New Yorkers Against Fracking | July 14, 2014 | Press Release

Statement from New Yorkers Against Fracking

Re: NY State Supreme Court Decision Dismissing Challenges to State Review of Fracking

In response to the NY State Supreme Court’s decision dismissing challenges to the state’s review of fracking, New Yorkers Against Fracking released the following statement from Isaac Silberman-Gorn of Citizen Action of New York and New Yorkers Against Fracking.

“We applaud the NYS Supreme Court for dismissing two reckless lawsuits that attempted to throw science and public health to the wind by forcing fracking in spite of overwhelming evidence demonstrating that it poisons water and makes people sick. We appreciate Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s well-reasoned leadership in getting this lawsuit tossed. As leading health experts reported in a Compendium of hundreds of findings last week, fracking is inherently harmful and cannot be done safely. Now Governor Cuomo must ban fracking statewide to protect New Yorkers from this dangerous and destructive practice.”

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