Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sharing From Toxic Targeting...Also, Don't Forget April 11, 2011 Albany Event

A friend of mine passed along some information from the folks at Toxic Targeting which includes some key information and government contacts that I feel compelled to share for all the folks here in NY, and specifically for those of us living here in Sullivan County.  Additionally, want to pass along some information for any one who thinks they would like to attend the Rally in Albany on the 11th, which is basically now one week away.

Call and email Governor Andrew Cuomo, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Ask them to support:

Expanding the scope of the draft SGEIS to include additional concerns, notably how to manage gas drilling wastewater;

Establishing Citizens and Technical Advisory Committees to help DEC revise the draft SGEIS;

Providing at least 30 days public comment to identify additional issues to be included in the draft SGEIS scope;

Requiring individual EIS reviews for horizontal hydrofracturing permits, "GA effluent limitations" for hydrofracturing, deep well injection and wastewater treatment as well as updating DEC's 1992 GEIS.

CONTACT INFORMATION for these people: 

          Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
          City Hall
          New York, NY 10007
          PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
          FAX (212) 312-0700

Albany Frack Rally...Your Attendance is REALLY IMPORTANT
(Special Thanks to Catskill Mountainkeeper for this INFO)
Monday, April 11th

Join us in Albany for a large Rally & Lobby Day to stop unsafe gas drilling. The rally will start on the Capital Lawn at 10:30 AM and be followed by visits with legislators throughout the afternoon.  This is the day to get you and everyone you can to Albany and show with sheer numbers and diversity that all of New York; upstate, downstate, environmentalist, capitalist, scientist, mother, farmer, father, teacher, and student do not want this pushed ahead at the expense of our communities, our health, our water and our air!!!!
To register for the lobby day portion click here:

Catskill Mountainkeeper has secured two buses to transport people to the rally on April 11th.  For more information and to register for the buses click the appropriate links below:

Bus from Callicoon               Bus from Oneonta

There are also buses coming from other locations. 

For a bus from Brooklyn contact Eric Weltman from Food & Water Watch at (718) 943-9085 or  From Cooperstown, please contact Kim Jastremski

For more information and to register for buses from Syracuse, Endicott or Ithaca, click here.

Please join us and pass this information along to your friends and neighbors.  The more people that show up for this event, the greater the impact we will have on our government officials.  We need them to know how passionately we feel about this issue.

The following organizations are sponsoring the Rally & Lobby Day on April 11th:
Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): Back to Democracy, Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes, Concerned Citizens of Tioga County, Damascus Citizens, Delaware Action Group, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition, Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project, Environment New York, Environmental Advocates of New York, Food & Water Watch, Frack Action, Friends of Vestal, Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County, Gray Panthers, NYC Network, Highland Concerned Citizens, Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking, Landowners Against Natural-gas Drilling, Lumberland Concerned Citizens, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, New York Residents Against Drilling, New Yorkers for Sustainable Energy Solutions, NOFA – New York, NYH20, Otisco Lake Preservation Association, Otsego County Conservation Association, Schoharie Valley Watch, ShaleshockCNY, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Sullivan Area Citizens for Responsible Energy Development (SACRED), Sustainable Otsego, Sustainable Tioga, Tusten Concerned Citizens and United for Action