Act Now: Tell the NY Assembly to Pass a Moratorium on Fracking

Pittsburgh just banned fracking, a risky gas drilling practice, and hopefully, with your help, New York could be next. The Working Families Partyreports:

In just 10 days, the New York State Assembly will hold its final meeting of the year -- their last chance to pass a moratorium on "fracking," a drilling method that threatens our water supply and our environment.

After grassroots pressure from tens of thousands of concerned New Yorkers, the State Senate approved the moratorium this summer. But unless the Assembly passes the same bill before the end of the year, the ban won't become law, and risky new drilling in New York could begin.

So far the campaign has collected over 10,000 signatures and their goal is 50,000 -- help them get there by signing the petition and sharing with your social networks. If you're interested in learning more about fracking, you can see our extensive coverage of the issue here. Click here to sign their petition to end fracking and protect New York's water.

AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at November 22, 2010, 7:29am