Ban Fracking in Rochester

Evidence increasingly shows that hydraulic fracturing devastates the natural ecosystems and human communities where this practice for natural gas extraction is used. Fracking poisons our water and our air, increases earthquake activity, sickens our families, and stresses local infrastructure. Yet despite this and the continued resistance by the people, our state elected officials have taken no action to permanently halt such catastrophic activities by the gas industry within New York State.

The City of Rochester, recognizing the threat of fracking, has previously established a moratorium on such activities in June 2012 and June 2013. However, this is set to expire in the coming months leaving our community vulnerable.

Therefore, we, the People of the City of Rochester, call on Mayor Lovely Warren and the Rochester City Council to enact legislation banning hydraulic fracturing, the transport of its byproducts, and all other related activities, within the City of Rochester.

 

To learn more, please visit our allies at R-CAUSE and New Yorkers Against Fracking.

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signed 2014-02-28 10:43:12 -0500
I used to live in Rochester. Please don’t destroy it for money. Outlaw fracking forever.
signed 2014-02-28 10:37:54 -0500
signed 2014-02-28 10:36:57 -0500
Fracking cannot be made safe and it does irreparable harm to life and land.
signed 2014-02-28 09:09:39 -0500
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Sign the petition: Ban Fracking in Rochester http://www.greenrochester.org/banfracking?recruiter_id=378
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signed 2014-02-28 08:56:44 -0500
What good will a boost to our economy do when our lands are dead and barren and our buildings are destroyed by earthquakes, and our water poisoned, and our air toxic? The benefits do NOT outweigh the risks. Invest in CLEAN energy.
signed 2014-02-28 08:31:20 -0500
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signed 2014-02-27 21:13:55 -0500
Though I am not a city resident, I would not live here if not for the City of Rochester. My husband and I value its parks, schools, cultural offerings, and the people who live in the City. It is our heartland. Please do not allow fracking within the City.
signed 2014-02-27 20:47:48 -0500
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signed 2014-02-15 20:41:58 -0500
Please stop this madness from consuming our city, and consequently the remainder of New York State and all its environs.
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signed 2014-02-14 02:09:32 -0500
Water is the most important resource we have! Don’t take that away for the sake of money!
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