Thursday, December 18, 2008

More on Gas Drilling in the NYC Watershed

On December 15th, NYC Comptroller William Thompson sent a letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation which warned that drilling for gas in the part of the Marcellus Shale within the City's watershed could potentially degrade the the City's water. That could threaten the City's EPA exemption (because of the city's high quality water) from having to build a $6-10 billion filtration plant, increasing the City's water budget expenses 30% and adding significantly to the City's already severe budget problems.

The press release of the Comptroller's office and the Comptroller's letter to the DEC can be read here:

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