Everything You Need to Know About Fracking New York State…
by Geoff Kelly - posted 10:27 am, August 26, 2011
…is available on this impressive wiki site hosted by Sourcewatch, a publication of the Center for Media and Democracy that aims to provide vital information for citizens and journalists (and citizen journalists) about issues of critical importance.
The creators of this site have aggregated studies and expert testimony that identify the flaws in the supplemental generic environmental impact study, or SGEIS, in which the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation outlines its program for regulating deep well horizontal hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale.
The public comment period on that SGEIS has not yet commenced, but there is a movement afoot to demand that DEC extend that period (which was supposed to begin in August) from the customary 60 days to 180 days, given the concerns and controversy that attend the practice of fracking.
This page is a veritable warehouse of information about any number of subjects of concern: impacts on water and air quality, truck traffic, funding for enforcement of regulations, water withdrawal, waste disposal, etc.
Have a look. The concerned citizen will find plenty to say here, once the comment period begins. And, if you have information to add, it’s a wiki: Your contributions are welcome.