Chefs for the Marcellus is a group of chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, brewers, vintners, and other food professionals who have come together to protect our regional foodshed from the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (fracking). This highly industrialized form of drilling is already in widespread use in 34 states, including Pennsylvania, where it is wreaking havoc with farms and the water supply. Unless we say no right now, Governor Cuomo is poised to allow fracking in vast areas of the Marcellus Shale, a geologic formation that covers a large area of the mid-Atlantic region, including much of New York’s southern tier — an area of pristine waters; produce, dairy and livestock farms; and breweries and wineries. More than 150 prominent chefs and food professionals from upstate and downstate have already endorsed our campaign. Please get involved by signing our letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to ban fracking in New York State.

Heather Carlucci
Jimmy Carbone, Jimmy’s No. 43 and Food Karma Projects
Hilary Baum, Baum Forum

Will Blunt,
Claire Hartten, Sitopian Projects & Research
Robert LaValva, New Amsterdam Market
Madeline Rogers, Madeline Rogers Creative Services
Bill Telepan, Telepan
Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch

Chefs for the Marcellus is a founding member the New York Sustainable Business Council.

Special thanks to:

KC Witherell, Hello Studio, graphic design & branding
Karla Fisk, social media editor
Georg Pederson, Ytorf, website support
Holley Atkinson, Making Food Work, campaign strategy & development
Alissa Westervelt, campaign coordinator
Becca Chelton and Sebastian Cervantes, campaign launch support

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Chefs for the Marcellus Campaign

5454 Palisade Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Tel: 917-822-9445

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