• Petitioned Town of Sparta

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Town of Sparta

Enact a Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing in the Town of Sparta

    1. Samantha Gibson
    2. Petition by

      Samantha Gibson

      Dansville, NY

There is a lot of information about Hydraulic Fracturing out there, but not many studies done conclusively on its effects to the environment. There have been significant numbers (nearing 1000) of well contamination near fracking well sites where none were before. Incidences have occurred in several states. This practice is a combination of technologies that have been used before alone, but not in concert. At this point it is unknown what chemicals will be used in the 'slick water' used to frack these horizontal wells. Conventional wells have used water and sand, but not horizontally and not with such an enormous amount of water or chemicals. Cabot Energy admitted fault in their wells in Pennsylvania by awarding settlements and water filters (which don't work) to plaintiffs in a law suit against them. Disputes like this are important and could be repeated across NYS. Until we have CONCLUSIVE studies on the impacts on our clean air and water and until the EPA has been allowed to conduct a full study and enact NATIONAL regulations, we should have a Moratorium on this practice.

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    • Rose Leeper SEDRO-WOOLLEY, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Moratorium, investigation, then STOP the practice of Hydraulic-fracturing!

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    • Linda Bowman GREENFIELD, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      There will be a problem all of this so called fracking you are contaminating groung water and heaven knows what elseNobody fi9gured out what kind of harm this would cause,now look at it,

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    • Debra Lewis SPRINGWATER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      For the sake of our children, ourselves, and everything alive we must keep our water safe !

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      • almost 3 years ago

      IMPORTANT TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE HEARINGS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST FRACKING. REMEMBER TO INVITE YOUR LOCAL TV OR NEWSPAPER TO THE HEARING ALOS.

      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

      Nov 30 - New York, NY

      199 Chambers Street, Tribeca Performing Arts Center

      1pm-4pm & 6pm-9pm

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      • almost 3 years ago

      No Moratorium We need a complete BAN on Fracking.

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