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The Political Eyes of the Nation Are on New York and Our Campaign to Kill the Constitution Pipeline and Halt New York's Addiction to Fossil Fuels/Start Bird-Dogging the Candidates

Please become a signatory to our new coalition letter which requests that all Presidential candidates on the New York Primary ballot pledge to oppose the Constitution Pipeline and support five key policies to end our state's addiction to fossil fuels. Click here


We just received more terrific TV and statewide NPR coverage for our new presidential candidates pledge campaign. See full news summary below.

It is hard to believe, but the tightly contested presidential nomination process could be decided by New York's April 19th primary. Our new pledge campaign is ideally positioned smack-dab at the heart of the whole shebang thanks to a tremendous piece in The New York Times and ensuing coverage.

We now have 12 days to pressure all the candidates to sign a pledge that requires extraordinarily tough, unequivocal and clear-cut promises in order to earn the support of tens of thousands of Fractivist voters. Upstate New York could be ground zero for deciding the election.

This will also intensify the pressure on Governor Governor to DENY the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Constitution Pipeline and kill it prior to a looming 4/29/16 deadline.

Bird-Dog All the Candidates at Every Opportunity

Go to campaign events and ask the candidate loudly and clearly: Bernie/Hillary/Donald/John/Ted: "Will you sign the pledge to oppose the Constitution Pipeline and end New York's addiction to fossil fuels?"

Or "New Yorkers want to know why you are refusing to sign the pledge to oppose the Constitution Pipeline and end New York's addiction to fossil fuels?"

Or "I and thousands of New Yorkers want to know if you will pledge to oppose the Constitution Pipeline and end New York's addiction to fossil fuels before we cast our votes on Primary Day."

You can also tell the press covering the event, "I am shocked that candidates who say they want to protect the environment won't sign a pledge to oppose the Constitution Pipeline and end New York's addiction to fossil fuels." "I am deeply disappointed that Bernie/Hillary/Donald/John/Ted refuse to take a clear stand to oppose the Constitution Pipeline."

You can also call campaign offices and inquire. "Why won't Bernie/Hillary/Donald/John/Ted sign a pledge to oppose the Constitution Pipeline and end New York's addiction to fossil fuels?"

Go get them. Have fun. Require candidates to earn your vote by taking clear stands on your critical issues of concern. Then decide whom you like best.

Signatories From Coast to Coast and All Over America

Our new coalition letter already has more than 400 signatories from all over New York as well as from CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA and WI. That sweeping geographic coverage is stupendously daunting for presidential candidates.

Please join me in welcoming to our New York fight residents of Volcano, Hawaii; Tulsa, OK; Clackamas, OR; Aransas Pass, TX; Honea Path, SC; Enumclaw, WA; Ambler, PA; Cassopolis, MI; Albuquerque, NM; Downers Grove, Illinois; Craftsbury Common, VT and Winnabow, North Carolina.

As activists used to say, "The whole world is watching" what New York's Fractivists achieve in the days to come. It is, indeed, a small world, but our battle in New York could set an alternative energy agenda for the rest of the nation. We are all in this together.

Thank you for your unstinting efforts.

Onward and upward.

Very best,


Our Amazing Pipeline and Presidential Pledge Campaign Media Coverage

Delays continue as Constitution Pipeline remains dormant in New York

Gas Pipeline Opponents Hope to Influence NY Presidential Primary

Both Sides of Constitution Pipeline Debate Seek Action Before Deadline

National coverage in The NYT: "Fractivists" Increase Pressure on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New York

Constitution Pipeline controversy following state safety audit

Audit says N.Y. pipeline oversight is lax

Should Cuomo Halt Constitution Pipeline?

State audit: Pipeline oversight too lax

Walter Hang Interviewed by Cornell Economics Student Regarding Toxics Targeting's Shale Fracking and Infrastructure Campaign 3/22/16

Concerns Over Plans For Pipeline Expansions

Gas Pipeline Infrastructure feeds demand, but causes distress for some

Activists Want Pending N.Y. Natural Gas & Oil Infrastructure Projects Stopped

Will The Constitution Pipeline Help or Harm The Community?

Pipelines, loopholes at center of fight over fossil fuels in Tompkins

2016 State of the State Kill the Pipelines Rally

The Anti-Frackers Return

WRFI - The Forecast - Walter Hang Interview- 1/6/2016

WRFI - Walter Hang Interview - Pipelines and Energy Conservation 1/5/2016

Walter Hang Interview on Binghamton Now - 12/18/2015

Activists speak on fracking hazards

Environmental Advocates Call on Governor to Deny Pending Oil Projects

Battle over Pipelines as State Certification Looms

'Toxics Targeting' against proposed pipelines