Monday, March 16, 2009

Protect NYC's Watershed


Please join us on Saturday, March 21 at 11am at the Park Slope Food Coop for a lecture/discussion about NYC’s upstate watershed and current dangers posed by companies vying for gas drilling rights.


Speakers:
• Carolyn Zolas, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter’s Watershed Coordinator
• Assemblyman James Brennan, who is co-sponsoring legislation to halt this drilling.

The hydraulic fracturing drilling process releases toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, and could endanger NYC's water supply. There will be Q & A with the speakers after the lecture.
Non-members welcome.

Park Slope Food Coop is at 782 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 bet. 6th & 7th Aves.

To learn more, read Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's recent report on this issue.

2 comments:

bonnie said...

Why isn't a serious push for HR 7231 to get put through part of this? That would help the entire country, not just New Yorkers!

I went to a meeting about this last week & that bill was just sort of mentioned in passing, as something that's being taken care of in Congress - but I can't find any reference to action on it after it got referred to a subcommittee in September '08.

Maura said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks for your comment.

You are right that the last action on H.R. 7231 was to refer it to the
Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials on Sept. 29, 2008. That's all we know about it as of now.

We posted a couple of items about the watershed on our blog late last year: on Dec. 16, 2008, Support H.R. 7231, and the related post about the NYC watershed Hydraulic
Fracturing, the Marcellus Shale, and the threat to New York City's
Watershed
on Dec. 11, 2008.