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 to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) official study examining the potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic drilling.
While the EPA is holding hearings elsewhere in the State, none have been proposed for New York City. This town hall will serve as a way to voice concerns regarding the issue of drilling for natural gas and uncertainties about the processes used for natural gas drilling, including hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale Formation.
Please RSVP by this Friday, August 20th to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 788-6871.
Can’t make it to the Town Hall? Tell Democratic candidate for Governor Andrew Cuomo to support a permanent ban on hydrofracking by taking action HERE. This is part of the MYD Environmental Committee’s official policy platform — read more about it HERE.