That's how many comments NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received so far on its Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Marcellus and other shales. Keep the tallyman counting, though because the deadline for comments is another three days away - January 11. And there's plenty more comments to come. In fact, the Tioga County Landowners Group is holding a rally in Candor on Tuesday morning to talk about jobs and drilling - and according to Nick Schoonover, that group and affiliated groups have collected another 10,000 comments that they'll be delivering to DEC on Wednesday.
They're not the only ones. Pro-drinking water activists and others are holding comment-writing parties to encourage citizens to participate in the process.