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Take Action on this issue now:

Gov. Cuomo is pushing through fracking — at the expense of renewables and the state and future generations. Please comment. LETTERS ARE DUE JANUARY 11, 2013!
We’re only beginning to get through the regulations to make comments but here is a beginning.Please go to our Atlantic Chapter website    www.newyork.sierraclub.org
AND – read through the information found on the cover page under
“30 Days to Save NY from Fracking”.
Letters/Comments may be sent several different ways:

  1. By  e-mail through the Sierra site at the “30 Days to Save Fracking ” spot with the TAKE ACTION button
  2. OR By regular mail to the Department of Environmental Conservation:
    Attn: Draft HVHF (High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing) Regulations Comments
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-6510
  3. OR You can submit comments on the web at the New York State High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Comments page of Department Environmental Conservation’s website    http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/76838.html

Hydrofracking Comments to Dept. of Environmental Conservation DUE JANUARY 11, 2012

If you’re concerned about the potential serious life and health effects of hydrofracking and horizontal drilling for natural gas, then it is critical to contact the DEC concerning their proposed Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS). We’ve launched a new site Stop Drilling Go Clean to direct you to information on Hydrofracking and how to make direct comments to the DEC. Public comments will be accepted through the close of business on January 11, 2012 by one of only two methods:

1.) Electronic submission using a web-based comment form available on the DEC’s website at www.dec.ny.gov (the preferred method), or;
2.) Paper submissions mailed or delivered to: Attn: DSGEIS Comments, Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-6510. Please include your name, address, and affiliation (if any).

Governor Cuomo may eventually be the deciding factor on whether the industrial practice will be allowed. Please send copies of your comments to Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State, NYS Capitol Building, Albany, NY 14224.

To make an immediate online comment go to the Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter website at www.newyork.sierraclub.org and go the section on gas drilling. The site contains many suggestions for drafting your letter, including an excellent link to the “top flaws” in the proposed regulations at http://tinyurl.com/2011SGEISFlaws.

Also click here for an additional four-page review of problems with the draft SGEIS.