Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 15, 2012, 1:24 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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For the past two weeks, Governor Cuomo has been talking a lot about the threat of climate change. Of course, he's right -- it's a huge problem.
But Cuomo has not done the one thing he can personally do to fight climate change. Okay, he probably turns the lights off when he leaves a room, but he has not yet banned fracking in New York.
Gas drilling extends our dependence on fossil fuels, delaying the shift to clean energy. Worse, the methane released by fracking is a greenhouse gas 100 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Today, hundreds of New Yorkers are picking up the phone and calling Governor Cuomo to tell him to ban fracking.
The Working Families Party has been fighting against fracking for years, and we've had some breakthroughs recently.
A few weeks ago, the Department of Environmental Conservation said that they would conduct a public health review -- and that it would likely delay the environmental review process past its November deadline. That would mean that they'll have to start over from scratch.
Also, just last week, a record number of New Yorkers voted on the WFP ballot line. We're still waiting on the official numbers, but what's clear is that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers voted on the WFP line because they support our priorities, including banning fracking!
-Dan Cantor, WFP