Next week, on Wednesday, August 22, Governor Cuomo will host a policy summit in New York City. The summit, which will feature veterans of the Clinton Administration, appears to be a step forward as Cuomo explores a possible 2016 presidential run.
The event happens as Governor Cuomo is moving forward with his reckless plan to lift New York’s fracking ban, which he is expected to announce as early as Labor Day.1
This policy summit is an important opportunity to publicly confront the Governor. We need to make sure he gets the message that if he wants the support of New Yorkers who care about their environment and the safety of the water they drink when he runs for president in 2016, he needs to stop moving forward with plans to frack New York.
What: Governor Cuomo: Don’t frack New York! Rally outside the Governor’s policy summit.
When: Wednesday, August 22, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton New York Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, at 53rd street, New York, NY 10019
We have just a few weeks to put enough pressure on Cuomo to convince him to abandon his dangerous scheme, which would enrich Big Gas at New York’s expense.
Every indication – from giving the industry a sneak peak at proposed fracking regulations2 to allowing a climate denier to head the agency responsible for issuing drilling permits3 – is that Governor Cuomo will side with the industry and allow entire counties to be turned into toxic sacrifice zones.
But he’s counting on his progressive base to back him in 2016, so we know he cares what we think. Now is the time to send a powerful message: Gov. Cuomo must now allow New Yorker’s health and land to be destroyed for fracking industry profits.
Thank you for standing up to the fracking industry! See you on Wednesday at 12:30pm!