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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
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
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
and check out
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
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
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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