3000 (approx) New Yorkers (state) united today in Albany to call on Gov. Cuomo to lead the nation in constructing a truly renewable energy economy in New York rather than continuing down a damaging path towards continued reliance on dirty, destructive fossil fuels.
> Here is a marvelous interactive infographic “DEEP DIVE” *
Protesters included myself, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Lois Gibbs of Center for Health, Environment & Justice, Jim Dean of Democracy for America, Stanford U professor and ecology advocate Mark Jacobson, and Oren Lyons and Phil Aroneanu of 350.org.
EcoWatch explains –
With Gov. Cuomo (D-NY) weighing whether or not to allow fracking in New York State, the NY Crossroads rally will draw attention to this pivotal moment in the state’s energy future. With or without regulations in place, fracking is a menace to the environment, public health and emits greenhouse gases at disturbing levels that undermine its credentials as a bridge fuel, beneficial for the environment to avoid climate change. Gov. Cuomo has insisted that his decision would be guided by science, but his administration’s actions thus far have lacked transparency and scientific rigor.