Governor Cuomo refuses to require public participation for the DOH Review of the "health impact analysis" conducted by DEC. As a result, DEC remains on-track to make a final decision whether to permit Marcellus Shale gas fracking in New York by 2/27/13.
It is imperative that a DOH Review conducted completely in secret without any public input must not be used to support adoption of a Final SGEIS or DEC's shale gas Revised Rulemaking proposal. The DOH Review must be put on-hold until all its shortcomings have been resolved.
1. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton is circulating a colleague sign-on letter to Assembly and State Senate representatives which makes that critical request.
Assembly Members: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
State Senators: http://www.nysenate.gov/senators
2. A total of 125 government officials have signed a coalition letter requiring public participation for the DOH Review: http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/gov-coalition-letter...
3. Three key Assembly Leaders (Sweeney, Gottfried and Lavine) wrote to Commissioner Martens and Shah about this travesty: http://toxicstargeting.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/Assembly-Fracking-jo...
POUR IT ON. GET LEGISLATIVE SIGNATORIES OR WE COULD BE COOKED.
Please thank all the local government officials who signed the coalition letter and are helping in this matter.
Please thank Assembly members Lifton, Sweeney, Gottfried and Lavine and Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan for their courageous leadership: