* Is it okay to have so much late night noise and bright light that you can’t sleep, night after night, with no end in sight? * Is it okay to live with roads that are so badly damaged that they are too dangerous to travel and that, once repaired, are quickly damaged all over again? * Is it okay to live with constant, choking dust from the damaged roads? * Is it okay to have thousands of enormous diesel trucks on your roads...24/7? * Is it okay to live with the fear that part of your property will be taken from you by “eminent domain” so a private corporation can use it to build a pipeline? * Is it okay to live with the fear that you and your neighbors may have to evacuate your homes due to nearby industrial accidents such as chemical spills or gas well fires? * Is it okay to have a huge, ugly, dangerous shale gas well pad (forced pooling) as your new next door neighbor? * Is it okay to lose our lovely green landscapes? * Is it okay to have an ugly, noisy, polluting compression station in a residential neighborhood? * Is it okay to live with deafening, polluting gas well flaring? * Is it okay to introduce dangerous chemicals into the streams and lakes we swim and fish in? * Is it okay for wild and domestic animals to have access to open pits of water laced with toxic chemicals? * Is it okay to spew dangerous substances into the air we breathe? * Is it okay to dump dangerous substances onto the land that supplies our food? * Is it okay to transport and store large quantities of dangerous chemicals in residential areas? * Is it okay for our drinking water to ignite and our water wells to explode? * Is it okay to ruin someone’s only source of drinking water and render their home worthless? * Is it okay to have to devote a huge chunk of our local citizens’ and officials‘ time to monitor the gas industry because the DEC doesn’t have the employees or the will to police the industry? * Is it okay with you that the decisions about what is good for your environment have been put in the hands of the DEC, the EPA, and other agencies that were designed to serve the corporate state and that have sold us out so many times before? THAT’S WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE WITH THE FRACKING INDUSTRY IN YOUR COMMUNITY! IT’S CRIMINAL -- SO LET’S MAKE IT A CRIME. WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD DECIDE!
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Sovereign People’s Action Network (SPAN) is a group of concerned Ulster and Greene County Citizens dedicated to criminalizing hydro fracking in New York State. SPAN is a founding member of FrackBusters NY a newly formed grassroots organization. The FBNY mission has gained support from a growing number of individuals and organizations dedicated to outlawing HydroFracking in New York State. FBNY represents people and organizations from New York City, the Hudson River Valley, the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and central New York. Contact us to learn more about the evils of fracking or how you or your organization can join our coalition to Criminalize HydroFracking.