Catskill Mountainkeeper is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the new campaign “Don’t Frack with AnyBody of Water”. I AM PICTURES in association with I HEART produced a video and photo portrait campaign of 30 + notable New Yorkers including Leighton Meester, Norman Reedus, Zoe Kravitz, Sandra Bernhard and Adrian Grenier, this PSA raises awareness about the dangers of unregulated fossil fuel extraction. Through personable, direct appeals, “ANYBODY of WATER” demands that we take action to protect New York’s water and put an end to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) today. Watch the video and then share it with your friends.
#DONTFRACK with aNYbody of water @_IHEARTH2O
As the list of known severe short term and irreversible health and environmental hazards caused by the chemicals used to frack grows, energy corporations like Chesapeake and Chevron Hess continue to pollute American drinking water with thousands of toxic chemicals when they mine into our shale bedrock and extract natural gases. What began as an attempt to replace US dependence on coal and foreign oil with domestic natural gas has turned into an unregulated assault on the bodies of land, water and people of today and for generations to come.
If the gas industry prevails, drilling will begin on the first of what could become tens of thousands of wells in the Catskill/Delaware Watershed. This fracking runs the risk of poisoning the drinking water of millions of New Yorkers—once these chemicals (think carcinogens) leak into our water supply, they are nearly impossible to filter out. Now is the time to stop fracking so these chemicals don’t contaminate our water system indefinitely. Because this is ANYBODY of water, this is our only body of water, and if we don’t stand up for it, no one will.
To learn more about fracking and the “ANYBODY of WATER” movement, please read the “Fracking Facts” document, and visit:
“ANYBODY of WATER” is an I AM PICTURES production in association with I HEART H2O Written & Directed by Chloe Domont, Created by Raye Levine, Produced by Zoe Potkin, Co-Produced by Raye Levine, Associate Producer: Emma Levine, Portraits by Alexey Yurenev, Music by Grizzly Bear
In Partnership with: Citizens for Water, Damascus Citizens, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Bone/Levine Architects, NYH2O
For more information contact Catskill Mountainkeeper at 845 482 5400 or email us at [email protected]