drinking water supplies or human health. He promised that decisions about fracking would be “guided by science” and based on “bona fide studies.”

But the governor has not kept his promises. He has ignored credible scientific studies. He’s taken the gas industry’s suspect data and used it to shape a policy that puts our water supplies at risk. He’s turned a deaf ear to the concerns of public health officials and medical professionals. The administration won’t even consider fracking’s impact on public health.

Governor Cuomo said he wants to “get the conversation back to facts and logic and science and information.” He clearly needs our help.

Here are the facts:

Fracking is an extreme, dangerous, unsustainable form of energy extraction, like coal from mountaintop removal, and oil from tar sands and deep water drilling. We don’t want it here in our beautiful New York.

We are winning on many fronts — locally, statewide, nationally and, increasingly, internationally. But we have to come together at this critical juncture to protect New York from the oil and gas corporations.

Here’s what we’re doing:

We will gather in Albany on August 27th for a historic action against fracking in our state. Together, we will take a Pledge to Resist Fracking in New York, and commit ourselves to nonviolent action to defend our state. On August 25th and 26th, we will prepare with trainings in nonviolent direct action and strategy.

Governor Cuomo needs to know that we won’t be victims of an industrial experiment by a stroke of his pen. We will nonviolently mobilize to stop fracking in our state.

So sign up. Spread the word! Join us, and help make history. With one, enormous voice, we’re going to SHOUT:

Governor Cuomo, WE LOVE NY. DO YOU?

Signed,

Advocates for Morris
Back to Democracy
Berks Gas Truth
Cancer Action NY
Capital District Against Fracking (CDAF)
Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
Cayuga Anti-Fracking Alliance
Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy (C-CARE)
Chenango Delaware Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group (CDOG)/un-naturalgas.org
Citizen Action
Citizens for Water
ClimateMama
Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County
Concerned Citizens of Rural Broome
Concerned Citizens of the Town of Chenango
Concerned Citizens of Ulysses
Concerned Worcester Citizens
Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
Danby Action
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (DRAC)
Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project
Enfield Neighbors for Safe Air and Water (ENSAW)
Faith Communities Together
Fingerlakes MoveOn
Fleased
Food and Water Watch
Frack Action
Frack Free Catskills
Frack Free Genesee
Frack Free Nation
Frack Free NY
Frack Free Ohio
Franklin Local
Friends of Butternuts
Friends of Sustainable Sidney
Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County (GDACC)
Gas Free Seneca
Green Umbrella: NY Youth for a Just and Sustainable Future
Hector Clean Waters
Hydro Relief Web
Middlefield Neighbors
Mothers United for Sustainable Technologies (MUST)
New Yorkers Against Fracking (NYAF)
New York Residents Against Drilling (NYRAD)
New York Students Rising (NYSR)
NY Grassroots Alliance to Save our State (NY GRASS)
NYH2O
Owego RAFT (Residents Against Fracking Tioga)
People Advocating for the Use of Sustainable Energy (PAUSE)
People for a Healthy Environment, INC
Plymouth Friends of Clean Water
Protect Laurens
Protect Pittsfield
Residents Opposing Unsafe Shale-Gas Extraction (ROUSE)
Rochesterians Concerned About Unsafe Shale-gas Extraction (R-CAUSE)
Sane Energy Project
Save Our SUNY
Shaleshock Action Alliance
Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
Stop the Frack Attack
Sustainable Otsego
The Mothers Project
Tour de Frack
United For Action
Vestal Residents for Safe Energy (VeRSE)
Water Equality
Western NY Drilling Defense
Westford Neighbors
350.org
(In alphabetical order)

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