Sign a Petition to Ban Hydrofracking

Join the Green Party in support a statewide ban of hydrofracking.

A hydrofracking moratorium has been in place in New York for the past two years while the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) does its environmental review. The moratorium issued by Gov. Paterson by executive order expires July 1, 2011. It was a symbolic gesture at best. When the DEC review is complete, the state government will then be able say it now knows how to regulate hydrofracking. Then it will be “Drill, Baby, Drill,” which inevitably means “Spill, Baby, Spill.”

We know more than enough about the dangers of hydrofracking and natural gas burning to demand a ban. It's time for New Yorkers to demand a permanent ban, not another temporary moratorium!

Sign the petition online.

Download the petition.

Download an informational leaflet on hydrofracking.