Time to Comment on Fracking is Now


The public has only until Dec. 12 to comment on proposed environmental review and regulations related to fracking in New York State. Riverkeeper is participating in two events in the next week that will inform the public about both the facts about fracking and the process for commenting.

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The deadline to comment on the state’s fracking regulations is Dec. 12, 2011

Understanding the Facts on Fracking

When:  November 16, 2011: 7-8:30 PM

Where: Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen, NY map

Now is your chance to do your part to prevent risky “fracking” in New York State. There is less than one month left for the public to comment on the state’s flawed draft environmental review and regulations on this controversial gas-drilling technique. Join Riverkeeper Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 PM at the Esopus Library to learn the facts on fracking and how together we can make a difference in protecting our region’s water and quality of life.  

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s proposed environmental review and regulations are complex and lengthy. Riverkeeper Watershed Program Director Kate Hudson will explain what fracking is, so you more fully understand what is at stake; highlight the problems with the state’s proposal, so that your comments will be well-informed; and guide you through the commenting process, so that your concerns count. After the presentation, use a library computer or your own laptop to send a message to the DEC and Gov. Cuomo: Don’t Frack with New York’s Water!

Can’t make it on Nov. 16? Take action today.

An Interactive Forum on Hydrofracking

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When:  November 21, 2011: 7 PM

Where: 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY map

Paul Gallay, president and Hudson Riverkeeper, is thrilled to participate on this distinguished panel alongside John Cole, senior scientist from the Cary institute; Erik Kiviat, executive director of Hudsonia; and a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation. This is a non-partisan, non-political forum for informational purposes, sponsored by the Town of Rhinebeck. For more information contact Cynthia Philip at cphilip@webjogger.net or call the Town Hall at 876-3409.


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