I just want to make sure that you received my email from last week regarding the proposed Port Ambrose fracked gas facility in Long Island, and give you some updates. The public comment period for this travesty of a project's environmental analysis closes in less than two weeks. After that, Governor Cuomo will have 45 days to veto the project or allow it to be constructed. And it is essential that we sieze this moment to deliver a simple, but strong message in Albany: Keep Fracked Gas Out of New York.
Next month we are busing a bunch of grassroots fracktivists from Long Island, New York City and New Jersey to represent the communities that would be devastated by Port Ambrose's fracked gas. They will hold a press conference right at the steps of the State House in Albany so that the governor and every New York assembly member are present to hear their voices. And, the more voices we get there, the louder the message.
Some of these fracktivists have been taking time off from work and dipping into their own wallets to fight for their communities and their environment. I am confident that's the type of commitment awesome members like you stand behind. Will you please show these fracktivists that we've got their backs by chipping in?
Let's show New York and New Jersey fracktivists what true (environmental) action can do.
Thanks for your support,
Anthony for Environmental Action.
P.S. Please check out my original email just below.
You've probably seen at least one zombie movie in your lifetime where they keep coming back to life again and again. Well, New York is fighting a similar battle as we speak. Even though Governor Andrew Cuomo took an historic step by banning fracking in the state1, like a zombie, fracked gas is trying to make a comeback in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
That's why a coalition of fracktivists are planning a trip to Albany so we can demand that Governor Cuomo veto a proposed LNG import project off the coast of Long Island. We will be holding a rally at the State Capital so that the Governor and elected officials throughout the state see that our coalition means business, and the more people that attend the louder the message.
The Port Ambrose fracked gas facility would be located off the coast of Long Island, and would be the first industrial project built in the region in 14 years. It would wreak havoc on the livelihood of fisherman, devastate recreational activities, create navigational hazards in one of the busiest ports and present a national security risk because it would located near major airports and landmarks - like the Statue of Liberty. To add insult to injury, it would block an area previously proposed for a wind farm that 90 percent of Long Island residents support.2
Worst of all, the facility would increase fracking in nearby states like Maryland and Pennsylvania, whose governors have not seen the light and still allow this poisonous practice. You get the picture, like a zombie, Port Ambrose would infect New York and nearby states until we're all afflicted. We can't allow this to happen. Can you please chip in to help send fracktivists to Albany and kill the fracking zombie once and for all?
I was very proud to be a New Yorker when the governor banned fracking. And to paraphrase a somewhat famous song, "If fracking can't make it here, it can't make it anywhere." With your help we can make sure that Governor Cuomo gets this message and vetos this dangerous facility.
With your help we can leave this facility exactly where it belongs, Dead in the Water.
Thank you for fueling the bus to victory with us,
Anthony for Environmental Action
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