Neither the federal Environmental Protection Agency, nor the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has stepped forward to protect the people from the plundering of our resources, poisoning our water, crowding and damaging our roads, ruining our beautiful landscapes, threatening our agriculture and tourism caused by industrialized gas extraction.
Can our local government step in and fill the gap? Yes! It is quite clear, (Black Letter Law), that a Town Board has the ability to prohibit land use it does not feel is compatible with the wishes, safety, and economic well-being of its constituents.
Many communities across the state have now banned gas drilling.We propose that the Town Board of Vestal, New York enact a total ban on industrialized natural gas extraction (hydrofracking).
Please sign if you are a Town of Vestal Resident and over 18 years old!
We urge the Town of Vestal to ban industrial gas extraction (hydrofracking).