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Coalition Letter To Governor Cuomo Requests Termination of DEC Shale Gas Rulemaking Proposal as well as a Restart of SGEIS Proceeding

November 28, 2012

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

Dear Governor Cuomo:

We, the undersigned, write to request that you require your Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to: a) terminate its shale gas rulemaking effort by not submitting any request for a 90-day extension and b) restart its Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) proceeding to allow public participation in formulating your Department of Health’s (DOH) proposed “health impact analysis” review.

DOH’s review is critically important because DEC has said that no Final SGEIS will be adopted until the review is completed. It is essential that DOH’s review be comprehensive, open, transparent and involve full public participation.

Public Comment for DOH Review Essential

To date, your administration has not published a single word about the proposed DOH review. As a result, the public has no idea about the scope of the review or how it would be conducted.

We believe the best way to address this unacceptable shortcoming is to reopen the SGEIS proceeding to allow public comment about how DEC and DOH should undertake the review. After both agencies have reviewed those comments, a final review proposal can be adopted.

Terminate Shale Gas Rulemaking Proceeding

You stated publicly that DEC's proposed rulemaking proceeding will not meet its 11/29/12 deadline. It has been reported that a revised rulemaking proposal is about to be initiated by DEC as part of a 90-day extension of that proceeding.

It would be entirely inappropriate to continue DEC's shale gas rulemaking proposal while the DOH health impact analysis review is incomplete. To do so would call into question the integrity of DOH’s review as well as DEC’s rulemaking proceeding.

Good Science Imperative to DOH Review

It is imperative for all the physicians, scientists, academic researchers, elected officials, citizens and other interested parties who have expressed grave concerns about the SGEIS's inadequate health impact analysis to be allowed to comment publicly on how the DOH review must be conducted in order to be based on “good science.”

DOH Review Must Investigate Documented Gas Extraction Problems

DOH’s review of the SGEIS’ “health impact analysis” will help determine whether shale gas fracking will be permitted in New York. Given the importance of that decision, we believe the review must investigate drinking water contamination, gas drilling wastewater dumping, unplugged gas wells and other public health hazards documented by DEC's own records as well as by local health departments in the areas of New York where gas drilling has been prevalent.


In conclusion, we believe that New York’s existing shale gas fracking moratorium must be maintained until all public health and environmental concerns associated with the proposed practice have been fully resolved.

In order to achieve that goal, we request that you require DEC to terminate its shale gas rulemaking effort and restart the SGEIS proceeding to allow public participation in formulating the proposed “health impact analysis” review.

We trust that you will find our request self-explanatory, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our concerns.

Thank you for your consideration.

We look forward to receiving your timely reply.

Very truly yours,

Total Signatory Count: 2972

Bill Ferullo
4834 Leraysville Rd.
Warren Center , PA.
david hirsch
327 tupper rd
spencer, NY
Eric Emerick
1851 Hwy. A1A, Suite 4402
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Daniel man
65 Fir Tree Point Road
Rock Stream, New York
Michael Benard
Commentator, Energy Industry & Property Rights
7785 Modock Road
Victor, New York 14564
Laurie Roe MS
108 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY
Kimberly Merenz
PO Box 135
Richmondville, NY
Waldo Babcock
7284 Waldo Rd
Prattsburgh, NY
Mary Whiting Mrs.
Retired teacher
5041 CR 14
Odessa, New York
Niskayuna, New York
James Karpinski
116 Lake Ave
Ithaca, NY New York
E Gail Walder
4633 Chestnut Road
Newfane, New York
Phil Koons
1107 North Tioga St.
Ithaca, NY
Patrick Knapp
8274 Kellogg St.
Clinton, NY
Kathleen Bell
123 Evergreen Dr
Painted Post, NY
Terezka Korinek
378 Thomas Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Tonia Simon
1337 State Hway 7
Afton, NY
Nancy Garver
106 Sheridan Park
Geneva, NY
Catherine Rossoter
124 Southwood dr
Vestal, New York
John Tavares
2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
Eugenia Leftwich
698 West End Avenue, 8E
New York, NY
Steve Anagnostos
378 Thomas Rd.
Ithaca, NY
David Kahlbaugh
28 Douglas Rd
Delmar, NY
Lynne Thermann
PO Box 193
Claryville, New York
Carolyn Tavares
2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
Elizabeth Handler
505 E. Seneca Tpke.
Syracuse, NY
Christine Exford OTR/L
67 Mead's Mountain Road
Woodstock, NY
Tina Nilsen-Hodges Ms.
117 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
Abbey Tavares
2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
Emily Tavares
2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
Andrew Tavares
2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
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37 Country Club Dr.
Coram, NY
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2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
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73 Main Street
Groton, New York
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6025 Saint felix Ave.
Ridgewood, NY
Cenie Cafarelli MD
192 Greenvale dr.
Rochester, ny
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2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
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2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
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123 East King Road
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107 Cascadilla Street
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53 St John Ave
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355 Elmwood ave
East aurora, New York
Jean Withrow Esq.
713 Beers Brook Road
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8387 Knight ST
Interlaken, NY
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80 mallory Rd
chemung, NY
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727 Cliff Street
Ithaca, New York
Paul Schneider
2656 York Road West
York, New York
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394 Davis rd Cortland Ny
Cortland, Ny
Katie Rehner
6115 mount rd
Trumansburg, NY
Catherine Emilian ASID, LEED AP ID+C
536 Elm St. Ext.
Ithaca, NY-New York
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2 Dove Drive
Ithaca, NY
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9 Maple Avenue
Cherry Valley, NY
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280 Speed Hill Road
Brooktondale, New York
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20 Crosby Road
North Salem, New York
Terry Mingle
17 Isabel Drive
Cortland, NY
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8450 Gallagher Rd
Hammondsport, NY
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Box 301
Centerport, New York
Scott Teel
710 N. Cayuga St., Apt. 3
Ithaca, NY
398 State Route 69 (Amboy)
Williamstown, NY
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Cooperstown, NY
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77 Woodward Rd
East Nassau, NY
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5325 Barber Road
Avon, NY
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5886 Allen-Padgham Road
Farmington, New York
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2422 Danby Rd.
Willseyville, NY
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110 Pine Ridge Road
cooperstown, ny
Carolyn Clark Pierson
5262 County Highway 14
Treadwell, NY
Kevin Furr
200 Creekridge
Albemarle, NC
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2 Main St.
Delhi, NY
Pat Roberts
134 Powderhouse Road
Vestal, NY
Larry Beebe
2422 Danby Rd.
Willseyville, NY
Gerrit Crouse PhD
38 4th Avenue
Nyack, NY
Eileen Kline
609 Monroe Road
Delhi, NY
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2334 Kamm Rd.
Marietta, NY
Margo Alexander
5585 Searsburg Rd
Trumansburg, NY
Sheila Sweeney
186 Elm St.
Cobleskill, NY
Gail Flanery PhD
1137 Hedgewood lane
Niskayuna, NY
beverly west
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ithaca, ny
Martha K Brewster
376 Shaffer Road
Newfield, New York
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4117 David Rd.
Painted Post, New York
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377 South Road
West Winfield, New York
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Brooklyn, NY
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100 Travor Rd
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Keuka Park , NY
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Endwell, New York
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New York, NY
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7835 266TH ST
Floral Park, New York
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Member of Exec Committee
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Andover, , NY 14806
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Wayland, New York 14572
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