PROTEST FRACKING today Wed. Noon
- Protest NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Wednesday Feb. 6 at 12 Noon
``1 Hunter's Point Plaza`` is 47-40 21st Street Long Island City, NY 11101
[ at 47th Rd.: <http://goo.gl/maps/PX9mv> mta.info hopstop.com ]
Please invite all folks to the Facebook event:
It's the 11th hour in the fight against fracking
in New York! The Cuomo Administration believes it
can get away with selling out our state this
month (see below for the details). This despite
the recent filing of more than 204,000 public
comments with the DEC against the deeply flawed
Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS).
To save our state we have to:
Protest at the DEC, and at rallies,
demonnstrations and hearings all this week (Go to
www.dontfrackny.org for all this information);
Sign the Don't Frack NY Pledge of Resistance
Sign up for Non Violent Civil Disobedience Training (NVDA)
THE DEC PROTEST: WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY...
The purpose of the protest is
to call out DEC employees to folllow their
conscience, resist the SGEIS process from within
the DEC, and become whistleblowers;
to deliver signed copies of the Pledge of
Resistance (we'll have those for you there);
YOU SHOULD BRING: your own personal symbols of
what we all will lose if fracking continues to
spread in New York State (postcard of NY State
farms/tourist destinations, personal photo, small
container of water, etc.--all of these should be
things that you can leave behind at the DEC
office). And your anti-fracking signs.
This is a straightforward, non-violent demonstration. We aim for no arrests.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Take G train to the 21st St. Station, or the 7 to
the Hunter's Point station. The DEC office is
just over the Pulaski Bridge if you are coming from Williamsburg or Greenpoint.
THE BACKGROUND BUREAUCRATIC DETAILS...
The DEC must meet certain legal requirements in
order to release fracking regulations and open up the state.
-- If the DEC has not issued the revised
Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) by
February 27th, the process resets and the DEC
must conduct another round of public comment
hearings and review. Without the SGEIS, the DEC
can't issue regulations. No regulations, no expansion of fracking in New York.
-- Before issuing the SGEIS, the DEC must
publish a 10-day notice of its intent to do so.
Because the DEC publishes a weekly Environmental
Notice Bulletin every Wednesday, the 10-day
notice would appear in the February 13th edition.
By visiting the DEC on February 6th, we are
giving the DEC and Governor Cuomo a one-week
notice that proceeding with the SGEIS would
activate DFNY's Pledge of Resistance to Fracking.
-- By scheduling actions all this week around
the state, we can show Andrew Cuomo that the
power of our movement is growing and that
allowing fracking in New York would end his
political career. We, the motivated, organized,
fearless activists of the State of New York must
serve as a prime deterrent to Cuomo's misguided plan of action.
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