Thursday, October 22, 2009

DEC & DEP Holding Hearings on Marcellus Shale

AAEA opposes drilling in the New York City watershed to produce natural gas from the underground Marcellus Shale layer. AAEA believes this activity could threaen New York City's drinking water supply and it simply is not worth the risk.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is currently drafting regulations to govern natural gas drilling in New York.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has scheduled four public hearings on the draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement (DSGEIS) for gas drilling in New York.

- Wednesday, Oct. 28, Sullivan County Community College, E Building, Seelig Theater, 112 College Rd., Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759.

- Tuesday, Nov. 10, Stuyvesant High School, High School Auditorium, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282.

- Thursday, Nov. 12, Chenango Valley High School, High School Auditorium, 221 Chenango Bridge Rd., Chenango Bridge, NY 13901.
- Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Corning East High School Auditorium, 201 Cantigny St., Corning. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The NYC Council’s Environmental Protection Committee will be holding a hearing on gas drilling at 10 am Friday, October 23rd in the Committee Room at City Hall. The Council is considering a resolution calling for a ban on drilling within the NYC Watershed and other important environmental areas.

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