Thursday, June 14, 2012
Words Against Fracking
New Yorkers Against Fracking have some words for Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is considering allowing fracking in New York State. New Yorkers Against Fracking is a coalition of diverse organizations that oppose it. Fracking is a process to extract natural gas from shale bedrock and is proven to be dangerous. Fracking involves pumping millions of gallons of water, chemicals, and sand underground. New Yorkers Against Fracking founder Sandra Steingraber said in a statement that allowing fracking is a violation of environmental justice. Over 100 towns and counties in New York seem to agree with the coalition and have enacted fracking bans.