Fracking in NY: A Donor Breakfast Briefing

07/19/2012 - 8:45am

Date: Thursday, July 19th from 8:45am-10:45am
Location: Philanthropy New York, 4th floor conference room at 79 5th Avenue in New York, NY

We invite you to attend a briefing on Thursday, July 19th, where donors will have an opportunity to learn about the problems with hydrofracking in New York and about the movement that is being built to stop it. Please RSVP to Lauren Davis at

Program includes:

- Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper
- Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch
- Julia Walsh, Frack Action
- Sandra Steingraber, Award Winning Author, Advisory Committee Member of New Yorkers Against Fracking

- Moderated by Lauren Davis, The 11th Hour Project

Large parts of New York sit atop the Marcellus Shale formation, and the oil and gas industry has been aggressively pushing for Governor Cuomo to allow hydrofracking in New York. Governor Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued draft regulations last summer that would open up a large percentage of the state to fracking. Thanks to grassroots organizing, the DEC received almost 70,000 public comments on their draft regulations and is currently reading through the comments. Governor Cuomo and the DEC could come out with their final regulations at any time. The entire nation is watching to see what happens in New York.

Come to the briefing to hear what’s going on and to ask the questions that need to be answered. The briefing will include presentations and ample time for questions and dialogue. Breakfast will be provided for all attendees.

This event is co-sponsored by The 11th Hour Project, New York Community Trust, The Scherman Foundation, North Star Fund, Grace Communications Foundation, EGA and Philanthropy NY