Your continued leadership will be critical to winning this legislative session.
The structural integrity of wells can fail. Many of us have previously submitted official comments that highlight various studies and data that raise a range of concerns about impacts to public health.
Public financing enables candidates to run competitive campaigns while relying on a base of small donors back home, rather than on a small number of wealthy contributors.
The statewide awareness campaign you announced in your State of the State address this month is another great step to ensure New York gets an accurate count. Drilling creates microfractures in the surrounding rock that cement cannot fill and so opens pathways for the upward migration of liquids and gases.
Additionally, high pressure from repeated fracturing can deform cement, further raising the risk of leakage.
Nevertheless, important studies continue to fill research gaps and build a clearer picture of the longer-term and cumulative impacts of fracking. Our experience during the Census shows that concentrated outreach efforts can make a big impact in Census results, especially in communities that are typically undercounted.
Like California, New York and its residents have a lot at stake.
Industry secrecy contributes to unsettled science Even as evidence of harm continues to emerge, reviews of the science to date note that investigations necessary to understand long-term public health impacts do not exist.