We Need Safe Water. Ban gas extraction.

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” has fast become the highly toxic method of choice for accessing reserves of methane previously inaccessible due to technological limitations.

Geological experts claim that shale beds in New York, particularly the Utica and Marcellus Shale, contain significant amounts of natural gas. Numerous energy and gas drilling companies are now vying with one another to tap these deposits using a method known as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). The recent release of the fatally flawed draft supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on horizontal drilling and hydrofracking by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now bringing this issue to the forefront.

Hydrofracking, a gas extraction process developed by Halliburton, would pump millions of gallons of water and ‘fracking fluids’ containing mixtures of up to 250 toxic chemicals under high pressure to break apart the rock, forcing the gas to the surface. With operations in 32 states, the gas industry has provided ample evidence that extracting gas from low permeable rock is environmentally unsafe.

It is unlikely that this method of drilling could ever be made completely safe, regardless of regulations, and natural gas drilling in New York State has the capacity to jeopardize the health, safety and welfare of millions of New York residents.

If global corporations are allowed to turn our state into a sacrifice zone, reap massive short-term profits, and significantly add to greenhouse gas emissions, the true costs of drilling in terms of environmental impacts, quality of life, and long-term cleanup costs would be passed on to state residents.

Due to the inherent danger of un-natural gas drilling and the potentially massive impact on our local rural communities, we are calling on Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to support a complete ban on drilling in low permeable stone deposits in New York State.

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NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is one of our few elected officials to demand we understand the science and real environmental and health effects of fracking. He has just filed a lawsuit against the federal government because it has neglected to conduct a full environmental study of the potential effects fracking.
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