New York DEC Proposes New Safety Measures, Mitigation Strategies to Govern Potential Marcellus Shale Drilling
NY STATE RULES PUT WATERSHED AT RISK
New York Times …
Manhatten Boro President said – “these are half-baked measures that put the watershed at risk.”
“We need to have a zero-risk policy,” said
NRDC’s Kate Sinding.
Meanwhile, here in the Barnett Shale, we still have the most favorable rules for industry that translate to horrible consequences for residents.
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sharon–love your blog and your efforts to inform.
but please, consider re-wording that headline–there are no safety measures proposed for drilling the marcellus shale. the NYS SGEIS simply puts forth the argument that since there is no sound argument against drilling, the state of new york will not prohibit it anywhere. the release that accompanies the study refers foremost to significant "economic benefits", and alludes to a history of conflict-free drilling in the state, which is complete horse pucky.
we're headed to certain disaster unless we can get it completely banned. gov. rendell in PA has already sold his state out, and the many accidents there have finally provided cabot energy with a stop order…but it's not enough.
new yorkers need to get mad: nyh2o.org
How's that? =)
Good luck with your efforts to get a ban, but please know that we are ALL energy consumers. If you get a ban, that only means that someone will have to make a huge sacrifice to provide your state with energy. Texas has been sending you energy for quite a while and it sucks for us. So, please think of that every time you do anything that involves energy, which is just about everything.