We the undersigned, citizens of New York State, call for the enactment of NY Public Law #1, which criminalizes HydroFracking in New York State by making the following illegal:
• Extracting oil and/or gas through fracking in NY State. • Spending money to locate areas for the purpose of fracking in NYS. • Importing frack-related materials, including fracking wastes, into NY State.
• Withdrawing any water from NY State, for the purpose of Fracking in NY State or any state, territory, or country. • Owning, possessing, or transporting fracking paraphernalia anywhere in NY State. • Advertising, marketing, or disseminating fracking related information.
NY Public Law #1 is an expression of We the People affirming our sovereign governing authority. When a sovereign people decide a behavior is unacceptable, it simply passes a law making it illegal. Our law will place fracking firmly in the NY State Penal Code, removing it from the rigged regulatory framework and the illegitimate DEC. A mission of the DEC is to "provide for the operation and development of oil and gas ... in such a manner that a greater ultimate recovery of oil and gas may be had..."(DEC authorizing legislation #23-0301). Thus, under regulatory law, administered by the DEC, the decisions to prohibit fracking and to choose safe, sane energy sources are out of the people's hands or our representatives, the legislators' hands.
As citizens of New York working together to prevent our communities from being fracked, and as signers of this petition, we invite our fellow New Yorkers to join this struggle to Criminalize fracking and all corporate and government frackers in order to strike a blow for our authority, our environment, our health, our economies, our future in a clean and caring world. Sign the petition and take it to your fellow human beings. We the People claim our SOVEREIGNTY.