The New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition is calling on all New Yorkers to come to Albany for a rally to keep fracking out of our beloved state. We will take our message right to the Governor as we gather outside the annual State of the State Address, delivered by Andrew Cuomo.
SIGN UP FOR BUSES:
New Paltz: http://bit.ly/S7fSQI
Kingston/Saugerties: E-mail email@example.com for vans.
Oneonta/Cooperstown: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat and obtain more info.
Ithaca, Caroline and Whitney Point: https://www.wepay.com/donations/bus-to-albany
What: Rally to Stop Fracking in NY at the State of the State Address
When: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Time: 11AM – 3PM
Where: Empire State Plaza – Concourse hallway near the entrance to The Egg (Indoors), Albany, NY
For complete details including organizers in your region and maps go to http://www.nyagainstfracking.org/
FOR MORE INFO IN THE FOLLOWING REGIONS CONTACT:
Daniel Morrissey at email@example.com
Betta Broad at firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City
David Braun at email@example.com, Corinne Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Weltman at email@example.com
Isaac Silberman-Gorn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finger Lakes- Ithaca
Sara Hess at email@example.com
Zora Gussow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Yelda at email@example.com
For general inquiries on the State of the State action please contact Renee Vogelsang at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve never needed your voices more than now. On November 28th, the Department of Environmental Conservation took the reckless step of releasing draft rules and regulations that would sanction the process of fracking in New York State, thus setting the clock ticking on a decision-making process that, absent our intervention, could lead to permits in early 2013.
Never mind that the environmental impact statement (sGEIS) that is supposed to serve as a scientific foundation of those regulations has not been released to the public. Never mind that the unfinished health “review” that is supposed to sit at the heart of the sGEIS is shrouded in secrecy. Never mind that the work of the health study is being carried out by three outside experts who are contracted for a mere 25 hours–three days–of their time. Never mind that Governor Cuomo said NO to New York’s own physicians and scientists who have demanded a transparent, comprehensive health impact assessment.
Let’s tell the Governor that everything about this process is wrong: it is backward, undemocratic, hasty, and irrational.
A secret, 25-hour health review? Shockingly inadequate. An industry-influenced sGEIS? Fatally flawed. And cart-before-the-horse rulemaking? Un-fracking-believable.
To sign up and find complete details go to http://www.nyagainstfracking.org/