Breaking news! The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has completed all the review steps, and high-volume hydraulic fracturing is now banned in New York State. The ban was made official with today's release of the state's Final Findings Statement (FFS).
|Hardly anyone believed that such an amazing victory over the titanic fossil fuel industry was possible. The prevailing wisdom: there is too much money in the state's Marcellus shale to achieve an outright ban.
We proved them wrong. New Yorkers like you kept ramping up the pressure, sending message after message to the Governor and other decision-makers, making phone calls, and showing up for rally after rally.
You and your friends and neighbors made all the difference, proving that when people come together, we can do the impossible: put people and nature before profits.
This is a great day for New York State, and for the movement to fight all kinds of extreme fossil fuel extraction and combat climate change. Please join us in thanking Governor Cuomo and DEC Comissioner Joseph Martens for doing the right thing to protect New York's people and natural resources. The ban truly gives new meaning to the "I Love New York" slogan. You can call the Governor to leave a message of thanks at 518-474-8390.
On behalf of the Catskill Mountainkeeper staff and board, I thank you for your terrific activism and support. I look forward to continuing to work together to protect our wildlands, our farmlands, and the health of our people.
President, Catskill Mountainkeeper
P.S. You can help build on the momentum of this incredible victory by making a tax-deductible giftto help us keep fighting and winning.