What Can You Do?

We can obviously see that at least for now, hydrofracking needs to stop. But what can you do to help prevent hydrofracking and save your water? Believe it or not, there are several things that you can do…

1. Contact local officials, such as the governor, legislators and other officials. Find a list of officials and contact information below. You should tell them how you feel about hydrofracking. Tell the governor to extend his executive order prohibiting it long enough for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fully conduct their study. Tell legislators to advocate for and pass laws prohibiting, or at the very least regulating hydraulic fracturing (as stated on the about page, hydrofracking is not regulated). Tell them that you want clean safe water to drink!

2. See Gasland, a documentary by Josh Fox, about hydraulic fracturing and its effects on people, animals and the environment. This movie will give you a lot more information on hydrofracking.

3. Spread the word! Tell everybody about hydrofracking! Tell everyone you know to see this site and to do whatever they can to keep our water safe.

List of people/offices to contact:

President Barack Obama

Email: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Phone: 202-456-1111

Mailing Address:

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20500

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Email: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php

Phone: (518) 474-8390

Mailing Address:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Email: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

Phone: In NYC, 311. Out of NYC, 212-NEW-YORK. (Ask to be connected to the mayor’s office.)

Fax: (212) 312-0700

Mailing Address:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

City Hall

New York, NY 10007

United Stated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters

Phone: (202) 272-0167

Environmental Protection Agency

Ariel Rios Building

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20460

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Phone: 1-877-472-2619 (NYS Well Driller Program Phone)

Mailing Address:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway

Albany, New York 12233-0001

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Commissioner Email: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildep.html

Phone: 311 (Ask to be connected to the DEP.)

Mailing Address:

Department of Environmental Protection

Customer Service Center

59-17 Junction Boulevard, 13th Floor

Flushing, NY 11373

For more info on contacting DEP, visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/contact_us/index.shtml

It’s also a great idea to contact legislators or your local executives. You can easily find their contact information on google. If you are having trouble finding it, email webmaster@thinkbeforeyoufrack.org and we will try to help you!

The contact information on this page has been obtained from several places. Find them all below. You may also be able to find more information on these specific offices on the websites.

Office/Person Source for Contact Info
President Obama VisitingDC.com (Adequate information couldn’t be found on the official White House website) 


Governor Cuomo New York State Governor Official Website http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
Mayor Bloomberg New York City Official Website http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.bd08ee7c7c1ffec87c4b36d501c789a0/index.jsp?doc_name=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nyc.gov%2Fhtml%2Fom%2Fhtml%2Fcontact_the_mayor.html
EPA Headquarters EPA Official Website http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/postal.html#HQ
New York State DEC DEC Official Website http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/259.html
New York City DEP DEP Official Website http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/contact_us/index.shtml

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