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Thanks for your help/Coalition letter Requesting Governor Paterson to Withdraw draft SGEIS Before He Leaves Office


I am very pleased to let you know that the coalition letter requesting Governor Paterson to withdraw the draft SGEIS before leaving office has garnered more than 2,400 signatories. It was sent to the Governor earlier this week. See cover letter below.

A total of 85 groups have endorsed the coalition letter. Signatories are involved with nearly 400 organizations and include elected officials, environmental organizations, civic and good government groups, farmers, business owners, religious leaders, wineries and all manner of concerned citizens.

The effort has received press coverage. See:

Thanks to everyone who has helped. Keep slugging.

Happy Holidays,


Honorable David A. Paterson
Governor, State of New York
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:

I write to provide a coalition letter that requests you to withdraw your Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) draft Marcellus Shale Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (draft SGEIS) before you leave office.