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More than 1,000 signatories in less than one day / POUR IT ON!!!


In less than one day, the NEW coalition letter urging Governor Paterson to withdraw the draft SGEIS before he leaves office has already gained more than 1,000 signatories. That is totally stupendous. Thank you so much for your help.

Read and sign the NEW letter here:

POUR IT ON!!! We have to deliver the letter before the Governor acts on the six-month moratorium bill so he cannot take the easy way out on Marcellus Shale hydrofracking.

Pull out all the stops. Every signatory counts. We need farmers, wineries, business owners, civic organizations, landowner coalitions, groups, heavy hitters, elected officials and citizens.

We have 29 DAYS to crank up the heat on Paterson to kill the draft SEGIS. That is a political eternity.

Call and email the key players listed below. I have provided talking points.

Thank you for your help.

Best wishes,


Call, email and pester the powers that be. Don't Stop Till You Drop:

You want Governor Paterson to withdraw DEC's draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Marcellus Shale Horizontal Hydrofracking.

1. The draft SGEIS has received withering criticism from elected officials, businesses, environmental groups, farmers, academic researchers and more than 10,000 citizens.

2. The draft SGEIS is based on existing gas drilling regulations that are totally inadequate. Those regs failed to prevent or require the clean up of hundreds of fires, explosions, polluted water wells and massive wastewater spills associated with natural gas activities in New York State.

3. DEC lacks sufficient staff to regulate shale gas drilling. According to an internal DEC memo,

“DEC is in the weakest position that it has been in since it was created 40 years ago... Many of our programs are hanging by a thread. The public would be shocked to learn how thin we are in many areas.

“There is less oversight of mine safety and oil and gas drilling and efforts to plug leaking abandoned wells have been cut."

4. Finally, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency specified a wide range of major shortcomings in the draft SGEIS. It must enforce the grave concerns expressed in its 12/30/09 letter to DEC.