About Us

This website was created by a group of high school students at the NYC iSchool in New York. We are taking a class at school about hydrofracking and whether or not it should be permitted. We have reviewed both the pros and cons of hydrofracking, and have come to the conclusion that it should not be permitted-at least until further studies are done by the EPA and they determine a safe way to obtain natural gas. Our class is working on a campaign, spreading the word about hydrofracking and why we feel very strongly that it should not be permitted. We created this website, a Tumblr Blog, Facebook Page, and YouTube Page (links to these pages can be found on the top right corner of the site). We also recorded a song and a radio play about hydrofracking, as well as a video. In addition to all that, members of our team visited government officials to discuss the topic of hydrofracking. We truly hope that our campaign, along with others, will make a difference!

(See below post for updates.)

Take a look at our Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr pages by clicking on the icons on the sidebar of any page.

If you have any questions or comments about our campaign, please visit our Contact Us page or email us at contactus@thinkbeforeyoufrack.org or webmaster@thinkbeforeyoufrack.org.

Thanks for visiting our site!

Updates

Here, you can find updates on what’s recently been added or changed on our site, as well as other news updates the Think Before You Frack Team has for you!

September 2012- Check out this NYTimes Op-Ed by Sean Lennon (John Lennon’s son) about hydrofracking. He describes his personal experience discovering hydrofracking, and tells us a bit about it as well as his opinions on it. http://nyti.ms/QoQOlX

July 2012- Josh Fox (creator of the documentary, Gasland) recently released a video warning us about NYS Governor Cuomo’s plans to allow hydrofracking!! See the video on our Current News page.

11/10/11- See Current News Sub-page about upcomming DRBC vote on hydrofracking in our watersheds! Click here to see the post. Feel free to comment on it with any opinions or additional information.

Check out this NY Times article on the Spectra Pipeline.

Check out the Current News page for an update based on a New York Times article from our Student Webmaster, posted on September 29th, 2011.

We want to apologize for the fact that due to school work, we will not be updating the website as frequently this school year. We will try to update as often as possible and when we hear about really big news to share with you. We hope you find the information and news helpful and/or informative.

 

URGENT!!! SPECTRA PIPELINE IN NYC!

URGENT!!! 9 DAYS LEFT* TO VOICE YOUR OPINION!! The Spectra pipeline is a proposed pipeline that would deliver natural gas from Upstate NY and PA to New York City stoves. If the pipe fails, there is a possibility of an explosion in Manhattan. The pipeline also brings the risk of numerous toxins, carcinogens, and green house gasses in NYC!

What can you do to prevent this? Voice your opinion. Click here to be sent to an online petition.  NINE DAYS LEFT*

(Thank you to the Sane Energy Project for sharing this information with Think Before You Frack.)

*Nine days left as of 10/26/11

WE WON!!!! (THANKS TO YOU!) :)

AS YOU MAY KNOW, THE THINK BEFORE YOU FRACK SONG WAS ENTERED IN THE NYC DEP’S POETRY AND ART COMPETITION, AND THANKS TO YOUR VOTES AND SUPPORT, WE WON!!

We are hoping that this will make our song more public, therefore helping us spread the word and get out views out there! Thanks for your help! :)

LAST DAY TO VOTE!!! PLEASE VOTE NOW AND SUPPORT THINK BEFORE YOU FRACK!

GREAT NEWS!!! The “Think Before You Frack” song was entered in the grades 9-12 NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Poem and Arts Contest and we’re SEMI-FINALISTS!!! Please support Think Before You Frack and vote for us at the link below. (We are choice number 8.) Today’s the last day to vote…

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/environmental_education/artpoetry_art_9-12.shtml

Listen here: 

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or at the link above (you can listen and vote there).

This Friday is EARTH DAY!!!

Earth Day is this Friday, so think about this earth we live on, this environment we live in! Do you want natural gas energy and hydrofracking destroying it, or alternative, renewable energy sources (i.e. wind, water and solar) powering our earth? Check out this video by WWS, created for earth day on YouTube or on our Current News page.

(Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd, 2011.)

APRIL 11 RALLY IN ALBANY, NY

THE RALLY IN ALBANY, NY ON APRIL 11 WENT GREAT! SEVERAL LEGISLATORS SPOKE, AS WELL AS OTHER INDIVIDUALS, SUCH AS JOSH FOX, CREATOR OF GASLAND. AFTER THE RALLY, THE THINK BEFORE YOU FRACK TEAM WENT TO SPEAK TO LEGISLATORS. IT WAS A GREAT DAY, AND WE THINK THAT THE 500 OR SO PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE ALL MADE A DIFFERENCE!

TO EVERYONE WHO WAS THERE- THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT OUR (YOURS, MINE AND EVERYONE ELSE IN NYS’S) WATER!

CLICK HERE OR FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SEE SOME OF OUR PICTURES FROM THE RALLY AND LOBBYING!

https://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=113413442074506&id=102873086461875&aid=21402

Think Before You Frack Song!!!

Some of our classmates have written and recorded a song about hydrofracking, as mentioned on the Song page.

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Singer-Songwriters in the Recording Booth

The Think Before You Frack team wants to send a BIG THANK YOU to the Electronic Music Foundation, especially Joel Chadabe, President and Suzanne Thorpe, Associate Executive Director, and to the brilliant and very patient Chief Engineer Tom Beyer and also to technician Paulom Mistry at the Electronic Music Foundation Studios. http://www.emfstudios.org/ who made this recording possible.

**RALLY IN ALBANY, NY TOMORROW!!**

Tomorrow, the Think Before You Frack Team’s Katherine, Maite, Lorenzo, Ashlee, and Noah, along with our teacher, will spend the day in Albany, NY at a rally against hydrofracking. We will also be meeting with some legislators in Albany.  Click the link to the PDF below to see the document we will be giving to the legislators we visit after we talk to them.

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***RALLY IN ALBANY, NY***

THIS MONDAY, A FEW MEMBERS OF THE THINK BEFORE YOU FRACK TEAM ARE GOING TO ALBANY, NY FOR A RALLY! CHECK OUR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND THIS WEBSITE ON TUESDAY FOR NEWS AND PICTURES ON THE RALLY.