Stop the pipeline, stop fracking.
  • Petitioned Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Stop the pipeline, stop fracking.

    1. Petition by

      Concerned Citizen

      New York, NY


Spectra Energy proposes to build an oversized, high-pressure gas pipeline, slated to run up the coast of New Jersey and Staten Island, under the Hudson River, and into a large underground storage vault in downtown Manhattan. Last September, a pipeline of similar size and pressure exploded in suburban San Bruno, CA, with devastating results. The president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 1064 said the ramifications for such an accident in our high-density urban area would be "staggering."

This pipeline will deliver fracked and radioactive Marcellus shale gas, and enable the conversion of New York City's buses, boilers and power plants to methane. It endangers the residents of both urban and rural populations, by increasing the demand to frack in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. 

An earlier online petition, plus paper petitions gathered on the streets of New York, garnered more than 3,000 signatures, which were presented to the NY City Council in July, 2011. City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, is also the representative for the West Village, ground zero for the pipeline. Yet, to date, neither the Speaker nor city council have responded to the wishes of citizens who oppose this pipeline. 

Please urge Speaker Quinn to take action to protect the residents of her district and all the citizens of the Marcellus by opposing the Spectra pipeline. 

Thank you.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lucas Gutterman NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't want to put the city's citizen or environment in danger!

    • Princia Benson BARNEVELD, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Please ban fracking. As Alan Chartock asked, If we kill just one little girl, is it worth it?

      • almost 3 years ago

      Press Event Outside Governor Cuomo's Manhattan Office Monday November 14th

      When: Monday 11/14/11 at 12:00 noon

      Where: 633 Third Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets

      If you are in Manhattan on the 14th, stop by to help push Cuomo in the right direction.

      We need a complete BAN on Fracking !

    • Eva Galvin NISKAYUNA, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is the place our next generations will see and enjoy. Don;t ruin it, man!

    • Vincent Biscione BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      We need clean energy solutions. Do not listen to the pressure of people telling you we have to do this. We will be on the hook for the treatment facilities and environmental impacts. We are not losing anything by not drilling. we are keeping that natural wealth in the bank so to speak. If they discover a clean way of extracting the gas, then hey, we can think about drilling. Hydrofracking will change our beautiful state forever. Say no to Hydrofracking and the pipeline. Keep our state the best state in the country. we have the most pristine water supply! Keep it that way!


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