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Governor Cuomo Updated Regarding More Than 20,900 Signatories to the Withdraw RD SGEIS Coalition Letter


FYI, I updated Governor Cuomo yesterday regarding the more than 20,900 signatories to the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter. Please note the last paragraph of the letter below. If that proposal can be implemented, there would be no horizontal hydrofracturing in New York's tight shale for a very long time to come.

Momentum is building for the Albany State of the State rally on 1-4-12. WE NEED TO GET THERE IN FORCE AND DWARF THE OPPOSITION. Contact Elaine Perkus at NYRAD regarding a bus leaving from Binghamton and Ithaca:

I wish to thank everyone who has helped with this incredible, grueling, hard-fought effort these last two years. It is hard to believe how far we have all come.

Stay Strong. Keep Pushing. Work Together. Big Finish.

Every day is a political eternity. Call, email, stay on message. See the Governor's contact info below.

Please find more signatories, notably local officials, farmers and businesses. Signatories from other states and nations are warmly accepted.

Happy New Year. Onward and upward,



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

Link to this letter: