NYC Says Frack No!

Hundreds of hydrofracking opponents packed the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night to speak out against the dangerous practice.  As NY1 reports, the vast majority of those in attendance spoke against allowing hydrofracking in upstate New York.

The Manhattan Young Democrats have been vocal in our opposition to this practice for years.  Click HERE to read the MYD Environmental Committee’s 2009 policy paper on the issue.

While it is heartening to see so many New Yorkers voice their opposition to hydrofracking, we still have a long way to go:

…barring an abrupt change of heart by Cuomo, it’s expected the DEC will move to finalize regulations and could begin issuing permits for hydrofracking sometime next year.

To get involved in MYD’s campaign against hydrofracking, join the Environmental and Animal Welfare Committee.