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Coalition Letter Which Requests That You Withdraw the Marcellus Shale Revised Draft SGEIS Now Has More Than 20,900 Signatories

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

Dear Governor Cuomo:

I have the honor of informing you that there are now more than 20,900 signatories to the coalition letter which requests that you immediately withdraw your Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Marcellus Shale Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (RD SGEIS) because it fundamentally fails to fulfill the requirements of Executive Order No. 41 and cannot assure that horizontal hydrofracturing will be done "safely" in New York's tight shale formations.

Please note that the signatories are now presented in categories for your ease of review, including: Government Officials; Physicians, Scientists and Health Professionals; Environmental, Civic and Public Interest Organizations; Wineries, Tourism and Other Businesses; Farmers and Agricultural Organizations and Citizens.

The signatories include more than 200 official endorsements and more than 1,000 referenced supporting organizations. More signatories are being added each day. I will keep you apprised.


Given the potential irreparable harm that shale gas extraction could wreak on New York's environment and public health, you are requested to maintain the de facto moratorium on Marcellus Shale horizontal hydrofracturing until there is a consensus among local, state and federal authorities as well as potentially impacted parties that all 17 major shortcomings documented in the Coalition Letter have been fully resolved.

Thank you for your consideration.

Very truly yours,

Walter Hang