Through the power of organizing, New Yorkers scored an historic victory when Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in 2014. That campaign against continues, most notably in our work to stop fracking infrastructure.
In the past year, the movement against fossil fuels in New York has achieved some real victories, including stopping the Port Ambrose gas facility and the Constitution pipeline. But to transition to a sustainable future, we must stop the fossil fuel projects planned across the state, from the Seneca Lake gas storage facility to the AIM pipeline to the Pilgrim pipelines.
We must also defend our most vital resources from other threats. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial trade agreement, is a corporate power grab that would undermine safety standards. Corporations are trying to take control of our public water systems. And our environment is under assault from Monsanto’s arsenal and other toxic risks to our health.
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Eric Weltman, New York Senior Organizer
Eric Weltman is a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York. He has over 25 years of experience leading social justice campaigns and building progressive power.