Environment New York
The Daily Armonk
Ken Liebeskind

ARMONK, N.Y. – Two representatives of Environment New York canvassed on Main St. in Armonk Tuesday, collecting donations and signatures in their drive to stop gas drilling in the Catskills.

The organization claims gas drilling or fracking is a threat to drinking water and seeks to stop Gov. Andrew Cuomo from opening up the Catskills to gas drilling. The group warns that fracking in Pennsylvania resulted in more than 2,700 environmental violations and drinking water advisories for more than 325,000 residents.

"With your support, we can protect the Catskills and our drinking water for kids and future generations," the organization said.