What: Call to Actions
When: Tuesday September 4th 2012
Where: Everywhere, wherever you are
How: Anyway you know/can
WE KNOW THIS IS SHORT NOTICE!
WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE NEED TO BE READY FOR QUICK ACTION TO PROTECT OUR LIVES AND HOMES!
It was recently reported that Governor Cuomo would announce the opening of NY state to active drilling “soon”, despite the insistence of residents that we do not want the gas industry fracturing our communities!
On September 4th, 2012 we challenge you to create the most creative direct action response you can with the people you have and supplies you can rustle up. Tell the gas industry and elected officials like Governor Cuomo, “WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET YOU DO THIS! We will meet you in your office with banners and signs, we will meet you on the streets chanting, we will meet you in front of the companies’ headquarters, we will hang banners from your street poles, we will sit down in the roads and bar industry vehicles from entering their compounds, we will stop the drill rigs from drilling when they come!”
You don’t have to wait to organize a rally or an office demonstration. Successful actions always start with a committed team. Collaborate with your group on a smart strategy, effective tactics, and powerful messaging. No matter how small your action is, it will become one of the many grassroots voices against fracking that make this movement strong. You are powerful and creative; you can do it, whatever that may be!
Lies and money have worked in the past; they don’t anymore. There have been too many broken promises, broken treaties, broken dreams. The fracking industry will not win us over no matter how hard it tries. We will fight like the lives of our children depend on it, because they do.
Announcement from FRACK ACTION;
Governors Day is approaching this Thursday! Here is a friendly reminder to clear your schedule,
Sign up HERE and share the Facebook event HERE.
SIGN UP TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST FRACKING
What: New Yorkers Say No to Fracking at the NY Fair
When: Thursday, August 23rd, 8am- 4pm
Where: NY State Fairgrounds- 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY- Meeting place will be sent to you when you sign up here
We don’t know quite when the governor will be there, but we’re hearing rumors that he will go as early as 8 AM, so if you’re able to come that early, please do! He also may go later, which is partly why we plan to be there all day, all the while handing out literature and growing the movement to ban fracking. Whenever you can come, we need you.
Once you’ve signed up for this action RSVP and share the Facebook event online.
With perseverance and truth on our side we can win and we will win. The New York State Fair will mark the 4th time in just over a week that we show up at Governor Cuomo’s events to tell him to ban fracking. On Wednesday, 8/15, we demonstrated outside of his Yogurt Summit in Albany. On 8/20, we were there to meet him at a press conference in Westchester. On 8/22, hundreds will demonstrate at his policy summit in NYC. With your help we will build the pressure even more at the fair!
See you there!
Pledge your Resistance at the Don’t Frack NY Event in Albany next Monday, Aug 27.
It will be BIG. Don’t miss it!
WE FILLED BOTH busses with 100 folk going from Ithaca / Caroline / Binghamton. We are unable to coordinate another bus, so please carpool. Keep spreading the word.
Make a donation (below) to support the busses and trip to Albany!
You’ll see a window with choices: buy a seat for $30, make a donation for $30, or a fill-in-the-blank amount. As there are no more seats available, choose donation and proceed. You’ll then fill in credit card payment info.
Let’s tell Gov. Cuomo: We’re coming to the Capitol to deliver our pledge to resist fracking.
Schlumberger Shutdown - Anti-fracking Blockade from Shaleshock on Vimeo.
As the industry poisons our communities for profit we WILL come together and resist. We SHUT THEM DOWN and we are just getting started.
By Nell Gagnon – Originally posted at http://www.dontfrackwithus.org/
At about 11:00 AM Saturday morning, over one hundred and fifty people arrived at the gates of the Schlumberger industrial facility in Horseheads, NY. Most were from New York’s Southern Tier, some from as nearby as the town where the facility is located, and some from as far away as Pennsylvania. Among their numbers were children, grandparents, college students, and working people of all kinds. Some hailed from villages and countryside across the Southern Tier, others small Upstate cities and towns. That day, they all had a common purpose: to defend their communities, land, and water from hydro-fracking. And they did so in a way New York State has not yet seen – direct action, at the gates of the gas industry.
Organized by the Shaleshock Direct Action Working Group, Saturday’s action had a goal to shut down the Horseheads facility. Direct action involves people using their bodies in a literal rather than symbolic act of resistance. For Shaleshock organizers, this meant direct confrontation with industry, obstructing fracking-related processes from taking place at the Schlumberger facility. Continue reading Schlumberger Shutdown Joins Summer of Solidarity
People’s Action to stop the Proposed Gas Storage and Transport Facility in the Finger Lakes!
WHEN: Friday August 17th 4:00pm-7:00pm; meet up with us when you can- see our planned route!
WHERE: Watkins Glen, NY
WHAT: A March Though the Village of Watkins Glen- bring yourself, your friends, your neighbors! Sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org
STARTING POINT: At 4:00, meet at Seneca Marine Park parking lot near the “Village Marina Bar and Grill” off North Decatur Street; (Address: 2 Seneca Harbor Watkins Glen, NY 14891)
For over a year now, local residents, business owners, and tourists have worked to express their opposition to the proposed gas storage and transport facility being developed on the western shore of Seneca Lake. Despite their efforts, the industrialization of the region by Kansas-city based Inergy moves boldly forward (see photographs attached). The DEC’s acceptance of the Environmental Impact Statement as final is imminent.
People within the region are growing increasingly frustrated after attending decision-making meetings, meeting with representatives, writing letters, holding forums, attending hearings, and making phone calls in an effort to stop this project- seemingly to no avail. The community is standing together on August 17th to make their voices heard, and their opposition to this facility known- this time, in a different way.
ROUTE: From parking lot, go east toward the stored boats, turn right across the railroad tracks and head towards Fourth Street and Good Groceries. Turn Right onto 4th Street, and progress towards Franklin Street, go left onto Franklin Street, proceed to Watkins Glen State Park/Gorge, then head back North on Franklin Street towards the Harbor Hotel, where the March will end at the park where we started.
If you are still not sure you have a few hours to commit to this demonstration of our resistance to the LGP storage / transportation hub plans, consider these facts . . .
Note that if an accident occurred to one tenth of one percent of the trucks, that would be 35 trucks/ year, or about 3 trucks/ month, filled with LPG– heavier than air and highly combustible– a disaster waiting to happen…to whom?
Do you think this is The American Petroleum Institute’s real agenda for the Finger Lakes?
- Encourage the Inergy LPG storage plan to store and then distribute gas from fracked wells.
- This will allow at least one major accident, which will happen, to kill and maim enough locals and tourists to destroy the tourist industry.
- This will lead to the demise of the wine industry and begin to wipe out farming.
- Remaining locals who can afford to leave, will; and those who can’t, well….
- The industrialization of this rural area will spread, as a cancer metastasizes, from key nodes, such as Watkins Glen, to the entire region.
- Thereby making the Finger Lakes Open for Fracking!
What do we say to this?
No to LPG. No to Inergy. No to LNG. No to fracking! No to frack waste! No to pollution! No to air contamination. No! No! No!
Yes to tourism. Yes to vineyards. Yes to orchards. Yes to family farms. Yes to keeping our property value. Yes to safe roads. Yes to peaceful villages and towns. Yes to renewable energy. Yes to clean water. Yes to breathable air.
Please join us on Friday, August 17. We need as many people as possible out showing our resistance to industrialization and the ruination of our beautiful region. Bring friends and family. Sign up at: