Four Meetings for Nineteen Million People?
This week the NYS Department of Environmental Protection announced the dates and locations of meetings where the public will have an opportunity to comment on its plans to permit high-volume hydraulic fracturing as described Draft SGEIS. With just four meetings scheduled throughout the entire state, it’s clear that Cuomo Administration is not making a good faith effort to give New Yorkers an opportunity to publicly express their concerns about a dangerous industrial activity that could compromise human health and contaminate drinking water supplies for decades to come. The few members of the public who will get a chance to speak at these meetings will probably have just a minute or two to comment on the Draft, which runs to 1,537 pages, as well as on the proposed regulations that were also released today.
Tell Governor Cuomo that four meetings just don’t cut it – demand meetings throughout New York State, and a reasonable amount of time to read and comment on the Draft.
“Voters Trust Hydrofracking Opponents”
That’s according to a Siena Poll released on September 27th. New York State voters say they trust fracking opponents more than the fracking proponents by a margin of 51% to 33%.
But the survey also made it clear that we have our work cut out for us - one in four of those who responded to the poll said they aren’t paying much attention to the issue; another one in four are ignoring it completely.
To all – the musicians, potluck cooks, and cleanup crew, and everyone else who made our fourth annual fundraiser a smashing success. And thanks to the merchants, artists and artisans who contributed items to our silent auction. If nothing else, the threat of fracking has given us the gift of community!
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Two out of three people who find out about fracking think the risks aren’t worth the rewards.
Public awareness is the key to our success, so spread the word!
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