Frack Action is an organization working to protect our water, air, and public health from the dangerous practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. We are engaged in a legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and public awareness campaign aimed at exposing the truth on fracking and building the critical mass necessary to stop it. We know that there is no safe way to frack, and the only way to protect us is a ban on fracking. Frack Action was founded in 2010 with the vision of creating a full-time statewide organizing team dedicated to mobilizing New York citizens for a statewide ban on fracking. We currently have organizers based in Central New York, Hudson Valley, and New York City with volunteers across the state. New Yorkers Against Fracking was created when the need arose for a broad-based coalition of New York State residents to call for a ban on the dangerous and polluting practice of fracking. The coalition includes members from every part of the state and a diverse collection of consumer advocacy, health, religious, food, and environmental organizations and dozens of grassroots groups. New Yorkers Against Fracking received significant support from award-winning author, biologist and advocate Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., who is internationally recognized for her work uncovering and understanding the ways in which chemical contaminants in the air, water, and food endanger human health. A cancer survivor, deeply concerned for her children’s future in New York, Steingraber donated a significant portion of her recent Heinz award for lifetime achievement to provide the seed money for the coalition. This is a coalition for any organization, group, business or institution that supports a ban on fracking in New York. To that end, we welcome any local, state, or national. "The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown." Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.