Colorado Flooding – Environmental Catastrophe
If fracking is permitted in NY, it could happen here
|WELD COUNTY, CO. – SEPTEMBER 16: A drilling derrick near Greeley stands in land flooded by the South Platte River. (Photo By Tim Rasmussen/The Denver Post via Getty Images)|
|Widespread flooding covered the Catskills after hurricane Irene in 2011. Schoharie County, above.|
We are seeing that the gas industry is not immune from the destruction that its activities have helped to create. We are in a vicious cycle – we are burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon into the air, which is accelerating climate change and increasing the intensity of storms like the one that caused the flooding in Colorado. But there is a better way – we don’t have to put our planet at risk to get our energy. We can change our paradigm to renewable energy choices such as solar, wind and geothermal that are rapidly becoming cost competitive and practical.
Please join us in sending messages to President Obama (click here for sample message) andGovernor Cuomo that fracking is the wrong choice for New York and our country and implore them to take whatever political risks are necessary to develop clean energy solutions.
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