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Guess who joined our fight???/Latest Coalition Letter Goes Nuclear

Please sign a new coalition letter with truly staggering implications for Governor Cuomo's reelection bid: http://toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2014/6/23/coalition-le...

Greetings,

I am immensely pleased to report a wonderful new development that will cause nuclear consternation for the shale fracking powers-that-be.

Withdraw the Outdated Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter News Conference Binghamton, NY (7/7/14)

Statements of Walter Hang (President of Toxics Targeting, Inc.) and the Honorable Matthew T. Ryan (former Mayor of Binghamton)

Statements of Dr. Benjamin Perkus (New York Residents Against Drilling) and Erin Heaton Meyer (Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy)\

Governor Cuomo Withdraw the Outdated Draft SGEIS cover letter

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo:

I have the honor of presenting a coalition letter with more than 1,500 signatories which respectfully requests that you withdraw the Marcellus Shale Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) because it is nearly five years old, lacks any current information whatsoever and would inadequately protect New York from fracking hazards.

WNBF Interview 7/7/2014 with Walter Hang Re: Letter to Gov. Cuomo asking for withdrawal of SGEIS



Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to withdraw a draft environmental impact statement on the process.

Fracking foes: Gov. Cuomo can’t rely on ‘ancient’ data to decide fate of Marcellus Shale in NY



Fracking foes: Gov. Cuomo can’t rely on ‘ancient’ data to decide fate of Marcellus Shale in N.Y.

Ithaca, N.Y. — The report that could help determine the future of Marcellus Shale fracking is hopelessly outdated and should be discarded, an environmental advocacy group said in a statement Monday.

Fracking opponents want environmental review withdrawn




A coalition of groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing in New York held a news conference in Binghamton on Monday to call on the state to withdraw a six-years-in-the-making environmental review.





From the Press & Sun-Bulletin's Steven Howe:

A call for new fracking data for NYS

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An environmental group is calling on New York to start over on the SGEIS, a DEC document outlining permit regulations for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing.

It has yet to be finalized.

Letter Hopes To Restart The SGEIS

Hundreds of people have signed onto a letter asking Governor Cuomo to withdraw the documents originally designed to help establish guidelines for fracking.

Environmentalists: SGEIS Outdated; Urge Cuomo to Withdraw Study


Anti-fracking activists make a new call to Governor Cuomo to withdraw the state's environmental impact statement, or SGEIS, because they say it is outdated.

The activists, including former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, say the 2009 document is inadequate since it doesn't include research conducted since then. They are sending Governor Cuomo a letter calling for him to withdraw the SGEIS.

Anti-Frackers Demand Governor Cuomo Takes New Action




BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- An anti-fracking coalition says a lot has happened in the past five years. With recent studies, government investigations, and new technology and information available, they are demanding the governor keep up with the times. They are asking him to withdraw the current DEC Draft Environmental Impact Statement on hydraulic fracturing.

Landmark Auburn, NY Gas Extraction Wastewater Dumping Ban Victory/Help Ian Urbina Beef Up His Twitter following

Greetings,

I am thrilled to be able to report a landmark victory in Auburn, NY with important nationwide implications for shale fracking. After a bruising three-year battle, a local citizen campaign strongly assisted by our efforts succeeded in preserving an unprecedented ban on gas extraction wastewater dumping at their local municipal treatment plant.

Report: Auburn’s treatment plant is unable to accept gas drilling wastewater

AUBURN, N.Y. -- Some are calling a report about gas drilling wastewater a step in the right direction for the city of Auburn. The report concludes the city's treatment plant is unable to accept gas drilling wastewater.

Report: Auburn's sewage treatment plant cannot accept gas drilling wastewater


Auburn City Councilor Terry Cuddy answers questions during a press conference on Thursday
concerning gas drilling wastewater with Walter Hang, left, president of Ithaca firm Toxics Targeting.

AUBURN | A report from an engineering firm has concluded that the city of Auburn's sewage treatment plant cannot accept wastewater produced by natural gas drilling.

Fracking issues raised by Auburn wastewater report

AUBURN, N.Y. -- An engineering firm hired by Auburn to clear the way for the city to accept wastewater from gas drilling has concluded the city's wastewater treatment plant can't handle it.

The firm's study could have broad implications in New York's debate about hydrofracking.

The report, by the engineering firm GHD, Inc., in Cazenovia, said that because of the high levels of chlorides (a constituent of salt) in gas drilling wastewater, the Auburn wastewater treatment plant "has no additional capacity to accept vertical natural gas well wastewater."

4-22-14 Letter to Governor Cuomo Requesting Immediate Action Due to Auburn Headworks Analysis of Natural Gas Drilling Wastewater Hazards

April 22, 2014

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
New York State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Greetings:

I write respectfully to request that you take immediate action to safeguard New York’s environment from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) inadequate regulation of natural gas drilling wastewater dumping hazards. This highly polluted wastewater contains a wide range of metals, organic chemicals and radionuclides that are toxic and persistent.

The Maybe State


Anti-Fracking Protesters in Albany

They’ve become a fixture at the governor’s public appearances: Dozens, hundreds, sometimes more than a thousand activists bearing signs that read “No Fracking Way” and “Don’t Frack With Our Future.” Some have beards and bang on drums, some wear business attire. Sometimes they’re joined by Mark Ruffalo, who played the Incredible Hulk in the Avengers movie. And sometimes Pete Seeger turns up to sing “This Land is Your Land.”

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