“The 28 counties that overlie the Marcellus shale currently boast over 20,000 farms, 4 million farm acres, and $2.4 billion in farm revenue, more than half the statewide farm economy. We fear the widespread use of fracking will endanger farmland through environmental degradation, fragmentation, and lease of dwindling farm acreage. Additionally, high-volume water use and potential for water, soil and air pollution are in direct competition with sustaining our farming economy.” Read Hilary Baum’s testimony to the City Council. Then add your voice by sending Governor Cuomo a letter.