December 17, 2012

Ithaca NY Dec 17

Public Meeting on Responding to Proposed New Fracking Regulations  
 "Responding to New Fracking Regulations", Monday, December 17, at the Unitarian Church of Ithaca Sponsored by the Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG),
 Dr. Tony Ingraffea of Cornell University, Helen Slottje of the Community Environmental Defense Council, and Dr. Sandra Steingraber of Ithaca College. Martha Robertson, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, will moderate.
In late November, the DEC issued new proposed regulations for shale gas drilling in New York, with a 30-day public comment period. The start date for comments was December 12, and the deadline is 5:00 pm on January 11, 2013. The new regulations can be found at the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/77353.html.
“It is very important that the public speak up about these proposed drilling regulations. Last fall there were some 66,000 public comments on the dSGEIS - the environmental review - but only 650 comments on the regulations. This is our chance to focus on the regulations, and we hope many people will write to the DEC,” says Robertson.

Post Script: The event was very informative - exciting news from Helen Slottje!
Video of meeting is available online: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/27829642


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