Written by CEO & Founder, Toro Adeyemi
Last week, before this government shutdown had begun, the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series met to watch Dear Governor Cuomo, a concert protest film that raises awareness surrounding hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock found deep within the earth.
It’s no bueno. Here’s some of why:
While it would be great if the US had an independent source of energy, the fracking solution is too short term. Once natural gas depletes, where will we be? My thoughts are we should find more sustainable methods of energy retrieval – solar power anyone??
This documentary was incredibly insightful and pretty entertaining given the intermittent musical performances. We were fortunate to have an amazing discussion panel as well! I asked Jon Bowermaster, writer/director of Dear Governor Cuomo, Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, and Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Legislator, to role play:
“We’ve seen this film, we’re discussing how horrible this process is for the environment and for people in general. I’d love to hear from each of you, what is something good about fracking?”
Short story shorter, none of these experts could come up with an answer.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has the power to stop this from happening in the State of New York – Tweet #banFracking @NYGovCuomo and let him here your voice! This is an issue that affects us all.
Want to learn more?
Get the lowdown on hydraulic fracturing at http://nyagainstfracking.org/facts/
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