Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner: Listen to NY Citizens about Fracking
  • Petitioned Joe Martens

This petition was delivered to:

Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Joe Martens
New York Governor

Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner: Listen to NY Citizens about Fracking

    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.

If pursued in New York's shale deposits, gas drilling would harm tourism, hunting, fishing, agriculture, and our local economies. 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.

Serious concerns like these from New Yorkers should be fully heard as New York State officials discuss their drilling regulation proposal. NY lawmakers and more than 70 local and regional groups have requested a 180 day public comment period so that there is enough time to weigh the complicated rule proposal. In addition, the Department of Environmental Conservation should hold public hearings in different parts of the state so that citizens can have their voices directly heard in a democratic process.

As I advocate for my area, Binghamton, NY, to enact a local ban on hydrofracking, please join me in also asking DEC to hold public hearings in Binghamton and in other impacted areas throughout New York State so our voices can be heard.

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    3. Binghamton residents!

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      Please also sign Mary's petition for a local fracking ban in Binghamton, New York.

    4. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sheila Bush NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Clean drinking water is an absolute necessity. Stop threatening this invaluable resource!!

    • Tracy Miller FORT PLAIN, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Enough is enough, as this is already affecting our lives, our water, our environment, in other words, every living thing within our beautiful state of New York and beyond! With studies (and common sense) showing such negative consequences, I ask, how can hydraulic fracturing continue with such disregard for all previous protections, such as the Clean Water Act and all other acts protecting us from ourselves? And how can they get away with it? It seems some politicians are turning a blind eye when they really should to be paying attention to their constituent's voices of concern. I add, how about getting these "fracking" folks to drink the water and breathe the air that they so hastily and shamelessly contaminate just for an almighty buck.

    • jennifer laroe JUNEAU, AK
      • about 3 years ago

      As Native NY state resident, I am concerned for the NY watershed.

    • Suzanne Davis RUSH, NY
      • about 3 years ago


      There is already a problem with people buying bottled water--all the plastic and not being recycled--and now THIS? Excuse me as I gag.

    • Carley B. NEW YORK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      A one-year moratorium is not enough. Let's permanently protect our precious drinking water.


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