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Climate Action Party: Ban CO2 Fracking!

Help New York State close the loophole in its fracking ban! Gov. Hochul needs to act NOW!

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Climate Action Party: Ban CO2 Fracking!
Climate Action Party: Ban CO2 Fracking!

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May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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ATTENTION NEW YORKERS! URGENT!

HELP NYS CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE IN OUR FRACKING BAN! URGE GOVERNOR HOCHUL TO SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW AND BAN CO2 FRACKING NOW!

New York's long-standing fracking ban prohibits the use of high volumes of water to extract gas. The state legislature quickly passed a new bill in response to a gas industry proposal to exploit a loophole and get around the fracking ban by using CO2 instead of water. The bill amends the fracking ban within the Environmental Conservation Law to include a prohibition on using CO2. Drilling and fracking with CO2 is an experimental, dangerous new method of shale gas extraction that must not be allowed in New York State.

Unfortunately, Governor Hochul has not moved as quickly to sign the bi-partisan bill.

Most of the same impacts associated with the entire drilling and fracking process occur whether water or CO2 is used. Drilling and fracking pose significant risks to human health, air quality, drinking water, and the environment. High-pressure CO2 is very dangerous, and ruptured pipelines can result in asphyxiation and convulsions. This was tragically illustrated in Satartia, Mississippi in 2020 when a CO2 pipeline exploded, leading to mass CO2 poisoning that left 45 people hospitalized. Additionally, high-pressure CO2 injection underground poses significant risk of earthquakes, corrosion of well casings, and acidification of groundwater.

Join us, on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 pm EDT to remind the Governor, our representatives and others that New York State stands by its fracking ban. Help close this loophole and keep New York State free from fracking!

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