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More Personalized Communications Sent to Fracking Panel Members Requesting Halt to Secret DOH Review and Requiring Comprehensive Shale Fracking Public Health Impact Study

You can view and sign the letter to Members of the Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel at:

My name is Wayne W. I write today because my wife and I fear the Dr. Shah DOH Fracking review is little more than a sham to make the public think that health impacts are being meaningfully addressed.

Walter Hang's Comments on DEC's Draft HVHF Regulations

January 11, 2013

Attn: Draft HVHF Regulations Comments
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-6510


I write to submit comments regarding the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Revised Rulemaking Proposal for High-Volume Hydro-Fracturing (HVHF). With all respect, this draft proposal is ill-considered, riddled with technical flaws and extraordinarily poorly drafted. It also fails to address hundreds of gas and oil extraction hazards documented by DEC’s own data. Given its lack of integrity, I respectfully request that DEC’s draft proposal be rejected as a whole.

1/11/12 EPA Comments on rdSGEIS

Link to EPA web site with relevant documents:

On January 11, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its comments on New York State's revised draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement and the proposed state regulations and general permit for storm water discharges related to high volume hydraulic fracturing.

The EPA R2 Comments Revised dSGEIS Enclosure and EPA R2 Revised dSGEIS Comments cover letter are attached below.

Walter Hang's 11/17/11 Marcellus Shale Revised Draft SGEIS Testimony Binghamton, NY

I reviewed the RD SGEIS and determined that it is a deliberately misleading, factually incorrect, incomplete and inadequate proposal for safeguarding New York’s environment and public health. For the detailed reasons documented herein, I request that Governor Cuomo immediately require DEC to withdraw the proposal in order to resolve its fundamental shortcomings. I am joined by nearly 4,000 signatories to a coalition letter making that request. Until that requirement is fully achieved, the de facto moratorium on horizontal hydrofracturing in New York’s Marcellus Shale must be continued.

EPA Detailed Comments on dSGEIS to DEC (Dec.2009)

See Attached PDF for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservatoin (DEC) during the public comment period closing 12/31/09.

dSGEIS Comments

December 31, 2009

Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation
Division of Mineral Resources
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Third Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500

Re: dSGEIS Comments


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