By Rich Bindell and Anna Waterfield
Wow! So much has been happening on the fracking front in the last few days that we’ll have to perform some blog surgery and connect a few ideas together in one entry as kind of an update. Things are moving pretty quickly around here, so stay with us!
We Need You To “Like” Andrew Cuomo
As the fracking debate continues to heat up in New York State, Food & Water Watch and Frack Action are taking our movement to ban the process directly to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and we need your help. We’re asking people to post messages to his Facebook wall, telling him to be a leader in New York and beyond by banning fracking. Our hope is that, if enough people post to his page, we will give him enough reasons to step in and ban fracking.
There has been a fierce shift in momentum regarding public sentiment on fracking as of late because people are quickly becoming more informed on this issue. As our recent report the Case for a Ban on Gas Fracking points out, over the past 18 months, 10 studies have documented the severe public health and environmental risks associated with the process.
As far as New York State is concerned, we are currently at a crossroads where we can either allow the natural gas industry to bully legislators into accepting a system of meaningless regulations or we can loudly voice our opposition to fracking and demand a ban.
Of course, if Cuomo wants to be a leader, he better act quickly. We already have 60 resolutions banning fracking in various parts of the country and we are very close to passing one in New Jersey as this blog is being written. Let’s hope that Cuomo gets New York on this list! Read the full article…