– Upstate Residents Strongly Opposed (52-38%) to Fracking

June 17, 2013

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2013
Travis Proulx, Environmental Advocates: 518-462-5562 x238
Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper: 516-526-9371
Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks: 845-417-6505
Sarah Eckel, Citizens Campaign: 315-472-1339

Upstate Residents Strongly Opposed (52-38%) to Fracking

Statement from the New York Water Rangers

“Despite a multi-million dollar propaganda and lobbying campaign, the fracking industry’s empty promises continue to fall on deaf ears in upstate New York. Today’s Siena poll proves once again that the more people know about the fracking industry’s track record the more concerned they are. And no one has paid closer attention than the people whose communities would be directly impacted.

Governor Cuomo and Senate co-Presidents Klein and Skelos should listen to upstate residents. New Yorkers want the state to officially hit the pause button with a moratorium that ensures any decision is based solely on the science of fracking’s health impacts. We believe if Senate leaders get out of the way and allow a simple up or down vote, the moratorium will pass with bipartisan support from upstate Senators.”