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 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 http://www.greenrochester.org/banfracking?recruiter_id=739
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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.
signed 2014-05-14 22:22:38 -0400
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signed via 2014-05-14 00:36:50 -0400
signed 2014-05-13 22:31:20 -0400
signed 2014-05-13 21:23:49 -0400
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!
signed 2014-05-13 18:05:58 -0400
signed 2014-05-13 15:37:41 -0400
signed via 2014-05-13 14:55:27 -0400
signed via 2014-05-13 10:19:33 -0400
Fracking does not belong on Rochester, with it’s effect on climate change and our life giving water’s health
signed via 2014-05-13 10:04:28 -0400
signed via 2014-05-13 07:18:08 -0400
signed 2014-05-12 23:27:43 -0400
signed via 2014-05-12 21:55:48 -0400
posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-12 21:06:09 -0400
Sign the petition: Ban Fracking in Rochester
signed via 2014-05-12 21:03:56 -0400
All we can do, we must do!
signed via 2014-05-12 20:43:59 -0400
signed via 2014-05-12 20:11:40 -0400
signed 2014-05-12 19:58:08 -0400
signed via 2014-05-12 19:34:29 -0400
WHERE has hydrofracking been done that has NOT hurt the environment? Let’s not boast about JOBS…while destroying water and environment…the price is too high just for a temporary paycheck.
signed 2014-05-12 19:12:17 -0400
signed via 2014-05-12 19:01:51 -0400
signed via 2014-05-12 17:50:28 -0400
We are not residents of the city, but of the Community of Rochester, so whatever city government does will affect us.
signed 2014-05-12 17:41:26 -0400
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