March 13, 2020--As a Catskill Mountainkeeper supporter, you’ve been at the forefront of the movement to protect New York from fracking. Now our state has the opportunity to codify the fracking ban, making it stronger and giving it the force of law. Act now: call on the Senate and Assembly to ban fracking in New York for good.
Thanks to your tireless efforts as well as the work of our State Assembly, Senate, and Governor Cuomo, in 2015 the Governor announced a historic regulatory ban on hydrofracking. This ban has safeguarded our communities from the grave public health and environmental risks associated with fracking that have been documented by more than 1,600 peer-reviewed studies. But now it’s time to protect New Yorkers over the long term by codifying the ban to give it the full force and weight of law, expand its prohibitions to include gelled propane fracking, and protect us from the whims of future governors.
Senator Metzger and Assemblymember Englebright have introduced a bill that will do just that. Catskill Mountainkeeper strongly supports this bill and is asking Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie to move the measure forward in the budget process so that it’s codified this spring.
Thanks to our work together, New York has led the way with our historic fracking ban, and we now need to build on that bold leadership by enshrining the ban into law, and protecting our state for generations to come.