It is appallingly apathetic that this petition was started over 30 days ago and only 43 people have signed on! Isn't anyone reposting this? Come on! Just what heinous tragedy has to occur before people will start worrying more about the devastating ecological threats being jammed down our throats than being "politically correct" with the people in our lives!
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men [and women] to do nothing." Edmund Burke.
I don't understand as well. People don't seem to feel very concerned....
Donna.....Too many people are not familiar with fracking, which is probably the reason for the low amount of signatures. I live in PA, where they allowed it without putting strict regulations in place first--and now the problems are beginning to surface. It all comes down to $$....Yes, people need work and money--but at what cost?
I understand what is happening, people are waking up and realizing the scam the EPA and the liberals are running to get their name in the headlines and making things up. If Obama and the democrat liberals would stop interfering with any use of America's natural resources that are plentiful then fracking would be a total last resort and would probably never happen because if we used the readily available oil in the country, that would save the economy long enough to get a real alternative to...
I understand what is happening, people are waking up and realizing the scam the EPA and the liberals are running to get their name in the headlines and making things up. If Obama and the democrat liberals would stop interfering with any use of America's natural resources that are plentiful then fracking would be a total last resort and would probably never happen because if we used the readily available oil in the country, that would save the economy long enough to get a real alternative to fossil fuels instead of wasting our entire future and trillions of dollars to reward the democrat donor companies with their hopeless strategy which are going bankrupt daily at we and our ancestors expense for the next 2 or 3 generations. As far as the pollution from fracking, if the EPA can't find enough to warrant shutting every thing down then they will pump it into the area all the while they are experimenting on human guinea pigs(of course the media neglected to report on them), to prove the particles and gases in the atmosphere are making people sick.
I and many others have been protesting about this for months...months. There have been hearings and all sorts of petitions about this that many have signed. Do you support any environmental groups? Riverkeeper? Clearwater? Greenpeace? These groups have sent out petitions. I have FBooked the governor a number of times about this and my state senators. Many are protesting this. Glad you finally found out.
I've tried to sign and the 'Sign the Petition' button is disabled. Neither is it working for a colleague who I posted it too. Perhaps that's the reason so few signatures.
True, so true. You are correct in your thinking
Maybe people are scared ,Here in Australia Coal Seam gas is being heralded by politicians as the great job creator and ecconomic boom.The corporations involved want more money now and fouling our drinking water forever and destroying arible land is just "collateral damage"(heard that before)
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I worked with INN netwrok asnd learned the bad news about fraking , please learn more and make it stop now. preserving the planet is our duty and respect to our civilizations! lua botani
Mr. Cuomo , please ban fracking in ny!!!
You are all idiots.
Why's that 'Biff' .....?
Governor Cuomo, consider the long view. How will you be remembered when the earth is increasingly wracked by climate change, and the water of 10 million people is undrinkable? Will the dollars earned by the companies working on these wells be compensation? WHAT ARE YOU THINKIING?
Governor Cuomo, consider the long view. How will you be remembered when the people of New York are freezing in the winter because theres no gas to heat their homes. And all the solar powered jets fell from the sky
FRACK BABY FRACK UNLESS THE HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES GIVE UP THE LIMOS, PLANES AND HUGE MANSIONS!
this actor is an idiot DEFEAT AND ALLOW FRACKING!!
I'm australian and we're just starting to consider this fracking stuff over here - so it's scary to read about what is happening in your country (and others that frack) and know that it's coming to Oz - temporary wealth versus clean water? how did it get to this?
I love the hipster movement. My economy an the ability to feed my family and heat my home depends on it. Imagine a world with no hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil reserves. Who doesn't like 120 dollar oil and 12-15 dollar natural gas. This guy thinks its a great idea as it keeps me gainfully employed. We have been fracturing up here in Canada now since 1965 with little to no grief. Lets not just ban fracturing in New York lets take it a step further and ban it completely in the...
I love the hipster movement. My economy an the ability to feed my family and heat my home depends on it. Imagine a world with no hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil reserves. Who doesn't like 120 dollar oil and 12-15 dollar natural gas. This guy thinks its a great idea as it keeps me gainfully employed. We have been fracturing up here in Canada now since 1965 with little to no grief. Lets not just ban fracturing in New York lets take it a step further and ban it completely in the lower 48. Drive natural resource prices up to where they should be. Who cares if everyone south of the border goes broke, this is a win win for everyone. Keeps America dependent on Canada and the Middle East for natural resources and once we start sending our resources to places like china and India it's really going to drive prices up. This way we can ensure alberta has free healthcare for generations to come. So do us a favor and ban it completely. Please!!!!
fraccing northern alberta is worlds different than fraccing in a populated area Rocky,
How do you explain the Medicine Hat deal? Been fraccing down there right in town now for about 40 years. Or the big fracs that take place out in Priddis and brag creek? Pretty much right in the city of Calgary. Or out in Enoch on the reserve within Edmonton city limits.... Those are fairy big cities and you don't hear about anything ba happening. Keep in mind as well that gas fraccing in Medicine Hat happens at about 700 vertical meters (2100ft). A lot less separating the water table in southern alberta than in New York, PA and West Virginia.
you understand what it means when i talk about population density right? new york state is nothing like either northern or southern alberta.
I have done hydraulic fracture treatments at as little as 400m. There have been 3 proven cases in alberta that CBM fracturing has contaminated ground water. But your essentially forcing a gas into the ground at high rates and pressure. One of those was linked to bad cement, and 2 if those were because of fracture operations at 100m below surface. 300 feet. Botom of the water table was at 65m. Surface casing was set at around 82m. That's cuttin it to close for comfort.
I know exactly what you mean when you say population density, it is crazy out there. However if fracturing is in fact causing groundwater contamination then they need to look at regulations, not bans. Regulate the industry like Canada. I know it's hard for a lot of Americans to grasp that the Canadian oilpatch is light years ahead of the US they should be in fact taking notes and learning.
Hey, we need that water to drink, eh?
Don't piss off the Hulk!
Shaking a jug of dangerous chemicals around in a crowd. Isn't that how he turned green the first time?
I somehow can tolerate Ruffalo nonetheless.
This Fracking GREED is indefensible. When all the drinkable water on earth is gone, all life is gone with it. Then no amount of $$ will be able to save ourselves, because it will be too late. What we do to the planet, we ultimately do to ourselves. Water will always be more precious than OIL and GAS so let's stop the insanity and put PEOPLE and the planet before GREED, the deadliest sin of all.
Over 200 artists have already joined the OUTCRY against FRACKING in New York state alone. Don't let corporate greed FRACK WITH YOUR HEALTH & THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET!!!