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Tell the EPA and/or Cuomo: “Don’t Frack With Our Drinking Water”

Remember this? The good news is that a hydrofracking moratorium passed the NYS Senate earlier this month. The bad news is, it was only a moratorium for a year. So we have to keep fighting to make sure our drinking water doesn’t get all fracked up! The City Council is holding a town hall for New Yorkers to express their concerns, here’s the info: NYC Council Hearing on Hydrofracking, Tues, Aug 24 The NYC Council is hosting a town hall meeting on hydrofracking and natural gas drilling in the State of New York. When: Tuesday, August 24th from 5pm-8:30pm Where: Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers Street in Manhattan. At this public meeting, residents will have the opportunity … More >>

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Protect Our Water Supply – Redux! TAKE ACTION

Send a Letter to Ask the DEC to Protect Our Water Under the pressure of public protest, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released a new environmental impact study regarding gas drilling in the area of NYC’s watersheds and has extended the public comment period on this issue until December 31, 2009! Natural Gas Drilling has resulted in polluted drinking water in states across the US. This practice must be banned in or near sources of our drinking water before it’s too late and our pristine water supply is irreversibly contaminated.The DEC must act vigilantly and fulfill its responsibility to the citizens of New York State by safeguarding our water from pollution and contamination. If drilling is allowed … More >>

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The Answer: Don’t Drill

Over fifty people showed up to the MYD Environmental Committee’s panel, “To Drill Or Not To Drill?”, which took place at Columbia Law School on Wednesday night. You can read the documents presented by the panelists below, and also check out the radio coverage on WBAI Evening News (starts at 17:55). Congrats to Lin Gordon and the fantastic, hard-working members of the Environmental Committee, who have been making a ton of great events happen this year around green issues in our city and state. What can you do to help? It’s easy. Just click HERE to support our campaign to Ban Gas Drilling and protect the state and city’s pristine water supply by sending a letter to your State Senator. … More >>

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DRILL, BABE, DRILL

Remember this from a few weeks ago? Now you have the chance to find out if New Yorkers will also be able to do this with your tap water in the near future. Here’s why you should care: Large-scale gas drilling in the Catskill area could result in the irreversible pollution of our water supply and cost New York billions of dollars in the process. An educational panel discussing Natural Gas Drilling Near NYC’s Watershed in the Catskill Mountains, covering its environmental, economic, and political implications and why New Yorkers can’t afford to take its clean unfiltered tap water for granted. Panelists wil discuss the risks and benefits of hydrofracking, the environmental impacts, alternatives to drilling, current policies and the … More >>

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