Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Please Make a Call for Clean Water in NY

Action: On Tuesday 11/23 (and every day until the Assembly passes the bill), please call and ask the Speaker, influential members of the Assembly and the Governor to attend the Special Session in Albany and "bring the Sweeney hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill A11443B to the Assembly floor for a vote and pass the bill!"

Essential calls:
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
    518-455-3791, or, 212-312-1420 or mail to: Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us


  • Assemblyman Herman Farrell (Chair of Ways & Means Committee)
    518-455-5491, or, 212-234-1430, or, 212-568-2828 or mail to: FarreH@assemblystate.nyus


  • Your Assembly person!
    Find Them Here


  • Governor David Paterson
    518-474-8390 or email Paterson here
    -Ask the Governor to bring the bill to a vote and then sign it into law.

And if you have the time, please call:
  • Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (Chair of Codes Committee)
    518-455-4477, or, 718-383-7474 or mail to: LetlJ@assemblystate.ny.us


  • Assemblyman & Sponsor of Moratorium Bill Robert Sweeney (Chair of Environmental Conservation Committee)
    518-455-5787, or, 631-957-2087 or mail to: https://ui.constantcontact.com/mc/compose?to=Swe
Last summer, New York made history in a stunning midnight vote when the State Senate voted by 48 to 9 to declare an 11 month moratorium on fracking. The moratorium bill passed with an overwhelming majority of bipartisan support thanks to an outpouring of grassroots action from ordinary citizens—phone calls, emails and lobby visits.

The New York State Assembly is scheduled to come back Monday, May 29 and if they don't pass this companion bill, all of our hard work will be undone! Since this is the final time the Assembly will meet this year, it's going to be our last chance to pass the moratorium bill in the Assembly to stop fracking in New York State this year.

If the Sweeney Bill (A11443B) fails to be brought up for a vote, the Department of Environmental Conservation could begin issuing fracking permits at any moment and all will be lost! We cannot let that happen! It is critical that the Assembly and the Governor hear from you as a member of our powerful movement!

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