VICTORY: Governor Cuomo bans fracking in the state of New York
Amazing news from our friends at Food & Water Watch: Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York State. This victory could not have happened without the amazing work of thousands of dedicated anti-fracking activists all over the country, including hundreds of MoveOn members.
As Sarah Alexander of Food & Water Watch said: This victory is because of the years of education, mobilization and advocacy work to build the political power for holding Governor Cuomo accountable to the people, not the oil and gas industry. New Yorkers Against Fracking, a coalition founded by Food & Water Watch–and the strong network of allies and grassroots activists are directly responsible for this victory.
But the work is not done. Food & Water Watch is fighting fracking across the country, including in Maryland, where a decision on fracking could be made soon. Will you sign Food & Water Watch’s petition, calling on Governor O’Malley to follow New York’s lead and ban fracking?