In less than two weeks the public comment period of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement will draw to a close. After that, fracking can get underway in New York State as soon as the DEC issues a final SGEIS.
But before the DEC can do that, it is required to read and address all the public comments it receives – and that means we can hold off fracking by burying the DEC in comments!
Do your part today by submitting written comments to the DEC. We’ve made it easy for you by providing you with fifteen different letters you can submit. Send one or more of these letters, or use the open source website 2011 SGEIS Flaws(NY) and our Newsroom and Learn More sections of our website to find the information you’ll need to craft your own comments.
ONE MORE PUBLIC HEARING
The DEC’s public hearings on the Draft SGEIS were a disgrace. The department provided just four hearings throughout the entire state, and, not surprisingly, many people travelled for miles to attend hearings only to be turned away at the door.
To provide the public with another opportunity to speak out about the Draft, Catskill Citizens partnered with several other organizations to sponsor an additional public hearing to be held at the OKUN Theatre at SUNY-Delhi in Delhi on Saturday January 7th from 1-5 PM.
All are welcome to speak and their remarks will be transcribed and submitted to the DEC as a part of the official record of comments on the Draft. For more information contact: [email protected] or call 845 468 7063.
MARTENS ADMITS FLAWS IN DRAFT, CALLS FOR REWRITE.
CATSKILL CITIZENS CALLS FOR AN EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Just weeks before the public comment period is due to end, DEC Commissioner Martens admitted that the socioeconomic portion of the Draft SGEIS is “a little thin” and needs to be revised to do a better job treating subjects such as emergency response and housing.
In response, economist Jannette Barth, Ph.D., wrote a letter on behalf of Catskill Citizens calling on the DEC to extend the public comment period so New Yorkers can consider the revised socioeconomic study. Dr. Barth’s letter has been cosigned by more than one hundred others, including over sixty organizations and many elected officials
For more information email [email protected] or call (845) 468 7063
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