Yesterday I joined a coalition of fracktivists from New York and New Jersey at a press conference on the steps of City Hall to deliver a message to Governor Cuomo: Veto Port Ambrose!
Numerous speakers discussed the dangers of allowing a fracked gas facility off the coast of New York.1 We were also joined by Councilman Donovan Richards, chair of the New York City (NYC) Council's Environmental Committee, and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, to show bi-partisan support for our cause. Yesterday was the final day to submit comments to the Maritime Administration and US Coast Guard about Port Ambrose's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); big THANKS to the over 15,000 of you that did so! But, we still have to do more to keep the heat on Governor Cuomo.
Councilman Richards will introduce a resolution in the City Council next month urging Governor Cuomo to veto this offshore climate killer. Meanwhile, our friends at All Our Energy will expand their "Postcard to the Governor" campaign because of donations from members like you (thanks again for your support). And our Thunderclap reached over 200,000 people on social media yesterday, compelling numerous lawmakers across New York to call on the governor for his veto.
New Yorkers stand in solidarity with our friends in Pennsylvania and Cove Point Maryland who are still fighting to prevent fracked gas facilities from being constructed in their communities. We know that Port Ambrose will increase fracking in their states and put the health and safety of their communities at risk. We also know that if fracking is not good for New York, then it isn't good for any state.
Next month our coalition will take a bus, funded by members like you (so again thank you so much for your support), to the New York State House in Albany. I will bring all of our signatures with me to show Governor Cuomo that if fracking is not good for New York, then importing fracked gas isn't either. Will you sign now so I can deliver your comment too? Click here to add your name to the nearly 70,000 fracktivists who urge Governor Cuomo to sink Port Ambrose before it sinks New York.
Together we can stop this poisonous project from polluting our ocean, air and communities.
Thank You and let's do this,
Anthony and Environmental Action
PS Stay tuned for more information about the bus trip to Albany and how you can grab a seat.
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