From the Delaware Riverkeeper Network:
Please Call New York Legislators now to protect New York from gas drilling pollution!
There are 3 critical bills before the New York legislature that need to be pushed andpushed hard right now – this is the last week left in the legislative session and all legislation related to gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing is being blocked. New York is being dumped on by Pennsylvania due to toxic wastes being sent here, municipalities are being challenged intheir efforts to exercise their rights and fulfill their responsibilities, and the State is on the verge of being fracked big time. Let’s unblock this stalemate to protect New York’s water and environment!
Please take a minute to make these calls now:
- A.7400 Sweeney/S.5592 Carlucci -- One Year Moratorium on Hydrofracking: The Assembly has passed this bill but the Senate needs to act or it will die. This bill will suspend all permitting for hydraulic fracturing until June 1, 2012.
- A.7013 Sweeney/S.4616 Avella -- Classifying Fracking Waste as Hazardous: Toxic drilling wastes are being imported to New York from Pennsylvania, where they are drilling like mad and have lots to get rid of. This bill will update current regulations so that all waste from natural gas drilling that meets the definition of hazardous waste in New York State Law will be subject to all generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal laws and regulations.
- A.3245 Lifton/S.3472 Oppenheimer -- Restoring Local Protections over Natural Gas Development: This bill clarifies that local governments retain the right to enact and enforce zoning laws of general applicability with respect to land use within their jurisdiction when confronted with the negative impacts from oil and gas development. The burden of oil and gas development is an unfunded mandate on upstate communities if they are not allowed to use the most basic land-use planning tools to protect unique local assets.
Thank you for taking the time to insist the NY Legislature does the right thing!
Here are the names and numbers:
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos: (518) 455-3171
Senator James Alesi: (518) 455-2015
Senator Hugh Farley: (518) 455-2181
Senator Kemp Hannon: (518) 455-2200
Senator William Larkin: (518) 455-2770
Senator Kenneth LaValle: (518) 455-3121
Senator Thomas Libous: (518) 455-2677
Senator Carl Marcellino: (518) 455-2390
Senator George Maziarz: (518) 455-2024
Senator Michael Nozzolio: (518) 455-2366
Senator Stephen Saland: (518) 455-2411
Senator James Seward: (518) 455-3131