Tell Governor Cuomo to ban fracking in New York

Send a Message to Governor Cuomo: Ban Fracking Now

Man with Ban Fracking Sign.jpgHydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) is a dangerous drilling method used to extract natural gas from shale rock. Each new well requires millions of gallons of fracking fluid (a mixture of water, sand and toxic chemicals), injected deep underground at high pressures to break up the rock and release gas.

Recent polls show that the majority of New Yorkers oppose opening up our state to fracking. Now we need to turn up the pressure on Governor Cuomo and show him that New Yorkers don't want a single well that could poison their water and threaten their health.

Send Governor Cuomo a message today!

Learn more about fracking

Fracking and other unconventional methods of extracting oil and natural gas come with intensive drilling and mining, massive amounts of toxic waste, air pollution and pervasive infrastructure that threatens our essential food and water resources.

To frack a well, operators mix millions of gallons of water with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals, including some known to cause cancer, and then pump it all into the earth at extreme pressure to try to break up rock formations so oil and natural gas might flow.

Drilling and fracking:

  • require millions of gallons of water for each well, competing with farmers for local water supplies.
  • produce massive amounts of toxic and even radioactive waste with no good disposal options.
  • contaminate sources of drinking water as a result of disposal problems and the thousands of leaks and spills every year.
  • can lead houses and water wells to explode, due to contamination from methane and other harmful gases.
  • bring untold costs to local communities, from declines in agriculture, real estate and tourism to road damage, public health problems and increased demand for social services.
You can find more information in our reports and fact sheets on our site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/

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Dear Governor Cuomo,

I urge you to ban fracking throughout the state of New York.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]