December 10, 2010

"Ban Fracking"

photo from Albert Brown's album

Demonstrators gathered in front of National Fuel (gas company) in Buffalo yesterday demanding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) be banned in New York State. The state legislators passed a temporary moratorium until May. It awaits the governor's signature. Local supporters have been out in the snow and freezing weather leafleting and petitioning door to door throughout Erie County. New York will be the first state in the country (and in the world) to have a moratorium against fracturing. There are many people organizing throughout the state who are committed to protecting the drinking water. If you have the opportunity to see the film, 'Gasland', you will understand why.

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