May 06, 2014

Call / Write to Senator Schumer

I am absolutely flabbergasted that after all the growing strength of the grassroots movement in New York State and other states, Sen. Chuck Schumer had the audacity to say that .... Democrats across the country approve of fracking .... on the Morning Joe show!

How out of touch can that be?  If you think he has read the people incorrectly, especially his constituency in New York,  I strongly suggest you contact him ASAP.

FrackAction has created a handy call-in line with this topic information:
Senator Schumer likes to champion and promote New York's upstate economy and recently New York's growing beer and wine sector. Let him know today that New Yorkers know that fracking and economic development are polar opposites. Study after study has shown that the fracking industry's job numbers are greatly exaggerated and that fracking poisons water, pollutes the air and destroys property values.

Fracking would only hurt our tourism and agriculture industries and hurt our homegrown New York jobs. We stand with hundreds of thousands of New York scientists, health professionals, businesses leaders, elected officials and citizens who know the facts are in on fracking and we need to ban it. 
Call Sen. Schumer now - 866-581-3558 - to let him know he's wrong and demand that he re-evaluate his position in line with science and New York's best interests.

If you find the telephone lines busy you can also contact him via email through his website. 

Here is my letter today to Senator Schumer:
You are wrong in your public statement made on the Morning Joe show!  Most NY'rs do NOT support fracking in our state.  It is imperative that you review your clientele base ....away from any oil/gas lobby interests ... to better understand the citizens of your state!

Study after study has shown that the fracking industry's job numbers are greatly exaggerated and that fracking poisons water, pollutes the air and destroys property values.  Fracking would further hurt our tourism and agriculture industries and hurt our homegrown New York jobs.

I stand with hundreds of thousands of New York scientists, health professionals, businesses leaders, elected officials and citizens who know the facts are in on fracking and we need to ban it.

I urge you to take a better look at the wishes of this state on such a critical issue.  Extreme extraction techniques of a fossil fuel and all of it's ramifications are NOT good for NY - nor to the country as a whole.


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