New Yorkers for Clean Water, Inc., a non-profit, grassroots organization, works for a ban in the State of New York of hydraulic fracturing, a drilling method for methane gas. We are non-partisan. We are a member of the coalition, New Yorkers Against Fracking. We do not accept corporate contributions. We are funded solely by individuals who understand the importance of clean water and the dangers that hydraulic fracturing (hydro fracking or fracking) pose to this, our most vital resource. Hydro fracking is an inherently-contaminating process of methane gas extraction. In states where this is currently permitted, water has been contaminated with chemical fracking fluid components used in this process. The environment has been severely impacted, affecting wildlife and fish. The economic benefits do not outweigh the pollution of water and negative impacts on infrastructure and housing. Banks do not give mortgages on properties close to hydro fracking operations. It is an important part our mission to educate the public on the dangers of fracking and encourage people to participate in the protection and conservation of New York States water. New York Citys water is under the threat of contamination and our air quality will be further compromised if this process is permitted. Upstate New York is an agricultural, rural environment and will become an industrialized area if fracking is permitted. Milk and produce from New York State will be subject to contamination as hydro fracking fluids have leaked and polluted environments, and organic farmers may lose the Organic label designation.
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