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? Let's find out. We propose that the Town Board of Ulysses, New York enact a total ban on the technique known as high-volume slick water, horizontal hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of methane gas.
We, the undersigned, believe that the high-volume slickwater horizontal hydrofracking gas extraction technique threatens our water and air.
We believe that allowing this practice in our community will significantly endanger our health and well-being.
Hydrofracking is a heavily industrialized process that in surrounding states has severely snarled traffic and damaged local agriculture, hunting, fishing, tourism, roads, and community economies.
We urge the Town of Ulysses to ban slickwater horizontal hydrofracking.
The Ulysses Town Fracking Ban petition to email@example.com was written by Michael Dineen and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.