NY Assembly member Signs on to Support Fracking Ban

Date: 
July 17, 2012 - 10:00am
Sponsor: 
Food & Water Watch, Citizen Action and Working Families Party
Buffalo's Canalside
1 Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States

Press Conference: Assembly member Peoples-Stokes Signs on to Support a Ban on Fracking!

Advocacy organizations such as Food & Water Watch, Citizen Action and Working Families Party will host a press conference to recognize Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who recently took a stand against the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a highly controversial natural gas drilling method under consideration by Governor Cuomo.

As concerns with fracking in New York continue to grow, Peoples-Stokes has come out to support bill A7218, a ban on fracking, showing a commitment to a clean and healthy New York. Peoples-Stokes is the first legislator outside of the NYC-area to step up in in support of this bill and in defense of our finite natural resources. Because of the threats to Western New York in regards to beginning fracking in the state, it is exceptionally significant to have a local legislator adding their name to this legislation. Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes sits on the Environmental Conservation Committee and will discuss her concerns with water contamination and disposal of fracking waste for New Yorkers.