SIGN WALTER HANG'S Coalition LETTER TO GOVERNOR CUOMO Requesting that NYSDEC issue a Supplemental Findings Statement to Prohibit All Types of High-Volume hydraulic fracturing: http://toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2015/9/24/coalition-letter-supplemental-findings-statement
Ask Senator Gillebrand to Sponsor a Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands: https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=F9513091193DC9D19160BCEC5D9BF24A.app334a?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1988&autologin=true
FALL - WINTER 2014:
Sign the Citizen Action of New York Petition to Stop the Bomb Trains: http://action.citizenactionny.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10529
Sign the New Yorkers Against Fracking petition to ban Fracking in NYS: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9691e612c7b1b9a9a04bf1f41&id=8c1c3aa3b1&e=56040e0db1
SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN FRACKING IN THE CITY OF ROCHESTER: http://www.greenrochester.org/banfracking?page=1&recruiter_id=4231
Sign Walter Hang's letter to Governor Cuomo: "Please withdraw the Marcellus Shale Draft SGEIS because it is nearly five years old, lacks any current information and would inadequately protect New York from fracking hazards": http://toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2014/6/23/coalition-letter-withdraw-sgeis
Call Schumer's office, 866-581-3558, to let him know that most New Yorker's oppose fracking and remind him to support New Yorkers, his constituents: "
NEW YORK STATE ENERGY PLAN:
READ THE FULL ENERGY PLAN HERE: http://energyplan.ny.gov/
Comment period is closed!
Please, if you don't have time to research this topic, at least sign the 22 letters posted on the Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy website (you'll learn a lot in the process): http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5952/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16887
ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY PLAN (from New Yorkers Against Fracking):
On January 7, the New York State Energy Planning Board released the long-awaited New York State Energy Plan draft documents. There will be a 60-day public comment period, which ends March 31st, 2014 and will include six public hearings around the state. New Yorkers Against Fracking is encouraging our supporters to attend the hearings to make a clear statement about the energy plan: New York should invest in renewable energy and not include the use of fracked gas in its energy future.
While the New York State Energy Plan does not include the process of fracking, it aims to increase the use of fracked gas. The energy plan also encourages conversion to fracked gas from oil as a way that New York State can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, the plan calls for emissions reductions of 80 percent by 2050 and 50 percent by 2030. The 2030 goal only applies to carbon dioxide whereas the 2050 goal properly applies to all greenhouse gas emissions. According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, methane is 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time frame and 34 times more so over a 100-year time frame. Meeting the New York State Energy Plan’s goals very clearly requires not fracking. We will hold Governor Cuomo to meeting the climate goals he has set forth, which compel no fracking and more aggressive investments in renewable energy. That’s the path to a brighter, healthier future for all New Yorkers.
Investment in another dirty fossil fuel or renewable energy?
The plan promotes investment in fracked gas infrastructure repairs to make access to fracked gas more feasible and includes build out of new pipelines, compressor stations, and refueling stations. Infrastructure investments are long term, expensive, and take decades to pay off. Investment in dirty energy takes away from resources to begin the construction of a renewable energy infrastructure.
Even though the plan does not include extraction of natural gas in New York State through fracking, it is unjust for New York State to import and use fracked gas since it increases the environmental impacts in our neighboring states.
To keep his promise on climate change and to meet the energy plan’s goals, Governor Cuomo must ban fracking or will undercut his own plans. He must also halt investment in new natural gas expansion and infrastructure, and instead be a national leader by transitioning to renewable energy.
SAMPLE COMMENTS & AIDS:
• Excerpts from Energy Plan w/Theme and commentary: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/jp_excerpts_from_energyplan_w._theme_and_commentary_.docx
• Joe Wilson's Concerns: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/energy_plan_wilsons_concerns.docx
• Themes for Comments: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/themes_for_comments.docx
• Three sample letters: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/three_jp_letters_to_use_in_commenting.docx
• More Samples: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/others_comments.docx
• Excerpts from Joe Wilson's Comments: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/energy_plan_excerpts_w._comments-jw.doc
5/4/14: New York Times: State Energy Plan Would Alter New York Utilities: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/nyregion/state-energy-plan-would-alter-new-york-utilities.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0
1/7/14: NYSERDA's Press Release: NYSERDA issues Draft State Energy Plan
2/18/14: TimesUnion: State Energy Plan Calls for Reduced Greenhouse Gas, More Natural Gas Use: http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/State-energy-plan-calls-for-reduced-greenhouse-5246580.php
2/18/14: Politics on the Hudson: Hearing on NY Energy Plan Attracts Fracking Critics: http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2014/02/18/hearing-ny-energy-plan-attracts-fracking-critics/
2/15/14: Shale Gas Review: Tom Wilber: http://tomwilber.blogspot.com/
Attend the Rochester Energy Plan Forum 3/24/14! Click here: /
Buffalo: Tuesday, 2/25/14, Press Conference: 9AM, Hearing: 10AM
SUNY Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow, North Campus, Flint & Service Center Roads, Buffalo, NY.
Syracuse: Thursday, 3/6/14, Rally:10 AM, Hearing: 11 AM
SUNY College of Environment, Science and Forestry (ESF), Gateway Center, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY https://www.facebook.com/events/216188808569672/
ITHACA PUBLIC FORUM:
March 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Tompkins County Library, Borg Warner Room
101 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Energy Plan Forum moderated by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea
Details here: /
Take this quick survey:
February 2014: Sierra Club Petition: Protect our homes and national parks from oil train explosions: https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=12839&autologin=true&s_src=414BSRBOA1_NSRSR&s_subsrc=SLs
Do you support the storage of natural gas near Seneca Lake? Click here to take survey. http://wmht.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/weeks-new-york-now-poll-question
10/17/13: Sign Walter Hang's Letter to Fracking Panel Members Requesting DOH Review be Put On-Hold and That a Comprehensive Shale Fracking Public Health Impact Study be Undertaken: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2013/10/17/letter-to-frack-panel
DEADLINE IS 5 PM, DECEMBER 4 FOR COMMENTS ON THE DEC'S PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR LNG FACILITIES
Proposed regs and instructions for submitting comments here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93069.html
Help for writing comments here: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/New_York_LNG_regulations
and here: http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/index.php
"NY regulators proposed rules Thursday (9/26/13) that would allow new storage and truck fueling stations for liquified natural gas to be built in the state for the first time since a 1973 explosion that killed 40 workers at a Staten island storage facility."
Read more here: http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2013/09/adding_natural_gas_fueling_sta.html#incart_river_default
SAVE SENECA LAKE FROM LPG STORAGE
HYLAND LANDFILL, ANGELICA, NY
PROTECT HEMLOCK AND CANADICE LAKES
June 2013: Sign Earthworks' petition to Stand With Wyoming: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/676/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13791
May 2013: Sign the Mother's Day letter to Michelle Obama, by Angela Monti Fox: http://www.mothersforsustainableenergy.com/environmental-threats/2012/05/12/a-mothers-day-letter-to-the-first-lady-of-the-united-states-michelle-obama#cf2_field_2
4/23/13: Sign Frack Action's petition SGEIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST: http://www.frackaction.com/sgeis-conflict-of-interest/
Here are 7+ things you can do to help stop fracking in NY and the US:
1. Send Governor Cuomo a Message to Ban Fracking Now: http://nyagainstfracking.org/take-action/signup-individual/
2. Join the “DON’T FRACK FRIDAYS” Call Campaign:
In order to let Governor Cuomo know that we don’t want fracking to ruin our health and our environment, please call the Governor’s office at (518) 474-8390 EVERY Friday to let him know that you don’t want fracking in New York State. Or write him:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
State Capital Building
Albany, NY 12224
3. Per Walter Hang @ ToxicsTargeting.com:
A. Call and email your Assembly and State Senate Representatives. If they are not one of the 65 signatories to Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton's Letter calling for Formal DOH Review Public Participation, please ask them to become one. We should build maximum support in the Legislature for requiring public participation for the DOH Review.
See : http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/documents/letters/2013/02/...
Assembly Members: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
State Senators: http://www.nysenate.gov/senators
B. Thank Speaker Silver for the Assembly's leadership on safeguarding New York from shale gas fracking hazards. Request that he require formal public participation for the DOH Review. This is really important: Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us
C. ALSO CALL AND EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO: REQUEST THAT HE IMMEDIATELY PUT ON-HOLD HIS DOH REVIEW CONDUCTED IN SECRET WITH ZERO PUBLIC INPUT and limited to a Revised Draft SGEIS that has received scathing criticism.
THE DOH REVIEW MUST NOT BE ADOPTED PENDING FULFILLMENT OF FORMAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.
• Email Governor Cuomo: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
• Call Governor Cuomo: Albany: 518-474-8390; New York City: 212-681-4580; Binghamton: 607-721-8367
• Twitter the Governor: @NYGovCuomo
• Facebook him: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo?sk=wall
4. Join the MILLION FRACKING LETTERS CAMPAIGN: http://www.amillionfrackingletters.com/
5. Sign a Petition for a National Moratorium on Fracking:
Sign a petition urging President Obama to put a moratorium on new drilling permits nationally until the first credible peer-reviewed study of the effect of hydraulic fracturing, currently underway by the EPA, is completed, and its results are studied and its recommendations can be implemented.
6. Join New Yorkers Against Fracking: http://nyagainstfracking.org/take-action/
7. Join Americans Against Fracking: http://www.americansagainstfracking.org/