These free podcasts from WHCU feature interviews with Governor David Paterson and Toxic Targeting president Walter Hang, on natural gas drilling in New York State.
Governor David Paterson–Nov 16, 2009
Gov. Paterson discusses the budget crisis, mid-year school state aid cuts, drilling regulations for the Marcellus Shale, and a gay marriage vote.
Hang: Gas Drilling & DEC–Nov 16, 2009
Toxic Targeting president Walter Hang says he wants the DEC to rescind its environmental impact statement.
We now have more time to comment on the dSGEIS, but even having another month isn’t enough – the document we’re commenting on is over 800 pages long.
Click HERE to sign the petition from Catskill Mountainkeeper, asking for yet more time for the people to voice our concerns.
Click HERE for info on how to comment on the dSGEIS.
Come one, Come all: Toxics Targeting will propose a campaign to Stop Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Hazards at The Women’s Community Building, 100 West Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY.
Known oil and gas drilling hazards in New York will be presented. A coalition letter campaign will be outlined to require Governor Paterson to withdraw the Department of Environmental Conservation’s fatally-flawed draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on Gas and Oil Mining.
For more information, call 607 273 3388 or 800 286 9427.
Toxics Targeting, an environmental database firm in Ithaca, New York, has found 270 cases documenting fires, explosions, wastewater spills, well contamination and ecological damage related to gas drilling. Walter Hang, the company’s president, has said, “I believe these findings destroy the myth that the Department of Environmental Conservation’s current oil and gas regulations are adequate to safeguard the environment and public health. For that reason, I am asking Governor Paterson to withdraw the dSGEIS.”
Hang’s Coalition Letter Requesting Governor Paterson to withdraw the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) for Oil and Gas Mining is now available for all those who would like to sign on:
We, the undersigned, strongly support safeguarding the environment, public health and natural resources of the Catskills, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions that overlay the Marcellus Shale formation, potentially the largest natural gas reservoir in America. That is why we write to request you to withdraw the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement released on 9/30/09 by your Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Click here to read the rest.
Click here to sign the letter.
Read on for a letter from Walter Hang.
Continue reading Coalition Letter Requesting Governor Paterson to withdraw the Department of Environmental Conservation's Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) for Oil and Gas Mining
Come make a presence at Corning this Wednesday! Make your comments, or just hold a banner!
CORNING EAST HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
201 CANTIGNY ST.
CORNING, NY 14830 (Google map)
Doors open at 6pm
Hearing starts at 7pm
At the Shaleshock meeting this Tuesday (11/17, 6pm) we will have sign/banner making materials.