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Re: [permaculture-61] TUESDAY! Action to Protect New York's Water from Hydro-Fracking

From: Greg T.
Sent on: Sunday, June 13, 2010 4:30 PM
If everyone in NYS improved the energy efficiency their 1-4 family house or apartment building by 30%, we would not need hydrofracking. 

Greg Todd
Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
 - Fort Greene Office
65 Lafayette Avenue  
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The race is not given
To the swift, nor to the strong
But to the one 
That endureth
Until the end

On Jun 13, 2010, at 3:58 PM, claire <[address removed]> wrote:

Gas companies want to bring fracking to New York and jeopardize the water supply of millions across the city and state.  Fracking could create an environmental catastrophe as severe as the Gulf oil spill���right here in New York.  Hydraulic fracturing will begin in New York this year unless the state legislature acts by the end of June!  Right now, legislation that would restrict fracking is stalled in committee as our elected officials play politics with our water!

The only way to prevent fracking from starting this year is to generate WIDESPREAD PUBLIC AWARENESS and POLITICAL PRESSURE on our elected officials in the State Assembly and the State Senate.  We need your help.

��� CALL
Governer Patterson at[masked] and tell him: Support the Englebright/Addabbo bill.  Not Another Gulf!

��� EMAIL OR CALL your Senator and tell them ��� I support the Englebright/Addabbo bill (A.10490/S.7592). Don't play politics with our water.


JUNE 15TH 12 NOON at the Department of Environmental Conservation regional offices


[masked]st Street in Long Island City, Queens
take the 7 train to Hunter's Point Ave or the G to 21st St.

Contact Julia Walsh at [address removed] or Claire Sandberg at [address removed] for more information

21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz NY 12561 next to ShopRite

Contact Rosalyn at [address removed]


615 Erie Blvd., West
Syracuse, NY

Contact Kevin Mayer at [address removed] and Jeff Toolan [address removed]


6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY

Contact Emily Good at [address removed] or Margaret Ball at [address removed]


1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY

Contact Kaysha Smith [address removed]  or David Frey at [address removed]


270 Michigan Avenue

Buffalo, NY
Contact Rita Yelda at [address removed]

 What is fracking?

Fracking uses toxic chemicals to break up rock formations and release natural gas deposits.  Groundwater systems are extremely vulnerable to contamination from the chemicals used in fracking, and from gasses which can ignite or explode.  Above ground, the hydro-fracking process creates huge pools of toxic waste that can kill animals, vegetation, and people.  Fracking is not regulated by the EPA and does not have to abide by the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, or Safe Drinking Water Act.  Companies do even not have to disclose the toxic chemicals used in the process. 

The New York State Legislature is currently debating a law that would delay fracking until its consequences are fully understood.  The Englebright/Addabbo bill (A.10490/S.7592) would establish a moratorium on fracking until the federal Environmental Protection Agency completes a study on the effects of fracking on the environment and public health of  communities around the country.  But now the bill's future is in jeopardy at the eleventh hour. 

Join the movement to save New York's water! Not Another Gulf!


Frack Action is a campaign calling for an immediate moratorium on hydraulic fracturing natural gas extraction in New York State. On the federal level, we aim to close the "Halliburton loophole" and restore EPA enforcement of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and Safe Water Drinking Act in oversight of hydro-fracking. The Frack Action website provides a central location for groups and individuals around the country to connect, create alliances, and mobilize a grassroots movement to protect our water.

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