CALL CUOMO NOW! TELL HIM “COMPLETE THE FRACKING HEALTH REVIEW BEFORE WRITING RULES AND REGULATIONS”
In Albany: (518) 474-8390 In New York City: (212) 681-4580
Yesterday Governor Cuomo indicated that New York State will file for a 90 day extension in order to buy time to complete fracking regulations before a legal deadline expires on November 29th. This extension gives the state until the end of February to publish regulations without having to hold public hearings or face the increased scrutiny that those hearings would provide.
It’s irresponsible for the governor to set a deadline for promulgating regulations before the ongoing review of public health impacts is complete. To make matters worse, it appears that the DEC is preparing to issuing fracking rules (these are different than the regulations) within a matter of days or hours – also before the health review is finished, before the SGEIS is published, and before regulations are in place. These rash decisions can only be interpreted one way – Cuomo intends to fast track fracking without regard for the health or safety of New Yorkers.
For a better understanding of this confusing, and disheartening, situation, read NRDC’s Senior Attorney Kate Sinding’s excellent blog on this subject.
What can you do to prevent fracking?
|•Tell Governor Cuomo "Don't you dare permit fracking before rules are in place!"|
|•Tell Governor Cuomo to Fire the Climate Change Denier in charge of fracking in New York State.|
|•PROTECT NEW YORK! PLEDGE TO RESIST!|
October 27, 2012
Video of Frack Free Chenango Rally, Saturday, October 27th, Norwich
Grassroots group rallies against hydraulic fracturing, Evening Sun
Frack Free Chenango is the fourth in a series of rallies across the Southern Tier in which residents of each county are rejecting Governor Cuomo's proposed "sacrifice zone." A Protect Our Towns Rally followed the YMCA Halloween Parade through Norwich in which we marched alongside a fantastically decorated float complete with musicians. Parade-goers cheered us on and we were awarded second place in our category in the parade. Joining us at the rally were anti-frack candidates Dan Lamb for US Congress & Howard Leib for NYS Senate and anti-frack speakers from many of our Chenango towns as well as our neighboring counties. The day came to a close at the Elk's Club with two phenomenal local bands Fetish Lane and The Zydeco Trailblazers.