Dona Sue LaSchiava
Dona Sue LaSchiava

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.

Kristien Pottie
Kristien Pottie
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

I don't understand as well. People don't seem to feel very concerned....

Joy Smith
Joy Smith
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

You're right.

Gina Drosdak Gillespie-Robertshaw
Gina Drosdak Gillespie-Robertshaw
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

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?

William Spires
William Spires
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

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.

Carole Di Tosti
Carole Di Tosti
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

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.

John Goss
John Goss
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

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.

Nizamuddin Ameerally
Nizamuddin Ameerally
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

True, so true. You are correct in your thinking

Brenton Rittberger
Brenton Rittberger
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

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)

Vendela Taylor
Vendela Taylor
  • Dona Sue LaSchiava

just before I saw the check which was of $8082, I didn't believe ...that...my mother in law woz like they say trully bringing in money in their spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there sisters roommate had bean doing this 4 only a year and just now repayed the depts on there home and got a top of the range Renault 5. we looked here, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ARMY5.COM

Rocky Juneau
Rocky Juneau

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!!!!

Ryan Bellerose
Ryan Bellerose
  • Rocky Juneau

fraccing northern alberta is worlds different than fraccing in a populated area Rocky,

Rocky Juneau
Rocky Juneau
  • Rocky Juneau

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.

Ryan Bellerose
Ryan Bellerose
  • Rocky Juneau

you understand what it means when i talk about population density right? new york state is nothing like either northern or southern alberta.

Rocky Juneau
Rocky Juneau
  • Rocky Juneau

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.

Rocky Juneau
Rocky Juneau
  • Rocky Juneau

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.

Marcia Slatkin
Marcia Slatkin

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?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Marcia Slatkin

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

Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan

FRACK BABY FRACK UNLESS THE HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES GIVE UP THE LIMOS, PLANES AND HUGE MANSIONS!

Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan
  • Mike Ryan

this actor is an idiot DEFEAT AND ALLOW FRACKING!!

Nancy Liddle
Nancy Liddle

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?

Adam Rashid
Adam Rashid
  • Nancy Liddle

yes

Gillian Scott
Gillian Scott

Hey, we need that water to drink, eh?

Gillian Scott
Gillian Scott
  • Gillian Scott

Don't piss off the Hulk!

Gillian Scott
Gillian Scott
  • Gillian Scott

Shaking a jug of dangerous chemicals around in a crowd. Isn't that how he turned green the first time?

Gillian Scott
Gillian Scott
  • Gillian Scott

I somehow can tolerate Ruffalo nonetheless.

Dee Turner
Dee Turner

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.

Dee Turner
Dee Turner
  • Dee Turner

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!!!

John Elihu Mullinex
John Elihu Mullinex

All I see here are a bunch of pansie assed tree huggers whinning. Yet. I bet that each and everyone of you are sitting in your oil gas electric heated homes, bathing in hit bubbly bath tub driving your electric cars where the battery causes more contamination to the planet than does oil or coal. Get off your high fluting asses move into some cave and start wearing buck skin for clothing. Everthing we use in energy produced

John Elihu Mullinex
John Elihu Mullinex
  • John Elihu Mullinex

And tell the queer lover gun banning Jerry as governor to not listen to this post and Frack Baby Frack so we can stop sucking on the Arab tit

Lowel Ml
Lowel Ml

It's ALL about ENERGY and the/our/your hedonist WASTE!
At the end of the day, it's our own DUMB fault!
Humanity's fate is ALL about the overconsumption of Energy. Yet, AMERICA Continues to WASTE over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
Our hedonist energy waste is culturally pervasive, inexcusable, and suicidal.
(1) 100's of millions of lights unnecessarily burn energy every day and night.
(2) We over heat, over cool, and over light our municipalities, businesses, offices, homes, churches,...

It's ALL about ENERGY and the/our/your hedonist WASTE!
At the end of the day, it's our own DUMB fault!
Humanity's fate is ALL about the overconsumption of Energy. Yet, AMERICA Continues to WASTE over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
Our hedonist energy waste is culturally pervasive, inexcusable, and suicidal.
(1) 100's of millions of lights unnecessarily burn energy every day and night.
(2) We over heat, over cool, and over light our municipalities, businesses, offices, homes, churches, SCHOOLS, etc….
(3) Over packaging is the norm, and recycling is inadequate. Our landfills are busier than ever. Plastics (all of which are derived from petroleum) are the cause of most cancers.
(4) Most Americans do not minimize their driving; road congestion is horrendous.
(5) America's incessant obsession with driving and road construction is the ultimate contradiction to sustainable living.
The only way to eliminate waste and over demand for energy is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. Crude oil must be taxed at $160 per barrel(42 gal) and this 'energy consumption tax' be offset by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k. Only with a substantial and tangible dollar consequence/reward will there be the incentive to conserve energy. Until the price of gas is $6 to $7 per gallon, Americans will not significantly reduce their over consumption and energy waste.
Global warming continues to increases with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels. Human extinction will be the reward for our failure to rapidly and broadly implement renewable energy supplies. The incentives necessary to implement sustainable and renewable energy supplies can ONLY occur when we employ the economics of TAXING ENERGY.
Look around you; the energy waste is EVERYWHERE!
Use your influence and resources to promote Energy Conservation.
Americans need to be ever reminded/told to STOP the/our/your Energy WASTE!
Lowell Michalove, PhD Energy Conservation Advocate.

Arizonka Pfeiffer
Arizonka Pfeiffer
  • Lowel Ml

Lowell, this is to the "point" please people read again and again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Lowel Ml

I will stop driving when you pry my cold dead hands off the wheel of my big beautiful SUV and I will heat/cool my house for my own comfort as I am the one who is paying the electric bill on it. I will keep on as many lights as I deem necessary.

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

Wake up and smell the methane ~ Here's a chance to speak out - Just do it :)

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