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Round Two for Gov. Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely to find his next four years in office a lot harder than his first term. With Republicans more solidly in control of the State Senate, his promise Tuesday night to make Albany “the progressive capital of the nation” sounds more challenging than ever.

Fracking Issues Discussed After Cuomo Wins Another Term

One issue that wasn't on the ballot but was very much on the mind of many voters in the area: fracking.

Now that Governor Cuomo has won re-election, could his victory finally spur a decision on whether the state will allow the drilling practice?

Pump up the pressure on Cuomo on fracking: Glick

An anti-fracking forum organized by Assemblymember Deborah Glick urged voters a week before Election Day to step up the pressure on Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York State.

Take Urgent Action in the Days Ahead


All hands on deck!!! The historic gubernatorial election that could decide the fate of Marcellus Shale fracking in New York is less than 48 hours away. I implore you to take urgent action in the days ahead.

Andrew Cuomo has promised to complete his secret Department of Health (DOH) shale fracking "review" "by the end of this year." If that DOH "review" is completed, a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) could be adopted without further revision or any regulatory rulemaking proceeding.

Fractivists Participate in 10/29/14 Town Hall Discussion Hosted by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick

Fractivists Participate in 10/29/14 Town Hall Discussion Hosted by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick
Thanks to Many Assembly Representatives Who Have Participated in Events That Played a Crucial Role in Safeguarding New Yorkers from Shale Fracking Hazards

Withdraw DOH "review" and Draft SGEIS personal letters

Personalized Letters Sent to Governor Cuomo Requesting That Both the DOH “Review” and the Draft SGEIS be Halted

See full letter at:

Anti-Hydrofracking Activists Hope to Pressure Cuomo into Health Impact Study

On another front, anti-hydrofracking activists are reaching out to the donors of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Organizers are hoping to pressure the governor into starting a comprehensive public health impact study on hydrofracking.

About 500 donors to Cuomo's campaign will receive this letter. The letter talks about how activists claim the current health department review is inadequate.

Writers are hoping donors will pick up their phones and reach out to the governor.

What impact can fracking have on our health?

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Do you know what impact fracking has on our health?

That was the question being posed by representatives of environmental groups and citizen organizations.

Cuomo foes dog him on fracking

ALBANY – Plenty has changed since Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office nearly four years ago.

Same-sex marriage has been legalized. Local property-tax increases have been capped. Income-tax brackets have been tweaked. Tougher gun-control measures are in place.

The gas-rich Marcellus Shale, however, is the same as it ever was in New York.

Auburn reinstates ban on accepting gas drilling wastewater

AUBURN | For the second time in four years, Auburn officials have banned the city's waste water treatment plant from accepting water produced as a byproduct of natural gas drilling.

Members of the Auburn City Council re-instituted the ban during Thursday night's meeting by a 4-1 vote. The results were met with a round of applause from a handful of spectators at Auburn City Hall.

Plan of Action Until Election Day/More Amazingly Powerful Letters Sent to Andrew Cuomo/Prominent Fractivists Respectfully Write Green Groups


Congratulations on yet another day without even one fracked shale gas production well anywhere in New York.

As you will see from the Primary Election clips below, we succeeded beyond all expectations in making Marcellus Shale fracking a critical reelection issue for Andrew Cuomo. Fractivists are repeatedly credited with playing a key role in helping Zephyr Teachout win an unprecedented share of Gubernatorial Primary votes.

I write today to outline how we can use that achievement to our best advantage in the weeks to come.

Pegula's riches come from fracking, not allowed in NY

ALBANY – During a campaign stop Wednesday in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo heaped praise on Terry Pegula.

And with good reason: Pegula and his wife, Kim, had just reached a tentative $1.4 billion deal to buy the Buffalo Bills and keep the football team in western New York.

Thank You and Congratulations on Yet Another Historic Fractivist Day


Before all is said and done by the end of this extraordinarily important day, I want to commend all the Fractivists who worked so hard on behalf of this campaign during the last few weeks, recent months and nearly five long years.

Your unstinting efforts have collectively achieved yet another high-point in our drive to keep New York safe from Marcellus Shale fracking hazards. Thank you so much.

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Tomorrow's Democratic Primary (9/9/14) Could Decide the Fate of Shale Fracking in New York/Tim Wu Signs our Withdraw the Draft SGEIS Coalition Letters


I am on bended knee imploring Fractivists from all over New York to Vote in TOMORROW'S Democratic Gubernatorial Primary. The outcome of that election could very well decide the fate of shale fracking in our state. Each vote cast will be more important than you can imagine.

Tim Wu Joins 25,000+ Signatories to Two Key Coalition Letters Which Request That Governor Cuomo Withdraw His Draft SGEIS

Please Take Urgent Action: The Coming Week Could Determine the Fate of Shale Fracking in New York State/The Seven Days Until the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Will be a "Political Eternity"


In seven days, New Yorkers will vote in the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary. The outcome of that election could very well determine the fate of Marcellus Shale fracking in our state. That is why I write you today.

I implore all Democrats to cast their votes next Tuesday for the candidate of their choice. Equally importantly, I request that each and every Fractivist do everything in their power to maximize voter turn-out across New York on 9/9/14. Each vote will be super important.

Incredible Zephyr Teachout Meeting With Fractivists in Ithaca/Less Than Three Weeks to Go Until Democratic Primary Day

Please sign a new coalition letter with serious implications for Governor Cuomo's reelection bid:

I write to let you know that Zephyr Teachout's recent meeting in Ithaca with nearly 100 Fractivists was one of the most incredible events that I have ever been part of in my 38 years as a public interest activist. The event took my breath away.


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