Wednesday, August 20, 2014



1) Attend Open Public Meetings to Ban Fracking in Amherst, NY
Williamsville Public Library, 5571 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

Upcoming meeting of Amherst Against Fracking:
Thursday, 09/11/2014 at 6 p.m.

The town of Amherst, NY must pass a local ban to safeguard our resources and health from the pollution and industrialization that fracking for natural gas brings to communities. Over 170 towns and cities across NY have stepped up to protect their residents from fracking, and now it's time for the Amherst Town Board to do the same. A town-wide ban on fracking & fracking waste disposal (including road spreading) would protect residents from exposure to harmful chemicals, airborne carcinogens, contaminated water, increased municipal costs, and the list goes on. All Amherst and Amherst-area residents are encouraged to join this coordinating meeting to become part of the local movement against fracking. 

 2) Sign the Online Petition to ban fracking in Amherst here:
When an Amherst, NY resident signs the petition, it immediately emails the Town Board!

3) Attend the Amherst Planning Board Meeting on Town-wide Fracking Ban
Thursday, August 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Town of Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

On Thursday, August 21st at 6:30 p.m. in Amherst Town Hall, the Amherst Planning Board will have a meeting where they will be discussing the fracking & fracking waste ban for the town. This meeting is a necessary step in the creation of a this new law because some of the language it contains pertains to planning and zoning. The Planning Board consists of a president and 6 members, none of whom are elected officials. This means that they will not be familiar with the harms of fracking or the legalities surrounding banning fracking/fracking waste on a town-level that we've explained in past Town Hall meetings. We need Amherst and Amherst-area residents to attend and give public comment on why fracking and it's waste must be banned in the town!

 Join the Facebook event & invite friends:
4) Call the Amherst Town Board -- Tell Them They MUST Ban Dangerous Fracking and Toxic Fracking Waste 
Call Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
 For detailed information, See This Flyer

Rita Yelda, Amherst Againgst Fracking / WNY Drilling Defense / Food & Water Watch 

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