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 2014-05-19 09:36:00 -0400
signed 2014-05-19 08:36:46 -0400
Monroe County must protect citizens from any drilling toxic wastes and protect our water.
signed 2014-05-19 08:15:18 -0400
signed 2014-05-18 22:07:49 -0400
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signed via 2014-05-18 16:46:45 -0400
Please consider generations to come who will live with the earth and atmosphere as we leave it.
signed 2014-05-18 14:52:53 -0400
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signed 2014-05-18 12:51:31 -0400
We must not have any role regarding horizontal hydro-fracking. It is dangerous. It is highly wasteful of our precious water supply.
signed 2014-05-18 11:06:42 -0400
I HOPE SOMEONE WILL STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE. Are our elected officials going to let the gas and oil industry frack in this state. If you ( the elected officials) believe this is a safe practice, then lead by example and have them frack in your back yard. If this makes you feel unsafe, now you know how we feel. This practice by the gas industry is going to hurt New York finger lakes tourism and what about the roads and traffic. Who pays for this ? We do. If you ok this,I believe you are acting not in the best interests of the people of NY. Please do the right thing, don;t support fracking in this state. Do your homework and visit other states that do this practice and see how the people are effected by it. Don’t sell out to the Gas industry. PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS.
signed 2014-05-18 10:09:42 -0400
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signed via 2014-05-16 10:41:55 -0400
It is also important for the City of Rochester to support the communities which lie in the watershed for the source of water for the City, namely Hemlock and Canadice Lakes, in their effort to prevent fracking there as well. Taking this first stand of banning fracking in Rochester is tremendously important.
signed via 2014-05-16 08:34:49 -0400
signed 2014-05-15 20:05:40 -0400
just bc I live in a burb doesn’t mean I don’t have voting friends in the city Ms.Warren. In the event some LGA industry wants to make a campaign contribution.
@jbeach2003 tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-15 19:53:24 -0400
Sign the petition: Ban Fracking in Rochester
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Sign the petition: Ban Fracking in Rochester
signed 2014-05-15 19:51:14 -0400
signed 2014-05-14 23:51:59 -0400
I just saw a documentary on fracking last night, “All Fracked Up II” – SCARY! So much toxic pollution already released into the air, water, and in the ground. We have to stop this. The gas is mostly going to be exported anyway.
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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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