Natalie Merchant Performs at a Very Special Benefit Concert Against Hydrofracking

21 Feb, 2012, 07:06 ET from The Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative, Inc.

Natalie Merchant Lends Her Voice In Song To Defend New York's Waters In Support Of A Ban On Shale Gas Hydrofracking In New York State And Beyond.

Heinz Award Recipient, Biologist, Author Sandra Steingraber Speaks Out In Defense Of New York's Children.

The Horse Flies Rock On For Clean Water.

The Southern Tier Rises Against Hydrofracking.

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2012 The following release is being issued by The Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative:


Natalie Merchant, Sandra Steingraber, The Horse Flies
Saturday March 10
Forum Theatre, Binghamton NY 236 Washington Street 13901
Showtime 7:00 p.m. doors open 6:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $32.00
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"Hydrofracking poses the greatest threat to clean drinking water in New York and Pennsylvania right now. Our opposition to this threat is imperative. I hope people can come to the concert to show their concern."—Natalie Merchant

"Fracking is wrong. Sooner or later, steel and concrete disintegrates. Sooner or later, gas wells open portals of contamination between drinking water aquifers and the toxic materials held in the bedrock below. Doing fracking "right" simply means building time bombs with longer fuses. There are no places in New York and no children in New York that we are willing to sacrifice." --Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Biologist

"Hydrofracking for shale gas is a failed technology with respect to Nature. You cannot frack safely." --Chris Tate, BME

Background: Shale gas hydrofracking is perhaps the most deleterious technology ever invented to poison our land, air, and water. The Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative is dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the precious and still largely clean waters of New York State. Our focus is event-based education, and we harness the considerable power of live music presentation to illuminate and educate the public at large about the importance of clean water and a healthy environment.

The concert benefits this summer's Big Splash Concert Series, future awareness and educational events, and the fight against shale gas hydrofracking.

Tickets: 800.745.3000, Forum Theatre Box Office 607.778.6626

We request that everyone sign the Coalition letter to Governor Cuomo to withdraw the revised draft SGEIS.

Photos and other Media at opening page under the poster.

SOURCE The Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative, Inc.