Just released from NYSAFE network. Urgent Action Needed by YOU!
Friday, March 9, 2012 6:01 AM
CALL SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER & NY ASSEMBLY
URGE YOU, AND YOUR GRASSROOTS MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS, TO CALL NEW YORK
STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER AND YOUR ASSEMBLY REPS TODAY.
HERE IS WHY:
impacts on human health have accompanied fracking wherever it has been
done. Despite that, the permit conditions proposed by the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to “govern” fracking
makes very little mention of the health impacts of fracking.
with our friends at Catskill Mountainkeeper, United for Action, Sierra
Club Atlantic Chapter, Frack Action and so many others, I'm asking you
to get your organizations and its members to demand that the legislature
require that an independent comprehensive Health Impact Assessment
(HIA) be done prior to any shale gas drilling.
In October 2011, 250 physicians and medical professionals wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo
calling for a comprehensive public health impact assessment. This
letter was sent because the concerns outlined in a previous letter sent
to the Department of Health and the Governor were clearly ignored in the
draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) .
is essential that New Yorkers know what the “true” costs of
unconventional gas drilling are to their health! Without a question, the
risk to the human and animal health in New York State justifies that
such a health Impact assessment be done.
past Tuesday our allies in the Assembly worked to have this attached to
the budget as a resolution. Now the industry is pushing hard to have it
Cuomo Administration keeps calling for science not emotion. This is the
science that Governor Cuomo and his administration has been asking for.
Call Speaker Sheldon Silver today!
him, and ask him to continue the fight to keep a Health Impact
Assessment in the Budget. It is very important that he hears from you
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Contact Information:
Call your Assembly Person as well. Thank them for including this
important allocation and ask them to keep the pressure on to make sure
that the heath of New Yorkers is put above the interests of profit