Thursday, December 19, 2013



Join Us With Thousands of New Yorkers to Rally Against Fracking and For Renewable Energy at Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address in Albany, NY!

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

 11:30AM - 3:00PM

Empire State Plaza

Hallways to the Concourse

S Mall Arterial

Albany, NY 12242

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Governor Cuomo has said he intends to make a decision about fracking before the 2014 election. That's why it's critical that we show up in force at his State of the State address - the most important political event of the new year - to demand a ban on fracking!

That's the only way that New York will remain frack-free - if we show up and make our voices heard. That's why we are inviting everyone across the state to join us in Albany on Wednesday, January 8th outside of Governor Cuomo's annual State of the State Address to rally against fracking and for renewable energy.
We remain at a critical crossroads - on the fate of New York and the nation. In one direction is fracking, leading to further catastrophic dependence on fossil fuels. That path is lined with drill rigs, contaminated rivers and water wells, smog and toxic air, dangerous pipelines and poisoned farms. It leads to a future with worse climate change, super storms and public health disasters.

In the other direction - Governor Cuomo and the people of New York say to no to fracking and instead embrace renewable energy. That path leads to good jobs, healthy families, and sustainable homes and communities. New York can step up and show the nation and the world a place where people can live, work and thrive without dirty and dangerous extreme energy.  

What: Rally Against Fracking and For Renewable Energy Outside Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

Who: New Yorkers Against Fracking, Frack Action, Food & Water Watch, Citizen Action NY, NYPIRG, MoveOn, Catskill Mountainkeeper, United for Action, NYH2O, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Shaleshock, Sane Energy Project, Environmental Advocates, Environment NY, Occupy the Pipeline, Save the Southern Tier and many more! (see list in formation here

When: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Time: 11:30AM - 3:00PM

Where: Hallways to the Concourse in the Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242

Please RSVP and Invite Your Friends on Facebook!

Sign Up for The Bus From Locations Across the State!

**Contact Renee Vogelsang at to co-sponsor, volunteer or with questions or comments.

Just look around the world and you can see we are in the 11th hour of the climate crisis. Its up to us to turn things around and head down a path of clean water, clean air, clean food and healthy communities. Every single one of you who shows up in Albany on January 8th will make the difference. 

See you in Albany on January 8th!

Renee, John, and Julia 
Frack Action

Saturday, December 7, 2013

New Yorkers Against Fracking: Message from Wes Gillingham

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Hi, folks –

This has been an amazing week of powerful actions – and momentum is building for the State of the State rally in Albany on January 8.
  • On Tuesday night, more than 700 people rallied for a ban on fracking outside of Governor Cuomo’s birthday fundraiser in Manhattan. Peter Yarrow led us in song, and dozens of college students helped blare our chants loudly and proudly. Check out this short YouTube video of part of the rally, and check out the photo.
  • On Tuesday evening, 75 people packed a public hearing in Buffalo in support of a ban on fracking and fracking waste on Erie County lands. We delivered nearly 4,000 petition signatures in support of the bill. Check out the photos.
  • Tuesday, children from different states in the Delaware Valley presented the Commissioners of the Delaware River Basin Commission with an album of over 400 photos of the watershed. These photos were taken by activists to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the ongoing moratorium and show their support for turning that moratorium into a ban.  Check out the video and check out the photos.
  • On Wednesday, we delivered more than 50,000 public comments opposing proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) regulations. We held a press conference urging Cuomo to withdraw the dangerous, ill-advised rules, and then delivered dozens of boxes of comments to the DEC’s headquarters. Read some of the coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the Gannett Newspapers and the Times Union.
Between now and January 8 we need to do two things. First, spend well-deserved time with friends and family during the holidays. Second, ensure that the State of the State rally is MASSIVE.

The fate of our state could be decided in 2014. Cuomo says he’ll announce a decision on fracking before the November elections. New York is at a crossroads, and on January 8, we must send a loud message to Cuomo: Not one well!

Sign up and spread the word on Facebook.

Register for a bus to Albany – from all parts of the state.

Together, we are going to win!

-- Wes and the NYAF Team
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