Time is Running Out – We Need to Let Albany Know We Cannot Allow Unsafe Gas Drilling
TWO RALLIES TO WAKE UP ALBANY!
The extensive, difficult battle to prevent unsafe gas drilling in New York State utilizing hydrofracking is now approaching its next critical moment. On July 1, 2011 the Governor wants a new Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement available for public comment. The evidence of fracking’s destruction to our water, health, communities and the environment keeps mounting. Mountainkeeper and our coalition partners have created a series of events to let the Governor, DEC and legislators know that we cannot allow unsafe gas drilling.
Please join us for these first two events to tell our government that New Yorkers will not tolerate the giveaway of our most precious resources - clean water and clean air. Building on the momentum from the recent series of articles in the New York Times, let our government hear some noise from us now!
First Rally: Thursday, March 24th
Join us in Albany to call upon Governor Cuomo to expand the scope of the SGEIS at the New York State Capitol (West Capitol Park, Swan Street Steps) at 12 noon. Bring everyone you can, as well as signs and banners. Following the rally we will march to the second floor of the Capitol to show the Governor we support the policy that all of New York's "watersheds are sacrosanct."
For bus information from Ithaca and Binghamton on March 24th please contact Elaine Perkus at (607) 725-7785.
Second Rally: Monday, April 11th
Join us again in Albany for a larger Rally & Lobby Day to stop unsafe gas drilling.
The rally will start on the Capital Lawn at 10:30 AM and be followed by visits with legislators throughout the afternoon. This is the day to get you and everyone you can to Albany and show with sheer numbers and diversity that all of New York; upstate, downstate, environmentalist, capitalist, scientist, mother, farmer, father, teacher, and student do not want this pushed ahead at the expense of our communities, our health, our water and our air!!!!