BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
By all accounts Governor Cuomo is putting the finishing touches on his plans to frack New York, and at this point he’s doing it virtually alone. He has already made it clear that he doesn’t want the public, the legislature or health care professionals engaged in the process, and now we hear that he’s also taken the matter out of the hands of the DEC.
Despite the secrecy surrounding the process, blogger Tom Wilber recently reported some disturbing details of Cuomo’s plan including:
You can read Wilber’s entire post here.
If Cuomo opens New York to fracking, that won’t be the end of public opposition, it will just mark the beginning of a new phase – one where lawsuits, direct action and non-violent civil disobedience will play important roles.
We had a glimpse of the future earlier this month when two hundred activists turned out in Horseheads, New York to temporarily block the entrance to the Schlumberger facility that supports fracking operations in Pennsylvania. Area residents complain that the plant is a source of noise and light pollution, and that it contaminates the air with silica dust, which can cause respiratory disease.
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
There will be three major anti-fracking events in three different cities in the weeks ahead.
Rally outside the Sheraton Hotel where Governor Cuomo will be holding a policy summit. 811 Seventh Avenue. Click here to sign up.
Confront Governor Cuomo when he officially opens the New York State Fair. Sign up to participate here.
RALLY, MARCH, AND PLEDGE RESISTANCE!
Sign up here for the march and rally. Click here to pledge resistance. (Even if you can’t make the Albany rally, you can pledge resistance online, and your pledge will be delivered to Governor Cuomo.)
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