May 10, 2013

Crossroads Rally in Albany June 17

New York is at a crossroads. In one direction: more ruinous dependency on dirty, dangerous fossil fuels. This path requires we blow apart the bedrock of our state and inject it with toxic chemicals. Providing only temporary, dangerous jobs, it leads to accidents, explosions, poisoned water, polluted air, contaminated food, public health disasters and climate catastrophe. This road chains us to the past and ransoms our children’s future.
 Running in the other direction is the road to renewable energy based on wind, water, and sunlight. This path leaves our communities unfractured and provides long-term, safe jobs to New Yorkers. This path creates an infrastructure that will not cost us the water we drink, the air we breathe or the health of our children. This path will make New York a leader in energy independence and, once more, a beacon of hope for the world. This path is the one we demand because our lives literally depend on it.

This is the moment to decide the course of history. 

On June 17th, people from every corner of NY State will gather at the State Capitol in Albany.  We will stand united to demand that Governor Cuomo reject fracking for shale gas and blaze a trail to a renewable energy economic future here and now in New York.  
We will demand freedom from dirty energy!

At this march and rally, the anti-fracking movement will, for the first time, join with business leaders, faith leaders, health professionals, elected officials, farmers, and youth to demand the renewable energy jobs that our families and communities want and deserve.

Governor Cuomo has said, "We will not allow the national paralysis over climate change to stop us from pursuing the necessary path for the future."

We agree. Here in New York, where we have watched our subways fill with seawater and witnessed Hurricanes Irene, Lee and Sandy wash away our communities, we now call on our governor to reject the climate-destroying practice of fracking for shale gas and take aggressive strides towards a 100% renewable energy economy.

Join us for this historic event as we rally in the East Capitol Lawn and march in the streets surrounding the Capitol building.

Buffalo/Rochester bus to Albany! Book your spot now: http://bit.ly/13lrGRY

What:    New York Crossroads: Rally to Stop Fracking and Demand Renewable Energy
When:   Monday, June 17th, 12pm-3pm
Where:  Rally and March in East Capitol Lawn, Albany, NY

Sponsored by New Yorkers Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch, Frack Action, Catskill Mountainkeeper, United for Action, NYPIRG, Citizens Environmental Coalition, Alliance for a Green Economy and many more to be announced!

Buffalo/Rochester bus to Albany! Book your spot now: http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=104721&view=Detail  Other buses available from different regions of the state.
Post details compliments of Western NY Drilling Defense

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