In my hometown of Dryden, we have no hydrofracking. We have sensibly banned it, but the battle didn’t end there.
Since then, Dryden has been constantly under attack for its strong stance, and now the firepower has intensified: A fracking company claims it will now file a lawsuit against Dryden to break the ban.
Small towns like ours just can’t deal with this level of resistance; we need the help of the state government. If New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo ban fracking, we can move on from this senseless and shortsighted squabble to meaningful change.
It’s time we focus our effort on real solutions: energy that won’t dry up over time, that won’t pollute our water or our air, that won’t transform our only planet’s atmosphere into an unrecognizable parody. It’s time to envision a clean future.