Monday, July 16, 2012

Press Conference: Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes Recognized for Leadership on Fracking Issue

Assemblymember Defends New York's Water and Resources

Buffalo, NY – Advocacy organizations including Food & Water Watch, Citizen Action, WNY Peace Center and members of the Buffalo Common Council will host a press conference to recognize Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes who recently took a stand against the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a highly controversial natural gas drilling method under consideration by Gov. Cuomo. As concerns with fracking in New York grow, Peoples-Stokes' has come out to support bill A7218, a ban on fracking, showing a commitment to a clean and healthy New York. Peoples-Stokes is the first legislator outside of the NYC-area to step up in support of this bill and in defense of our finite natural resources. Because of the threats fracking poses to Western New York, it is exceptionally significant to have a legislator adding their name to this legislation. Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes sits on the Environmental Conservation Committee and will discuss her concerns with water contamination and disposal of fracking waste for New Yorkers.

Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Buffalo Councilmember Joseph Golombek Jr.
Jim Anderson, Vice President of the State Board of Citizen Action of NY
Charley Bowman, Interim Director of the WNY Peace Center
Rita Yelda, Food & Water Watch

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10AM
Where: Buffalo's Canalside, 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY  [Map]

Contact: Rita Yelda, Food & Water Watch, 716-507-2077,

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