Category: Scope Comments

  • Ken Jaffe: groundwater, equal protection & the SGEIS

    In its Executive Summary of the revised SGEIS released yesterday, the DEC states clearly that groundwater is at sufficient risk from gas drilling to restrict gas drilling to protect  those drinking groundwater. But they only afford that protection to those drinking from primary aquifers. The DEC leaves the great majority of drinkers of groundwater in […]

  • EPA hearing comments: Dr Ron Bishop

    Office of Research and DevelopmentU. S. Environmental Protection AgencyBinghamton, NYSeptember 13, 2010 Re: Potential Relationships Between Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water Resources I have reviewed your scoping materials released in March 2010, and would like to offer some comments for your consideration. A common theme among them is the idea of context: I encourage you […]

  • EPA hearing comment: The essential question is never asked

    Oral comment on scoping document for EPA study, 9/15/10, Binghamton, NY: I own 200+ acres. I was offered a lease, and experience the difficult consequences of both long- and short-term economic trends.  Yet this is not another plea for gas extraction. The first problem with this scope is its foregone conclusion, found in its very […]

  • EPA hearing comment: “Agencies appear to be captured by an industry they’ve been tasked to regulate”

    Comments to the EPA Hearing on Horizontal Drilling /High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing September 15, 2010, Binghamton, New York Good evening.  My name is Joan Tubridy; I am the daughter of a NYC Fire Captain, a former farmer for 23 years, and a middle school Math and English teacher for the past 16 years.  I am also a member […]

  • Many voices, one message: STATEWIDE BAN

    Albany, NY, January 25, 2010 (see previous posts below): While approximately 500 people were inside the Convention Center (under The Egg), a group of demonstrators paused on the New York State Capitol Building’s steps — despite the rain and 40 mph gusts — demanding a “STATEWIDE BAN” on unconventional gas drilling.

  • Many voices, one message

  • 1/25/10: More than 500 rally in Albany to oppose unconventional extraction of natural gas

    The 01/25/2010 Albany West Capitol Park Rally of over 500 people opposed to unconventional gas drilling was moved inside, under the Egg DEC workers supporting 01/25 people’s protest of the DEC’s dSGEIS (door Stop Giving Extraction Industry Shelter)… The dSGEIS  concluded that cumulative effects of tens or hundreds of thousands of toxic waste production sites […]

  • And they just kept coming

  • A hearing of our own: draft SGEIS hearing, Oneonta, 11/9

    Public Hearing on the dSGEIS to be held in Oneonta, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Atrium Monday, November 9, 7:00 to 9:30 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm Local hearing for public comment on DEC’s Draft of the SGEIS October 30, 2009, Oneonta, NY. The City of Oneonta and Otsego County together are holding a public […]

  • Newburgh Advocate coverage of 12/4 Loch Sheldrake draft scope hearing

    The people of New York State have spoken: Gas drilling: I give the government an F minus Judge Helene G. Goldberger (above) presided over the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Gas Well Drilling in the Marcellus Shale Public Hearing Thursday evening, December 4.  Elected officials, representatives from gas companies and gas industry […]

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