June 06, 2012

Tues June 12 Buffalo Rally BAN FRACKING NOW

This event was posted by Rita Yelder, Food & Water Watch, Buffalo NY:   
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 
  • 1:00pm until 3:00pm

  • Outside of 65 Court St. Buffalo, NY

  • Oil and gas companies want to frack New York, threatening to poison our water, pollute our air and ruin our roads. Earlier this year, state regulators proposed banning fracking in New York City and Syracuse’s watershed-- but they would still allow fracking in Western New York watersheds! Areas like Niagara Falls and Tonawanda have been scoped as possible disposal locations for NY's toxic fracking wastewater, as well!

    Senator Mark Grisanti, chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, is siding with influential oil and gas companies by refusing to co-sponsor and bring SB4220 up for a vote, a bill which could ban fracking in New York. Senator Grisanti has not stepped up to protect the people he represents! Senate session closes on June 21st, and without Grisanti standing in defense of NY's water, the DEC could push forward with drilling this year.

    On Tuesday June 12th, citizens will urge Senator Grisanti to support a ban on fracking in NY. The community will come together to demand action against dirty drilling by presenting the senator with 1,500 petition signatures and 100 letters from local organizations and businesses to ban fracking now! Join us for this press conference and rally at 1pm outside of Senator Grisanti's office at 65 Court St. Buffalo, NY.

    Tell Senator Grisanti: New Yorkers deserve better! It’s time to represent our interests and Ban Fracking Now!

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