Binghamton, New York: Let's Ban Hydrofracking
  • Petitioned Robert Weslar

This petition was delivered to:

Binghamton City Council
Robert Weslar
Binghamton City Council
Martin J. Gerchman
Supervisor, Town of Binghamton
Tim Whitesell
Binghamton City Council
Teri Rennia
Binghamton City Council
Lea Webb
Binghamton City Council
Sean Massey
Binghamton City Council
Charles Kramer
Binghamton City Council
Edward M. Collins
Mayor Matthew T. Ryan

Binghamton, New York: Let's Ban Hydrofracking

    1. Petition by

      Mary Clutz

      Castle Creek, NY

Gas extraction by high-volume, slickwater, hydraulic fracturing is a heavily industrialized process that in other states has caused significant water, air, and noise pollution, severely snarled traffic and damaged roads; and increased accidents and crime rates.

Gas drilling company are coming to the gas-rich Binghamton area next. If pursued in this area, it would harm tourism, hunting, fishing, agriculture, and our local economy.

Gas companies can force unleased neighbors to allow drilling under their land through compulsory integration. Instead, we should pursue energy conservation and sustainable sources of energy. We also should support community and state initiatives to help local farmers pursue sustainable farming methods that are economically viable.

Neither the Federal nor the New York State government has stepped forward to protect residents from this harmful gas-extraction practice, so local people and their governments must lead the way. Towns all across upstate New York are taking their future into their own hands and proposing and passing hydrofracking bans.

Let's ask Binghamton, NY—a major city in New York's Marcellus Shale—to join this movement.

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      • almost 3 years ago

      PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THESE HEARINGS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST FRACKING IN NEW YORK STATE

      Nov 16 - Dansville, NY

      31 Clara Barton Street, Dansville Middle School Auditorium

      1pm-4pm & 6pm-9pm

      Nov 17 - Binghamton, NY

      236 Washington Street, The Forum Theater

      1pm-4pm & 6pm-9pm

      Nov 29 - Loch Sheldrake, NY

      112 College Road, Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Theatre

      1pm-4pm & 6pm-9pm

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    • Esther Lerman AFTON, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I live in the town of Sanford and my home will likly soon be subjected to fracking by compulsory integration. It is unfair and destructive here and throughout Broome County, the State and Country

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    • Kierra Parlagreco NEW YORK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I am a SUNY Binghamton alum.

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    • Jean Standish NEW YORK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      In many other states hydraulic fracturing has devastated the environment and drinking water. We cannot allow this to happen in New York. Fracking must be banned in New York State. Please protect our drinking water and the environment.

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    • mary schwartz BINGHAMTON, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      It is the right thing to do....I choose to drink clean water, breathe clean air, and drive on roads that I pay in property taxes to have cleaned of snow in the winter and pot holes filled in the spring. want more.?????

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