Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Gas Drilling near NY’s Drinking Water Supply



November 4 at 7pm:
Panel Discussion on
Natural Gas Drilling near
NY’s Drinking Water Supply



Featuring
• Kylie Harper, Founder, TapIt
• Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earth Justice
• Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Moderated by The Sierra Club Watershed Committee

Location:

Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
435 W 116th St., rm. 107
(between Amsterdam Ave. & Morningside Dr.)

Why should you – New Yorkers – care?

Large-scale gas drilling in the Catskill area could result in the irreversible pollution of our water supply and cost us billions of dollars in the process.

Hydraulic Fracturing is the suspected cause of impaired or polluted drinking water in western Pennsylvania, Colorado, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, Montana, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

If it is allowed to occur without strong restriction in the Catskill watershed area, it is only a matter of time before our water is affected as well. Once the watershed becomes polluted, New York will have to cough up ~$10 billion for a water processing plant to treat the water.

Panelists wil discuss the risks and benefits of hydrofracking, the environmental impacts, alternatives to drilling, the current policies and DEC rules concerning this industry in New York State, and what we can do to protect our precious water supply.

Learn more about the issue at Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.

Sign the petition to ban hydraulic fracture drilling in New York State.

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