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 2014-03-16 13:53:54 -0400
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signed 2014-03-15 18:48:27 -0400
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.
signed 2014-03-12 19:51:25 -0400
signed 2014-03-12 18:41:18 -0400
Gloria Foster wants Fracking Banned in Rochester, NY and in all of NY State for the health of the people, NY environment and for the health of the world!
signed 2014-03-12 18:14:17 -0400
signed 2014-03-01 12:03:58 -0500
signed 2014-03-01 01:31:25 -0500
No fracking! Ever!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-28 23:41:19 -0500
Sign the petition: Ban Fracking in Rochester
signed 2014-02-28 23:40:54 -0500
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signed 2014-02-28 22:05:52 -0500
This has taken a sci-fi bowdlerization and made it actually obscene.

I’m sure Adama would agree: “frack” is a dirty word!
signed 2014-02-28 19:28:28 -0500
We have nothing if we have not the health of the land.
signed 2014-02-28 17:06:46 -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
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 2014-02-25 12:06:56 -0500
signed 2014-02-25 10:36:41 -0500
signed 2014-02-25 10:32:25 -0500
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.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-14 13:51:19 -0500
Sign the petition: Ban Fracking in Rochester
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