Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summitting Comments on DEC's Fracking Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Last week the New York State DEC released the complete, a d fatally flawed Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the environmental dangerous drilling technique hydraulic fracturing. Although the entire document runs to over 1,500 pages, the Cuomo Administration insists that scientists, the medical community and the general public will have only three months to read, analyze and submit written comments on a plan that will contaminate our safe drinking water supplies, endanger our public health, destroy our local economies, and put we the taxpayers on the hook for billions in environmental clean up costs.

It is imperative that the average citizens who will be negatively impacted by this large scale drilling under our lands, our homes, even our schools be heard. If you are concerned about FRACKING, now is the time to summit your questions, worries and concerns to the DEC before the deadline for comments expires. Many of us are submitting a formalized request for an extension of time to file, but Cuomo seems far more concerned with keeping his DONORS in the (un)Natural Gas Industry happy than keeping our water, health and the environment both safe and clean, which means the comment deadline will not be extended.

To submit your comments, simply write them into a letter and send to:

Attn: dSGEIS Comments
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-6510.

Please include the name, address, and affiliation (if any) of the commenter. Paper submissions also will be accepted at the public hearings date/locations TBD.