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Take Urgent Action in the Days Ahead


All hands on deck!!! The historic gubernatorial election that could decide the fate of Marcellus Shale fracking in New York is less than 48 hours away. I implore you to take urgent action in the days ahead.

Andrew Cuomo has promised to complete his secret Department of Health (DOH) shale fracking "review" "by the end of this year." If that DOH "review" is completed, a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) could be adopted without further revision or any regulatory rulemaking proceeding.

If that happens, New York's going on seven-year shale fracking moratorium could come to a quick, unfortunate end.

Take Urgent Action Today

We must dedicate ourselves to making sure that New Yorkers avoid that outcome. Here is what you can do to help.

1. Check out More Amazingly Powerful, Sophisticated and Eloquent Fractivist Letters

These incredible communications demonstrate how to stay on-message to halt the DOH "review and the Draft SGEIS proceedings:

2. We Need a Torrent of Calls, Emails and Tweets to Andrew Cuomo

Request that Andrew Cuomo promise to:

a) HALT his secret DOH "review" and his outdated Draft SGEIS because both are inadequate to safeguard New York from Marcellus Shale fracking hazards.

b) CONTINUE New York's shale fracking moratorium until a comprehensive shale fracking "Public Health Impact Study" is conducted openly and transparently with full public participation to resolve all shale fracking health hazard concerns once and for all.

Email Andrew Cuomo:

Call Andrew Cuomo: New York City: 212-681-4580

Albany: 518-474-8390

Binghamton: 607-721-8367

Tweet Andrew Cuomo: @NYGovCuomo

Facebook Andrew Cuomo:

Go Full-Force. Do Not Stop Until You Drop. Every VOTE, Call, Email and Tweet Counts.

Important Town Hall Event Hosted by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick

I am pleased to report that Fractivists participated in an important Marcellus Shale gas Town Hall discussion hosted by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick in New York City on 10/29/14.

Ms. Glick's event at The New School involved herself, Erin Heaton-Meyer of Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy (C-CARE) and myself. It was attended by many New Yorkers concerned about their drinking water as well as Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Councilmember Corey Johnson and the President of the New School, David Van Zandt.

Ms. Glick's event was co-sponsored by many prominent entities, including: Community Board 1 (many thanks to Chairperson Catherine McVay-Hughes), Community Board 2, Community Board 3, Community Board 4, State Senator Brad Hoylman, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember CoreyJohnson, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Bleeker Area Merchants & Residential Association, Downtown Independent Democrats, Downtown Progressive Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of New York City, Village Independent Democrats and Village Democratic Club.

Please join me in expressing profound gratitude to Assemblywomen Barbara Lifton, Deborah Glick, Catherine Nolan and Donna Lupardo as well as so many of their colleagues, notably Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblymembers Robert Sweeney, Richard Gottfried, Brian Kavanagh, Daniel O'Donnell, Michelle Schimel, Linda Rosenthal, James Brennan, Patricia Fahy and Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

These Assembly representatives have played a crucial role in safeguarding New York from shale fracking harm by becoming signatories to many critically important coalition letters and voicing their public health concerns over and over. Without their strong support and steadfast assistance, New York very likely would have been fracked by now.

See pics of the recent as well as earlier events:


Thanks so much for all your help. Go Hard.

Onward and upward.


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