Protect Our Waters!
R-CAUSE was created by Rochester citizens who treasure New York State and want its waters, land and air to remain clean and its communities to remain viable.
R-CAUSE‘s goal is to inform as many people in the Rochester area as possible about the risks associated with high-volume, slick-water, horizontal hydraulic fracturing.
We hear a lot about the Marcellus Shale which lies south of the Thruway, but we hear little about the Utica Shale which lies under Rochester and Lake Ontario. According to some the Utica Shale is deeper and may contain even richer deposits of natural gas than the Marcellus.