April 25, 2010, Albany Times Union: Gas drill plan still offers peril

 

Gas drill plan still offers peril
 
By FRED LEBRUN COMMENTARY
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First published: Sunday, April 25, 2010
There’s been an unexpected great leap over what to do about the high-volume natural gas drilling proposed for New York’s Southern Tier and into the Catskills.

Many who are skeptical of drilling are going to love it and rejoice. But wait, there may still be a snake or two in the woodpile for those who want to see a wider ban. In truth, it just got harder to stop the gas industry from more or less getting its way.

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Rally to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in our watershed and in NY State on: April 29, 2010

Rally to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in our watershed and in NY State on:
 
April 29, 2010
(Thursday)
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
On the Steps of the
Staten Island Borough Hall
Richmond Terrace
 
WE HAVE SCHEDULED THIS RALLY AT A TIME WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE HOME FROM WORK, SO PLEASE ATTEND AND  TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. 
IF YOU LIKE, BRING A SIGN (NO STICKS ATTACHED).
 
IF YOU LIVE IN BROOKLYN OR ANY OTHER BOROUGH, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE HOLDING A RALLY IN THAT BOROUGH.
 
EVERYONE IN NYC WILL BE AFFECTED BY CONTAMINATED WATER, SO THE MORE PEOPLE THAT ATTEND THE LOUDER THE MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR PATTERSON!

Banning “Fracking” in New York State

Am I naive but can the people of New York State ban “fracking” in the State? Can we issue cease and desist orders for any such operations existing in the State? Or is it because they approach individual home owners who need the money that they agree to let them drill on their “property”? We should do everything in our power to discontinue or prevent the use of this process. Continue reading

March 23, 2010, News Ten: New York State to close 7 campgrounds in Catskills, Adirondacks

link to complete article is here: http://www.wten.com/Global/story.asp?S=12192667

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says seven campgrounds and two day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will not open in 2010. At fault is the state’s fiscal crisis.

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March 18, 2010: Press Release Hinchey on EPA Study on the Risks Hydraulic Fracturing Poses to Drinking Water Supplies

Washington, D.C. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tonight informed various stakeholders that it will announce tomorrow the commencement of the first phases of a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health.  Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) tonight applauded the start of the EPA’s study.  Hinchey authored the provision that urged the EPA to conduct the study after questions were raised regarding the safety of the natural gas drilling process. 

 

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