Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” has fast become the highly toxic method of choice for accessing reserves of methane previously inaccessible due to technological limitations.
Geological experts claim that shale beds in New York, particularly the Utica and Marcellus Shale, contain significant amounts of natural gas. Numerous energy and gas drilling companies are now vying with one another to tap these deposits using a method known as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). The recent release of the fatally flawed draft supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on horizontal drilling and hydrofracking by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now bringing this issue to the forefront.
If global corporations are allowed to turn our state into a sacrifice zone, reap massive short-term profits, and significantly add to greenhouse gas emissions, the true costs of drilling in terms of environmental impacts, quality of life, and long-term cleanup costs would be passed on to state residents.
Due to the inherent danger of un-natural gas drilling and the potentially massive impact on our local rural communities, we are calling on Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to support a complete ban on drilling in low permeable stone deposits in New York State.
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