The following post is from our advertiser, Riverkeeper.


New York’s unfiltered drinking water is among the best in the world - so good it’s considered the secret ingredient of our favorite baked goods and beverages. Brooklyn’s Louis Thompson demonstrates how important clean water is to his bagels in this video from Riverkeeper’s "Don’t Frack With NY Water" campaign.

But our water and our favorite eats are threatened. Oil and gas companies want to set up fracking (hydraulic fracturing) operations in the New York City watershed and throughout the state. Fracking is a method of natural gas drilling that could pollute our water with carcinogenic toxins and sediment.

The question of whether or not fracking should be allowed in New York has become an issue in the race for Governor. Andrew Cuomo has made statements on the issue but stopped short of committing to a ban on fracking. Join Louis and over 1,000 other New Yorkers by signing the petition to tell Cuomo "Don’t Frack With New York’s Water!"