Senate leadership to blocked a simple vote on a fracking moratorium bill. The Session is now done. Remember how they did next voting time!
Call Senate Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein and tell them THEY FAILED NY.
Senator Skelos’ phone number: (518) 455-3171
Senator Klein’s phone number: (518)-455-3595
The Environmental Conservation Committee is holding many bills for the protection of New Yorkers on their desks and away from having a vote in the full legislature. Perhaps a quick phone call or note to Senator Mark Grisanti, Chairman of ECC, would be in order as well!These Senators need to stop playing games -- this isn't a time for petty politics. Fracking poses real challenges to clean water and healthy communities, and New Yorkers deserve to have all of those risks fully evaluated before a single well is drilled.
Just a quick search on NY Open Legislation for natural gas will make your head spin. With many many bills proposed still in various committees, there is no way this state can claim a job completed with full understanding and protection of the health, safety and legal rights of it's citizens. Meanwhile the industry lobbyists push hard for their preferred agendas through other legislative doors and influence.
This quagmire of legislation to protect our rights has to stop!