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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We must stop investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure. Natural gas IS NOT a bridge fuel to a clean, renewable energy economy. The future of all todays children (this includes my 2 elementary school aged daughters) depends on todays decision makers to make the right energy choices. the risks and dangers of fracking and natural gas are becoming more and more clear every day. The practice must be banned everywhere. Banning it in Rochester is an excellent start.
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As a farmer who provides organically grown food to people in Rochester, it is important to me to preserve the water, air and soils in this area from the dangers of contamination if fracking were to take place. We need to use less energy, not more, and concentrate on renewable sources.
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Fracking is garbage technology. There is no planet B. Dont frack our future for corporate profits now.
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