THIS IS ONE OF TWO CHANCES TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD
IT’S YOUR WATER, YOUR AIR AND YOUR HEALTH
WHEN: 11:15 AM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29
WHERE: SULLIVAN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SELIG THEATER, LOCH SHELDRAKE
If you believe that the Catskills and New York State will be at serious risk if gas drilling using hydrofracking is approved in our state, or if you have serious questions about the conditions under which fracking will commence, this is your opportunity to speak up, hear what other citizens like you think and show Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) your opposition and/or concern. The DEC is holding just 2 more public hearings (see list below) to hear public and expert testimony about their dSGEIS (draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement) – the permitting conditions under which fracking will take place in New York.
According to yesterday’s New York Times Expose “Millions Spent in Albany Fight to Drill for Gas” the pro frackers have spent MILLIONS OF DOLLARS on lobbyists in New York State in the last year and have given Governor Cuomo over $100,000 in campaign contributions and UNTOLD AMOUNTS ON SLICK ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. According the Wall Street Journal we have outnumbered the pro gassers at the last two hearings by 4 to 1. We know that they are going to spend as much money as they need to to get pro gassers at this next hearing. That is why we need you more then ever before. Our home grown grass roots can beat the paid gassers but you need to TAKE THE DAY OFF FROM WORK OR SCHOOL and join us. Be a part of Democracy in Action.
Mountainkeeper and many other partner organizations are mobilizing our constituencies to attend the press conference and rally at the hearing in Sullivan County on November 29th at the Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Theatre, 112 College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759
The last hearing is in New York City on November 30.
Forward this message to your friends, family and neighbors and ask them to forward it on. Get educated, especially about the health issues and threats.
The Catskill Mountainkeeper website is here as a resource for you, please use it.