NY Watershed/Drilling Update

In response to public pressure:
  • The comment period, which began Sept. 30 with the release of the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), now extends through Dec. 31, 2009. You can submit comments through the online submission system or via email to dmnsgeis@gw.dec.state.ny.us

  • The second public hearing on the environmental review, which will be held Tuesday, November 10 at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St. in Manhattan. Doors for the hearing will now open at 5:30 p.m. for individual questions and speaker sign-up and the hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Please add to the over 1400 signatures on the petition created by an alliance of New York state-based environmental, political and citizens groups to ban gas drilling in NYS.

For more background, see our previous posts on this topic and/or Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.