Wednesday, June 09, 2010

NY Legislators, Environmentalists to Call for Fracking Moratorium

New York state legislators, environmentalists and other public officials will gather on the steps of New York City Hall Friday in support of a state bill (A-10490/S-7592) that issues a moratorium for proposed natural gas drilling in upstate New York until the federal Environmental Protection Agency completes its study of its safety nationwide. Joining them will be leaders of organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, that sent Memoranda in Support of the bill to the New York state legislature.

Press conference calling for statewide moratorium on drilling
Friday, June 11, at 12 p.m.
City Hall Steps, City Hall
1 Park Row New York, NY 10007

Expected:
NY Assembly Member Steve Englebright (Bill Sponsor)
NY State Senator Joseph Addabbo (Bill Sponsor)
NY State Senator Liz Krueger
NY State Senator Frank Padavan
NY State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
NY State Senator Diane Savino
NY State Assembly Member Michelle Schimel
NY State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh
NY State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal
NY State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
Martha Robertson, Chair, Tompkins County Legislature
NY City Councilman James Gennaro, Chair, Environmental Protection Committee
Kate Sinding, Deputy Director of the NY Urban Program, NRDC
Carl Arnold, Gas Drilling Task Force, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause
Matt Wallach, Hudson Valley Prog. Coord., Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Joe Levine, President, NYH20
Julia Walsh, Project Director, Frack Action
Megan Klein, Associate Attorney, Earthjustice
Craig Michaels, Watershed Prog. Director, Riverkeeper
Nadia Steinzor, Marcellus Reg. Organizer, Earthworks Oil/Gas Accountability Proj.
Michael Lebron, Board Member, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

*Legislators’ attendance pending Albany session schedule on Friday

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