Ban fracking ad and petition to Governor Cuomo

Watch our Brand New Ad and Sign the Petition

This is the truth about fracking. It's not about economic growth or boosting our communities. It's about profits for the oil and gas industry, at the expense of our families' health, safety, and pocketbooks.

Watch our brand new ad and hear it for yourself from folks in Pennsylvania who are living with fracking in their back yards. Then sign the petition to tell Governor Cuomo: we need a ban on fracking in New York.

To keep fracking out of New York, we need to ramp up the pressure on Governor Cuomo, telling him to put safety first. Help us reach our goal of 100,000 signatures by signing today and forwarding this alert to friends and family members in New York!






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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  • Your Governor

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Dear Governor Cuomo,



Please keep our drinking water and our communities safe, and ban fracking in New York.

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