A story in the New York Times on Wednesday seems to confirm the rumors we’ve been hearing for the past several weeks. Sometime this summer the Cuomo Administration will begin issuing shale gas drilling permits in areas of five Southern Tier counties where local municipalities haven’t passed fracking bans or moratoria.

Governor Cuomo is taking a gamble with the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. The state still has not done a health impact study to determine what effect the inevitable water and air contamination will have on local residents. New York should not use the citizens of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga Counties as guinea pigs.

Tell Governor Cuomo that all New Yorkers deserve equal Take Action! protection, and that our upstate counties should not be turned over to out-of-state gas corporations as sacrifice zones.


Earlier this month, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy launched a media campaign alerting New York City residents to the fact that their drinking water will not be protected if high-volume fracking gets underway in the state. The centerpiece of the campaign is this striking poster that will appear on bus shelters throughout Brooklyn in the months ahead. We also have a new website, designed to reach out to urban residents.


Saturday June 23, 11:00AM to 1:00PM Catskill Citizens Volunteers Meeting

Want to roll up your sleeves and join our frack fighting team? There is plenty to do, and you can make a difference.

The Old North Branch Inn
869 North Branch-Hortonville Road
North Branch 12766

For more information email [email protected].

Saturday June 23, 3:00PM to 5PM Community Meeting to Stop the Hancock Compressor Station

The meeting will be in Long Eddy, NY near the site of the proposed compressor station. Keep an eye on our website for details, or contact us at [email protected].

Saturday June 30, 9:00AM-1:00PM Stream Monitor Workshop

Volunteers will learn how to collect field data from streams in the Delaware River Watershed that are threatened by natural gas drilling. Register here.

Delaware Youth Center Pavilion
8 Creamery Road
Callicoon NY 12723

Saturday, July 28, 10:00-2:00 PM STOP THE FRACK ATTACK!

A national day of action on the West lawn in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. For more information, and to register, go to

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For more information email [email protected] or call (845) 468 7063

Two out of three people who find out about fracking think the risks aren’t worth the rewards.
Public awareness is the key to our success, so spread the word!

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