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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Do not ruin our most precious resource
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signed 2014-05-13 19:00:34 -0400
There is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing has severe impacts on water quality, human and animal health, vulnerability to earthquakes, and property values where it is happening. Help New York remain a good place to raise our children and grandchildren by banning it. Thank you!
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All over the U.S. where fracking has been done, the reports of harm to the environment, people and natural resources are voluminous and undeniable for anyone who will actually read them.
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This is the most critical environmental issue New York State has ever been faced with. the future of our air and water quality over many generations is at stake.we must continue to stand with hundreds of other communities in keeping the scourge of fracking out of New York.
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Fracking does not belong on Rochester, with it’s effect on climate change and our life giving water’s health
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