January 26, 2013

A huge thank you to Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy (CCSE)- a beautiful example of New Yorkers sticking together to protect one another.  Fracking simply is not safe here or anywhere.   Please sign up for CCSE's action alerts at

And call and write Governor Cuomo today with your opinion on fracking in the Southern Tier: 

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224


Governor Cuomo hasn’t leveled with New Yorkers, so no one can predict exactly when or where high-volume hydraulic fracturing may be introduced in the state. One thing is already clear: politically powerful constituencies like New York City will be given a measure of protection that won’t be extended to rural communities. Last summer the Cuomo administration leaked a plan to let the gas industry “frack” five Southern Tier counties while temporarily keeping other areas of the state off-limits. Now those five counties - Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga - are in the industry’s crosshairs.
Next week Catskill Citizens will begin mailing an informational brochure to over 190,000 households in these five target counties. It poses the question “Are you ready to be part of Governor Cuomo’s experiment?” The brochure describes industry exemptions from key environmental laws that can lead to drinking water contamination, and points out that individual property rights are no match for powerful gas drilling corporations.

Elected officials and landowners are increasingly saying no to fracking in NY.   Sign onto REALNYS (Responsible Associated Landowners of NYS) and ask your representatives to sign the following Elected Officials' letters:
REALNYS- The Responsible Associated Landowners of New York State

Elected Officials to Protect New York

Government Officials Request that Governor Cuomo
Require Public Participation for DOH Review/Assessment