Move-on Petition

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Elected Officials to Protect New York

Elected Officials to Protect New York.

Do a search to find the 18 Cortland County officials who have signed on and then contact those who have not to do so.

Businesses Endorse Fracking Ban

Constituency-form-final-1.pdf (application/pdf Object).

 

Endorsement
Form
I
support
a
ban
on
fracking
in
New
York.
I
urge
Governor
Andrew
Cuomo
and
the
New
York
State
Legislature
to
prohibit
this
dangerous
method
of
gas
drilling
that
threatens
our
water,
food,
and
air,
and
would
endanger
our
communities,
economy,
and
environment.
Your
Name:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________Zip
Code:
_____________________
Phone
Number:_________________________________
Email
Address:_______________________________________________________
Please
tell
us,
in
2
or
3
sentences,
why
you
support
a
ban
on
fracking:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name
of
company,
institution
or
organization
_______________________________________________________
Web
site:
_____________________________________________
Your
title:
____________________________________________
Type
of
organization
(please
circle
all
that
apply):
Business:
Farm
Restaurant
Food
&
beverage
industry
Real
estate
Tourism
Health
care
or
public
health
Other:
_________________________________
Non-­‐Profit
Organization:
Environmental
Business
association
Union
or
labor
Student
Faith-­‐based
Other:______________________________________
Please
check
here
if
you
are
signing
on
behalf
of
your
business
or
organization:
_______
Please
check
here
if
you
would
like
your
affiliation
listed
for
identification
purposes
only:
_________
By
signing
this
form,
you
agree
to
allow
New
Yorkers
Against
Fracking
to
list
you
and/or
your
organization,
institution,
or
company
on
our
web
site,
be
included
in
media
announcements,
and
be
added
to
public
education
materials.
For
more
information,
or
if
you
have
any
questions,
please
contact:
David
Braun:
david@nyagainstfracking.org;
917-­‐514-­‐0700
Endorsement
forms
can
be
returned
to:
c/o
Food
&
Water
Watch,
155
Water
Street,
6th
Floor,
Brooklyn,
NY
11201
http://www.NYAgainstFracking.

A Mother’s Day Letter to the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama | Mothers For Sustainable Energy

A Mother’s Day Letter to the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama | Mothers For Sustainable Energy.

Petition to bring bill to suspend hydraulic fracturing to NYS Legislature

NYS Senators: Bring bill A07400 to suspend hydraulic fracturing for vote

Bill A07400 proposed by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, calls to suspend hydraulic fracturing in New York State. It passed in the Assembly, however the Senate has not yet acted on this legislation. We are opposed to hydrofracking due to long term irreversible adverse environmental and health impacts, and are asking our Senate leaders to take a stand and oppose permitting until more studies are completed.

Yes, there was a Senate version of this bill, S5592, sponsored by Carlucci.  It was introduced in June and got at least 9 co-sponsors.  You can research the bill on the NY Legislature  web site.

To be delivered to: The New York State Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo

“We are citizens of NYS who oppose high volume horizontal hydrofracking. We request our Senate leaders act urgently to support Bill A07400 to suspend hydrofracking and bring this bill to the floor for vote.”  SIGN HERE:

http://signon.org/sign/nys-senators-bring-bill.fb1?source=s.fb&r_by=351080

100+ Groups from 23 States File Petition for Drilling and Fracking Chemical Testing, Info

http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/fracking_petition.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2011
CONTACT:
Kathleen Sutcliffe, Earthjustice, (202) 667-4500, ext.235
Richard Denison, Environmental Defense Fund, (202) 387-3500
Roberta Winters, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (610) 527-3706
John Fenton, Pavilion Area Concerned Citizens, (307) 856-7098
100+ Groups from 23 States File Petition for Drilling and Fracking Chemical Testing, Info
Concerned about health impacts of drilling boom, groups press for answers from Halliburton and others
WASHINGTON, DC – A large coalition of public health, environmental, and good government groups filed a petition (PDF) today demanding that full health and safety information be made available for all of the chemicals used in oil and gas development, including the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”  Fracking is when oil and gas companies blast millions of gallons of water treated with chemicals into the ground to force oil and gas from hard-to-reach places deep inside the earth.  Along with a fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, and sick families.
“The more information we have about the chemicals used in fracking and drilling, the easier it will be to keep people safe and healthy,” said Earthjustice Associate Attorney Megan Klein. “But EPA needs to move quickly – we learn of new problems related to this industry almost daily.”
Earthjustice filed the petition on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund, The League of Women Voters and more than 100 other groups from across America including those with national membership and others with membership from among 23 states (list). The petition asks the EPA to draft rules that — for the first time — would require manufacturers and processors of drilling and fracking chemicals to conduct testing and produce health and safety data needed to evaluate the health and environmental risks of their substances and mixtures.
“The complications linked to the chemicals used in oil and gas development are emblematic of a larger problem in this country — in which we allow dangerous or untested chemicals to be used in everyday consumer products and, in this case, mixed with water and pumped underground,” said Richard Denison, Senior Scientist with Environmental Defense Fund. “Ultimately, the goal of this petition is to encourage companies to do the right thing. If health impacts associated with their products are widely known, it will serve as a powerful incentive for companies to act more responsibly.”
Little is known about many of the chemicals used in drilling and fracking. What information is available is sobering: 78 percent of known fracking chemicals are associated with serious short-term health effects such as burning eyes, rashes, asthma-like effects, nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, tremors, and convulsions.  Between 22 and 47 percent of those chemicals also are associated with longer-term health effects, including cancer, organ damage, and harm to the endocrine system.
“People are understandably concerned about the potential health impacts posed by fracking. Here in Pennsylvania and across the region, as the pace of drilling has skyrocketed, so too have reports of illness and pollution,” said Roberta Winters of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania. “The League of Women Voters is deeply concerned about this national issue that threatens the environment and public health. The state Leagues of New York and Pennsylvania are working hard to educate the public about the environmental, public health, and economic impacts associated with fracking. As we continue to advocate for public participation and transparency, we encourage citizens to make their voices heard to regain necessary environmental protections. Our nation’s leaders are on notice that our organization, and more than a hundred others nationwide are pressing for swift action on this petition.”
The petition also asks the EPA to require Halliburton and 8 other fracking chemical companies to provide any documentation these companies have of environmental or health problems associated with the chemicals they manufacture, process, or distribute.
“Here in Pavilion, we’re surrounded by fracked gas wells. The EPA told us over a year ago not to use our well water anymore for drinking or cooking,” said John Fenton of Pavilion (WY) Area Concerned Citizens. “The way the rules work right now, it’s easy for companies to sidestep responsibility.  I don’t think we should stand for it any longer, which is why I’ve signed onto this petition.”
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RESOURCES
__________________________________
Kathleen Sutcliffe
Campaign Manager
Earthjustice
1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Suite 702
Washington, DC 20036
T: 202-667-4500, ext 235
F: 202-667-2356
www.earthjustice.org
Because the earth needs a good lawyer

WFP Petition to Cuomo to Ban Hydrofrackin in NYS

If we want to protect New York’s drinking water from risky natural gas drilling, we need to act now.

The New York Times just reported on a Congressional investigation into hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), a drilling method that threatens our water supply and our environment. The investigation reported that companies including Halliburton have been pumping tens of millions of gallons of diesel oil into our water supply as part of the fracking procedure.

After grassroots pressure from tens of thousands of concerned New Yorkers, the State Senate approved a moratorium on fracking this summer. But it’s time to tell Gov. Cuomo that a moratorium isn’t enough — we need to ban fracking permanently in New York before our water supply becomes contaminated.

Sign the Working Families Party telling Gov. Cuomo to ban fracking.  Just go to:

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