Back in March, the New York State Assembly passed a two-year moratorium on all new fracking and required a comprehensive health impact assessment to be carried out. Now it’s time for Senate to act.
Join NRDC and more that a dozen other groups tomorrow at the State Capitol in Albany to urge your senators to follow the Assembly’s lead and pass a two-year moratorium.
As I have recently blogged, there are two moratorium bills currently pending in Senate (one sponsored by Senator Avella (S4236A) and the other by Senator Carlucci (S4046)), the former of which (A5424A, sponsored by Assemblymember Sweeney) has already passed the Assembly. Both measures would have the key effect of delaying any new fracking until the health impacts – about which there is a startling lack of information – have been further evaluated.
The time is now for our senators to act, and for Governor Cuomo to reaffirm his commitment to ensuring that all risks are carefully, completely, and scientifically evaluated before making any decisions on new fracking in New York State.