Friday, October 30, 2009

First DEC hearing draws ire

Between now and Thanksgiving the NY Department of Environmental Conservation is hold four - count 'em: 1, 2, 3, 4 - public hearings to collect comments on the 809-page draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, aka the dSGEIS. This document is focused only on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing used to extract natural gas from Marcellus shale (and other shale deposits).

They held their first hearing at Sullivan County Community College on Wednesday night, October 28. According to Liz Bucar, who blogs at Breathing is Political the vast majority of the standing-room-only crowd was opposed to drilling in New York State. She gives way more local color than the ProPublica gal; have fun reading.

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