October 29, 2011


I've lived in the West Village for over a decade and it's become increasingly glitzy. A nabe which once housed artists, poets, hairdressers, etc. is now home for the Olsen Twins, Cameron Diaz, SJP, etc. I'm not complaining about my ritzy neighbors. I'm complaining that our greed for oil, which even Texas oilman Bush admitted we were addicted to, is even causing us to shit on the wealthy like the stars mentioned above. And they don't publicize these proposals until it's too late to do much about it. The fracking will go right under the West Village and if they get their way, they can force you to move. Not to mention that one fracking operation just blew up upstate. After BP in the Gulf, are you really expecting responsibility from big oil? Please sign to stop this! It's dangerous anywhere.


Bill A07400 proposed by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, calls to suspend hydraulic fracturing in New York State. It passed in the Assembly, however the Senate has not yet acted on this legislation. We are opposed to hydrofracking due to long term irreversible adverse environmental and health impacts, and are asking our Senate leaders to take a stand and oppose permitting until more studies are completed.

So I signed a petition to The New York State Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo, which says:

"We are citizens of NYS who oppose high volume horizontal hydrofracking. We request our Senate leaders act urgently to support Bill A07400 to suspend hydrofracking and bring this bill to the floor for vote."

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name: