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WAHOO! Way to go New York.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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Westchester Neighbor says
Don Young says
This new brings me joy for NY and it makes me angry at Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and the process he set in place that allowed drilling to spread throughout my hometown. The language of the NY Bill is eerily similar to what I and others told FW officials in 2005. They knew drilling/fracking would harm public health and the environment yet they acted to allow it in all zoning classes. This quote from the NY State Assembly Bill illustrates the huge difference in NY and TX and why Moncrief and others committed a Sin of Omission:
"Gas drilling carries with it risks of accidents, including blow-outs and hazards related to gas seeping from wells. There are also potential effects on the communities in which shale gas production is
located, including traffic, noise, and an influx of transient workers. Air quality, road creation, and habitat destruction all need to be taken into account, but by far the biggest concern is water safety. The large withdrawals of water required for hydrofracking could disrupt surface and ground water ecosystems, and improper Management
of drilling and hydrofracking chemicals, drilling waste, and wastewater could pollute surface water and/or groundwater."
Moncrief aided and abetted says
mayor gasbag has crude oil running through his circular system, which explains his lack of "heart" and his constantly spewing gas whenever he opens his crooked mouth.