Bill Lipton, Director of the New York State Working Families Party, which was among the founding groups of the New Yorkers Against Fracking Coalition, made the following statement today on the banning of hydraulic fracturing in NY state:
New York is worth more than the gas under our feet. Six years ago, the gas drillers told us hydrofracking was an inevitability. We believed in a better future for our state. Every New Yorker who spoke up, called their lawmakers, boarded a bus to Albany, signed a petition or put a sign in their yard deserves enormous credit. Hats off to the New Yorkers Against Fracking Coalition. When the people are united, there is no force that can stop us. Kudos to Governor Cuomo for listening to his NYS Public Health Commissioner and putting reason, science, and public well-being before greed.