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URGENT ACTION ALERT: Public Participation Battle for DOH Review Gets HUGE Boost/Signatories Needed for Assemblywoman Lifton's Legislator Sign-On Letter

Greetings,

All HANDS ON DECK. YOUR URGENT HELP IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW!!!

A truly impressive coalition of New York government officials is fighting tooth and nail to require public participation for the State Health Department's secret Review of DEC's Marcellus Shale "health impact analysis."

The future of Marcellus Shale gas extraction in New York could depend on the outcome of this battle.

First, a total of 118 government officials sent a coalition letter to Governor Cuomo which states:

"Until you have fulfilled our public participation requests, we ask that you:

a) Put on hold DOH’s “health impact analysis” Review/Assessment and

b) Make sure that DEC adopts neither a Final SGEIS nor a shale gas Revised Rulemaking proposal.

See: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/gov-coalition-letter...

Second, the Chairs of the Assembly Environmental Conservation (R. Sweeney) and Health (R. Gottfried) Committees as well as the Administrative Regulation Review Commission (C. Lavine) just sent an extremely important letter to Commissioners Martens and Shah about the DOH Review. The letter states:

104 Mayors, Town Supervisors, County Legislators and Town/City Council Reps Sign Coalition Letter Requiring Public Participation for the DOH Review

Greetings,

I am thrilled to let you know that a total of 104 New York State government officials, including 22 Mayors and Town Supervisors, are now signatories to the coalition letter which requests that Governor Cuomo immediately require public notice, public comment and a public hearing for his Department of Health's Review of DEC's "health impact analysis" of shale gas extraction.

Many of those signatories represent communities throughout New York's Marcellus Shale formation.  This respectfully submitted request will be extremely difficult to ignore. 

Thank You All So Much

I wish to thank each and every signatory for their leadership and courage.  I also want to acknowledge all the activists who worked so hard to build grassroots support for this coalition effort. 

See: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/gov-coalition-letter...

77 Government Officials Sign Coalition Letter Requiring Public Participation for the DOH Review/Assessment/Secret Health Impact Document Leaked

Greetings,

I want to thank each of the 77 Mayors, Town Supervisors, City and Town Council Representatives and so many other government officials who signed the coalition letter requiring Public Notice, Public Comment and a Public Hearing for DOH's Review of New York's shale gas "health impact analysis. Your leadership is truly appreciated.

The list of signatories is impressive. You can review and sign the letter (government officials only) by clicking here: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/gov-coalition-letter...

This coalition letter is more important than ever because it is now abundantly clear that the DOH Review is shockingly inadequate and must be started over.

Cuomo Administration Health Impact Assessment Document Leaked

A secret Cuomo Administration Health Impact Assessment document was leaked to the press and received extensive coverage today. See: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/news/2013-01-03/gas-drilling-called-safe-...

Government Officials Coalition Letter Re: DOH Review/Assessment Sent to Governor Cuomo

Busy Government Officials, please sign this critically important coalition letter requiring public participation for the DOH Review/Assessment of DEC's "health impact analysis:" http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/gov-coalition-letter...

Greetings,

Government Officials Please Sign a Coalition Letter Requiring Public Participation for the DOH Review/Assessment

Busy Government Officials, please sign this critically important coalition letter requiring public participation for the DOH Review/Assessment of DEC's "health impact analysis:" http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/gov-coalition-letter...

Greetings,

First and foremost, I hope that you are enjoying your holidays very much and counting your blessings.  We have all come much farther than anyone would have thought possible four years ago.  We have an enormous amount to be grateful for. 

Fracking Moratorium Still Holding/Pushing HARD for DOH Review Public Participation

Too busy for words? Use this Quick Action Guide: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/alerts/2012/12/20/take-action

Happy Holiday Greetings To One and All!!!

First and foremost, I want to underscore once again that not a single shale gas well has ever been fracked in New York. Despite four and a half years of overwhelming pressure from the biggest corporations on the planet, that citizen achievement stands in stark contrast to the rest of our nation's long, regrettable history of extraction mining pollution.

Immediate Action Alert

TAKE URGENT ACTION TODAY.

The New York State Department of Health is undertaking a woefully inadequate Review of DEC's "health impact analysis" in the Revised Draft SGEIS (Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement).

The DOH Review is being conducted in total secrecy without any public participation. See press: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale

Oppose extraordinarily weak proposed DOH Review plan/Urgent help needed

Greetings,

We are pushing full force to require full public participation in the Department of Health's ludicrously inadequate Review of DEC's "health impact analysis."

We got more press yesterday: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcelusShale/news/2012-12-12/public-comm...

I am grateful for the dozens of communications that have been sent to members of the Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel. These moving and nicely drafted letters are evidently having an incredible impact in the faces of misleading "canned" responses.

Fracking Advisory Panel Letter/Keep Pushing/One less day to prevent fracking in NYS

Greetings,

Please accept my gratitude for the incredible response to yesterday's alert.  We are one day closer to Governor Cuomo's potential deadline of 2/27/13 for making a decision to permit shale gas fracking in New York, but we made important progress today.  I implore you to keep pushing hard.

Emergency Action Alert: NYS' fracking fate could be decided in the next 79 days

See formatted alert:

Too busy to read about what is going on? Click this Immediate Action Alert: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/alerts/2012/12/10/immediat...

Greetings,

It has been a truly tumultuous ten days. Thanks for all your help. I write today because the chips are down. We are all in. It is do or die.

The Cuomo administration announced that it hopes to decide whether to permit shale gas fracking in New York by 2/27/13. That is only 79 days away.

In order to meet that deadline, the Cuomo Administration faces an extraordinarily tough PROCEDURAL challenge. It would likely have to:

a) complete its DOH Review of the "health impact analysis" in DEC’s Revised Draft SGEIS;
b) adopt a Final SGEIS; and
c) finish DEC's Revised Rulemaking proceeding.

The weakest link in this plan is the completion of the DOH Review. That Review is being undertaken in total secrecy with no public participation. It is imperative that it be delayed, scrapped or sent back to the drawing board for extended comment.

Immediate Action Alert

TAKE URGENT ACTION TODAY.

The New York State Department of Health is undertaking a woefully inadequate Review of DEC's "health impact analysis" in the Revised Draft SGEIS (Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement).

The DOH Review is being conducted in total secrecy without any public participation. See press: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale

If the DOH Review is completed, a Final SGEIS and DEC's Revised shale gas Rulemaking proposal could both be adopted by 2/27/13. DEC has stated that it hopes to complete all three undertakings by that rulemaking deadline.

HELP MAKE SURE THAT THE DOH REVIEW IS DELAYED, SCRAPPED OR SENT BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR EXTENDED COMMENTS.

I. Please use this simple self-explanatory letter to require DEC Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel members (starting with Sinding, Goldstein, RFK, Jr. and Rob Moore) to rectify the total lack of public participation in the DOH Review proceeding.

See formatted version of the letter below: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/node/37327

Cuomo to visit Binghamton Wednesday AM/Please Show up at the Binghamton Airport 9:00 AM/SW corner of the parking lot

Greetings:

I write you this evening with a profound sense of purpose.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who has inexplicably refused every reasonable request to address in a meaningful way the public health and environmental consequences of Marcellus Shale gas fracking in New York, will be at the Binghamton Airport at 9:30 AM tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 12/5/12).

New Coalition Letter Gains 1,400+ Signatories/Revised Shale Gas Rulemaking Proposal Posted/More Press Coverage

Greetings,

Thanks for all of your incredible help in the last 24 hours. A lot has changed. I write to bring you up-to-date.

The NEW COALITION LETTER which requests that Governor Cuomo terminate DEC's revised shale gas rulemaking proceeding and restart the SGEIS already has gained more than 1,400 signatories. That is excellent. We have never gained so many signatories so quickly. PUSH, PUSH, PUSH. Beat the bushes for signatories.

Sign the letter by clicking this link: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2012/11/28/cuomo

New Coalition Letter Requests That Governor Cuomo Terminate Shale Gas Rulemaking/Restart SGEIS

Greetings:

All hands on deck!!!

If you are super busy, read no further and just sign this NEW COALITION LETTER: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2012/11/28/cuomo

Today is the deadline for completing DEC's shale gas regulatory rulemaking proceeding. DEC has reportedly filed a Notice of Revised Rulemaking for a 90-day extension, but has not yet released its revised regulatory proposal.

Happy Thanksgiving/Clearing up Confusion about the DOH Health Impact Analysis Review

Greetings,

Isn't it heartening to celebrate yet another Thanksgiving without shale gas fracking in New York State. I am enthralled. Thank you for all your assistance.

It now appears that the shale gas fracking moratorium will continue for at least a little while longer as Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Shah and three outside experts conduct a "review" of the public health impact analysis in DEC's Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS).

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