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Withdraw Revised Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter Now Has More Than 2,000 Signatories/Pour it on!!!


I am pleased to let you know that the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS coalition letter has more than 2,000 signatories after only four days. Thank you so much for supporting this main line of defense against horizontal hydfracturing in New York.

More than 240 local, state and national organizations are referenced by the signatories, including elected and appointed officials, farms, wineries, local businesses, religious groups, environmental organizations, good government groups and grassroots public interest advocates of every description. That is a formidable coalition.


This is a great beginning, but we have much more work to do. A mere letter to Governor Cuomo will not thwart DEC's fatally flawed proposal. Each and every one of us has to take further action.

First, become a force multiplier. Find more signatories by reaching out to friends, family members and colleagues. Pass along the alert below. Ask everyone you know to sign the coalition letter. Then ask them to email and call Governor Cuomo in unrelenting fashion. His contact info is presented below.

Second, ask your elected officials to sign the letter because it has fails to fulfill the mandate of Executive Order No. 41.

Third, circulate the alert to every environmental, public interest, religious, academic, political, community and good government group you are involved with. Implore them all to join the campaign to send the Revised Draft SGEIS back to the drawing board.

If you belong to environmental groups that have not signed, please ask why not. Various giant environmental and progressive political organizations should send email blasts to tens of thousands of members. Please ask them to help ASAP.

Finally, help your children organize their classmates and teachers. A single school can generate hundreds of signatories.

The coalition letter identifies 17 major shortcomings that Governor Cuomo cannot ignore. This strategy is bringing enormous pressure to bear on the key decision maker.

At the same time, it does not conflict with the higher aspirations of those who want to enact laws, adopt local ordinances or provide other safeguards.

In conclusion, the coalition letter is an essential first step to prevent an inadequate and incomplete Final SGEIS from being adopted. By continuing the de facto moratorium, New York's environment and public health will be protected from horizontal hydrofracturing hazards.

Keep pushing. Don't stop till you drop. Thanks so much.





Withdraw Revised Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter Alert at: