A Million Fracking Letters Video

There are many reasons why ordinary citizens are speaking
out against hydro-fracking in
New York State:
 


Supporting Organizations

Andes Works!
Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
Center for Health, Environment
   and Justice (CHEJ)

Chefs For The Marcellus
Citizens Campaign for the
   Environment

Damascus Citizens for
   Sustainability

Earthworks
Empire State Consumers Project
Food & Water Watch
Frack Action
Gasland The Movie/Josh Fox
Grassroots Environmental
   Education

Great Neck Breast Cancer
   Coalition

Huntington Breast Cancer Action
   Coalition

Long Island Press
New York Public Interest Research
   Group (NYPIRG)

New York Residents Against
   Drilling

New York State Breast Cancer
   Network

Olive Defense Against Fracking
Otsego 2000
Physicians Against Fracking
Prevention Is The Cure
Riverkeeper
Sierra Club - Atlantic Chapter
Slow Food NYC
Sullivan Area Citizens for
   Responsible Energy
   Development
Sustainable Otsego
United For Action
WBAI Pacifica Radio
Westchester For Change

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 children's health.

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

Tell us about your
letter on Facebook!
A Million Fracking Letters is a private, citizen-based campaign to educate New Yorkers about the realities of hydrofracking in New York. Contributions are not tax deductible. For more information, please email info@amillionfrackingletters.com. 2012 A Million Fracking Letters, Inc.