NYRAD Emergency Action Alert

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New York Residents Against Drilling Action Alert that attempts to mobilize those who oppose drilling to contact their state legislative representatives to enlist their support of a pledge against hydraulic fracturing.

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NYRAD Emergency Action Alert

  1. 1. NYRAD EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT!!!You have been part of an unprecedented successful campaign over the past4 years that has protected our air, water and health by keeping high volume horizontal hydrofracking out of New York State. Governor Cuomo says a decision to allow Marcellus Shale horizontal hydrofracking might be made in as little as 8 short weeks!!! The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which has two seats on the Governor’s Gas Advisory Panel has suggested 2 disturbing alternative actions: 1) – A “Demonstration Project in which up to 300 wells could be drilled in 3 years 2) – A “Special Places Off Limits to Drilling” that would protect NYC, Syracuse, Catskills, Fingerlakes, Delaware River Water Gap and Cooperstown Corridor BUT NOT PROTECT THE SOUTHERN TIER. 1. Tell them you want them to join with the grassroots and publicly declare opposition to ANY Demonstration project, anywhere in NYS, in an open letter to Governor Cuomo.2. Request that they sign the Defacto Moratorium Pledge. Accept No Excuses: Tell them that ifthey are truly interested in protecting us there is no reason for them to NOT sign the pledge!!!
  2. 2. The de facto moratorium pledge: Given the irreparable harm that shale gas extraction could wreak on New Yorks environment and public health, I request that Governor Cuomo maintain DECs de facto moratorium on Marcellus Shale horizontal hydrofracturing until there is a consensus among all local, state and federal authorities as well as potentially impacted parties that the 17 major shortcomings documented in the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter have been fully resolved. The full coalition letter with over 22,000 signatures can be found at: http://toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/coalition_letter/2011Please Call and Email all contacts below.(Send a copy of your email to NYRAD as well at info@nyrad.org)Tell them you want them to sign THE PLEDGE to protect all New York State citizens from thedangers of High Volume Horizontal Hydrofracking. Be polite but firm: 1. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Esq , NRDC Phone: 914-422-4343 – Ask for his Secretary, Mary Beth Email: Webform: http://www.robertfkennedyjr.com/contact.html 2. Kate Sinding, Esq. NRDC Phone: 212-727-2700 Email: ksinding@nrdc.org. 3. Eric A. Goldstein, Esq. NRDC Phone: 212-727-2700 Email: egoldstein@nrdc.orgAdditionally, Please Contact New York State Congressional Members from the SouthernTier who are on the Gas Advisory Panel and request that they sign THE PLEDGE: 1. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, New York State Assembly Rep. Phone: 607-723-9047 (Binghamton) 518-455-5431 (Albany)Email: LupardoD@assembly.state.ny.us 2. Senator Thomas W. Libous New York State Senator, 52nd District
  3. 3. Phone: 607-773-8771Email: senator@senatorlibous.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please direct questions or comments to: www.nyrad.org email: info@nyrad.org

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