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.
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: