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Nov 122012
 

From Green Right Now Reports

New Yorkers Against Fracking will be holding vigils in several communities this week, stretching from Brooklyn to Syracuse and several other cities.

The coalition is urging Gov. Cuomo to maintain a moratorium against natural gas fracking, which it sees as endangering private and public water supplies and the Hudson River Watershed that provides millions of people with drinking water, including much of New York City.

Here’s a list of the events:

Many celebrities and artists have joined the movement, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. The mother-and-son team paid for a billboard alongside a freeway in metro NYC.

New Yorkers Against Fracking is partly supported by a grant from biologist and author, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., a cancer survivor whom the group describes as “deeply concerned for her children’s future in New York.”  Steingraber donated a significant portion of her recent Heinz award for lifetime achievement to help start the coalition.