Cornell alum Michelle Bamberger has written a Coalition letter to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, Peter Meinig. She writes, “This might really help get the word out, and would help make more people aware of the drilling issues we face in our part of the state.” Read her letter, and sign on in solidarity!
Letter to Peter Meinig
How to sign on to Meinig letter
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).
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