I feel like I am ground zero on Fracking from one standpoint and I will explain. I want to emphasize, I am a peon, this is not ego, it is just how I feel. I have called for a FEDERAL Ban on Fracking since 2009.I truly believe that activism against fracking is needed at the local and state levels. No doubt. If that did not exist, the science on environmental, engineering and health risks would never have had the light shed on them as they are. I failed to get the antifracking community to get 1500 people to get ONE page of ten signatures to get the bulk signatures I needed to get on the ballot. Why is this important?Senator Gillibrand, Cuomo etc support safe fracking and, according to a BOARD member of NYLCV, they do too for Southern Tier economic and US energy supply concerns. Additionally and more importantly, Senator Gillibrand is funded by Chesapeake PAC, and numerous gas, oil and nuclear PAC Lobby money (see The Real Donations to Gillibrand).So, what is really needed additionally to the local/state 'Tiananmen Square' type approach?Two things. A Federal ban on Fracking which will essentially be a U.S. Ban on fracking, is similar if not identical to France's ban. Secondly, the EPA issues 'guidelines' to Aquatic Buffer Zones for activities that can harm waterways. I would move to pass a Congressional Bill to make this MANDATORY. No other incumbent or Congressional candidate is a strong on this, student loan reform, jobs bill not involving Wall Street, and a comprehensive stepping stone approach to drastically reducing fossil fuels in the next 10 YEARS, not 20. How can we do this? Get me and others elected to Congress to write and pass a ban like France did. We need numbers. You can help by getting your friends to sign also.
Currently, Senator Gillibrand is #5 in Commercial Bank Lobby money (was #1 in 2010) per Open Secrets.org., and wants nuclear power plants built in Western NY. Look for my new Facebook page Federally Ban Fracking. Like my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FederallybanFracking
If we get a massive email list and phone numbers who agree with me, this is doable.
I missed getting the current Senate seat, but the public will become more and more outraged when Gillibrand and Schumer essentially go along with fracking and do not write BAN legislation. I may challenge Senator Schumer in his next election bid!