As scientists and physicians continue outlining the disastrous health impacts of fracking, New Yorkers Against Fracking today began a new effort to outline the negative economic impacts of fracking. In a new television ad that will air starting Wednesday in the Binghamton and Elmira markets, Pennsylvania residents detail lies the gas industry told and the devastating impacts on property values that came along with fracking.
Ads Feature PA Residents Detailing Negative Economic Impacts of Fracking
“I’m holding a mortgage on a home I can’t give away,” says Pam Judy in the ad. Norma Kydamik adds, “You can’t sell because your property is worthless.” Terry Greenwood notes that the gas industry “[ruins] the value of your property.”
The ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gxWAd-8ITk&feature=youtu.be ends with a call for viewers to call Governor Cuomo at 1-855-675-9300 <tel:1-855-675-9300> and urge him to ban fracking.
In recent months, over a thousand businesses http://nyagainstfracking.org/over-a-thousand-businesses-across-the-state-call-on-governor-cuomo-to-reject-fracking/ have joined together to call for a ban on fracking and over 350,000 unique petitions have been delivered to Governor Cuomo urging him to ban fracking.
“More and more New Yorkers understand that fracking poses a significant danger to our water and our health,” said Alex Beauchamp from Food and Water Watch, which funded the ads. “Now we are launching a new effort to make sure they know that the oil and gas industry will hurt our already-limping economy aswell.”
Opposition to fracking in New York State has mobilized thousands throughout the state to participate in actions to demonstrate to Governor Cuomo that New Yorkers are not willing to jeopardize public health, the state’s environment, and the state’s economic prosperity http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/how-new-york-state-exaggerated-potential-job-creation/ by allowing the dangerous practice.
Business owners, scientists, artists, and residents of New York have worked togetherwith the diverse organizations in the coalition New Yorkers Against Fracking to highlight the dangers fracking poses and push for a ban of fracking in New York, a call driven by the science, which shows that fracking cannot be done safely.
Governor Cuomo is considering opening New York State to fracking. The gas industry says it will bring economic benefits. Here’s what our neighbors in Pennsylvania say, who have been living with fracking since 2004.
Industry’s gonna come in and they’re gonna tell you that you’re gonna have economic growth.
They don’t tell you that they’re going to ruin your water, and ruin the value of your property
I cannot even begin to explain to people what a nightmare it is. And people do not want to believe it because they think they’re gonna become millionaires, and you’re not.
I’m holding a mortgage on a home that I can’t give away.
You can’t sell because your property’s worthless. Who wants to buy land where it’s toxic. They don’t tell you that side of the story.
It’s hard to trust the gas industry cause they lied to us in the beginning, and never told us the truth.
What they do to the land means nothing to them, cause they’re only here for a short period of time and they’re gone. We have to live here the rest of our lives.
Tell Governor Cuomo fracking’s not worth it. Call 1-855-675-9300 <tel:1-855-675-9300> .
About New Yorkers Against Fracking
New Yorkers Against Fracking http://www.nyagainstfracking.org./ is a coalition of diverse organizations that support a fracking ban and arejoining together to tell Governor Cuomo and our leaders in Albany to stand up for New Yorkers to keep our water and our state safe by banning hydrofracking.
Founding members of New Yorkers Against Fracking <http://www.nyagainstfracking.org./> include statewide and national organizations like Citizen Action of New York, New York State Breast Cancer Network, Food & Water Watch, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Frack Action, Water Defense, the Working Families Partyjoining with local grassroots anti-fracking groups and business in each part of the state such asBrewery Ommegang, Frack-Free Catskills and FingerlakesClean Waters Initiative and many more. The full list of almost 200 organizations can be found at: http://www.nyagainstfracking.org/members http://www.nyagainstfracking.org/members .
Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author, biologist, and recent winner of the prestigiousHeinz Award for her life's work, donated a significant portion of her award to help prevent fracking in New York – providing the seed money for thiseffort. Diagnosed with cancer in her youth, Steingraber is a central voice in the fight against fracking and has devoted her career to understanding the ways in which chemical contaminants in air, water and food endanger human health.
Sandra serves as an honorary member of the New Yorkers Against Fracking advisory committee. Joining Sandra as honorary advisory committee members are Niagara native, former Love Canal resident and founder of Center for Health, Environment and Justice Lois Gibbs and outspoken anti-fracking advocate and upstate resident and actor Mark Ruffalo, co-founder of Water Defense.