Governor Cuomo, See You at The Fair!
What: Governor's Day at the New York State Fair-[Governor Cuomo will be there to open up the first day of The Fair]
Rally & Press Conference for a Statewide Ban on Fracking
*more details, speakers, and events of the day coming soon
Facebook Action to take right now:
Let Governor Cuomo know that you will be attending the NYS Fair to call on him to protect New York State from the destruction of hydro-fracking by posting this message on his Facebook page (http://j.mp/P3cu0t): "Governor Cuomo, See you at The Fair! I will be traveling from ..
and tweet this message at him (http://j.mp/MLsC8R): I'll see you at the fair, @NYGovCuomo, to say that #fracking would = biggest health + environmental disaster in NY's history. #banfracking
We are coming from all corners of our great state to converge on Governor's Day at the New York State Fair. We will implore Governor Cuomo to listen to the people of New York and ban hydro-fracking.
The citizens anti-fracking movement is building momentum across New York State and we're only getting started! On 7/26/12, the New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition announced over 1,000 independent businesses that support a ban on fracking in New York. Over 300 local elected officials have taken a stand and implored Governor Cuomo to address all the unanswered questions about how fracking would impact NY's environment, economy and public health. http://www.nyelectedofficials.org/ For years now, New York scientists and health professionals have repeatedly submitted damning testimony, reports, comments and letters about the dangers of fracking but they still have not received adequate response from the Cuomo administration. http://www.psehealthyenergy.org/resources/view/198913 Over 120 towns have enacted a ban or moratorium on fracking to voice their opposition. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have called on the Governor to enact a statewide ban on fracking.
Every day new community groups and leaders are taking a stand to protect New York. This is one of the largest grassroots citizens movements in the history of New York State and the most critical environmental and health issue our state has ever faced. We are aware that the highly flawed, industry-influenced, and incomplete environmental impact statement and regulations are due to be finalized this summer. A decision to finalize this process and move forward with fracking right now would be irresponsible and unconscionable.
Thats why, Governor Cuomo, we will see you at the fair. We love New York State and we want clean water, clean air, flourishing agriculture, a growing tourism industry and a future for our children. Governor, if you break it you own it and we will never forget. We need you to make New York State a national leader in renewable energy and a sustainable economy. Make us proud Governor Cuomo, do not leave a legacy of shame, destruction, and public unrest. Be a leader that we can believe in.