There are many reasons why ordinary citizens are speaking
out against hydro-fracking in
New York State:
Many New Yorkers are concerned about the contamination of
public water supplies, or the harmful effects of
air pollution, or
the economic impact on tourism or impacts on
New York State's vital agricultural
community. Others are concerned about exposure to
radioactive materials or toxic
heavy metals brought up from deep underground,
or that toxic wastes will damage
local water treatment plants. Parents are concerned about their
Many people are concerned that the the chemicals being used in the fracking process are kept secret. Others believe the gas industry should be subject to environmental laws like everyone else (Companies engaged in hydrofracking are exempt from the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.) Still others believe that the gas industry should be responsible for cleaning up spills and toxic residues. Right now, they can walk away, leaving the landowner responsible.
Many people are concerned that taxpayers are subsidizing the gas industry by paying for the highways, police, EMTs and other community services fracking companies depend on, or that these companies are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to political campaigns to ensure access and favorable treatment. Others are concerned that the multi-million dollar TV advertising campaign claiming that dirty gas drilling is "clean energy" is confusing the public.
If you prefer, write your own
letter and mail it to:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
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