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Please Do Not Finalize Your Proposed DOH Review of DEC's Marcellus Shale "health impact analysis" Until Public Participation Requests Are Fulfilled

December 17, 2013

Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH
New York State Health Commissioner
Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
Chair, Environmental Health Sciences Department
Box 951772
56-070B CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

John Adgate, Ph.D., MSPH
Chair, Occupational and Environmental Health
Colorado School of Public Health
13001 E. 17th Place, B119
Building 500, E3317A
Aurora, CO 80045

Lynn Goldman, MD, MS, MPH
Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services
2175 K. Street, NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037

Greetings:

Extensive press coverage about inadequate DOH review of DEC "health impact analysis"

Greetings:

I write to bring to your attention extensive local, state and national press coverage of the total lack of public participation as well as the inadequate scope of the Department of Health's Review of the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) "health impact analysis" in the Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS).

See links below.

Cuomo Letter Requests DOH Review to require public participation and investigation of extensive information not included in the Revised Draft SGEIS

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

Greetings:

I understand that your Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner, Dr. Nirav R. Shah, and three outside experts are conducting a “Review” of the “health impact analysis” in your Department of Environmental Conservation’s Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS). I write today regarding that Review.

Withdraw Revised Draft SGEIS in Order to Eliminate Unplugged and Abandoned Gas and Oil Well Hazards

Dear Governor Cuomo:

I write to reiterate a coalition letter request that you immediately withdraw your Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) in order to restart the permit guideline proceeding by allowing public comment on how best to resolve its numerous unacceptable shortcomings.

Withdraw Revised Draft SGEIS in Order to Resolve Inadequate Public Health Assessment Concerns

Dear Governor Cuomo:

Your Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that it would likely restart the process of adopting high-volume hydraulic fracturing regulations because an 11/29/12 deadline would be missed as New York Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah reviews health data compiled for the Marcellus Shale Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS). Restarting the rulemaking proceeding would require a new public comment period for DEC's proposed regulations.

9/26/12 Letter to Governor Cuomo Documenting Decades of Division of Mineral Resources Enforcement Problems

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

Dear Governor Cuomo:

As you know, Marcellus Shale gas fracturing is not permitted in New York pending adoption of a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS). That proceeding is based on your Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) fundamental assertion that existing gas and oil extraction safeguards are fully adequate to protect public health and our environment.

Municipalities and Counties Where Citizens Have Submitted Written Requests that Local Authorities Adopt No Resolutions or Public Policies Supporting Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction

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

Greetings:

The New York Times reported on 6/13/12 that: "Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration was pursuing a plan to limit fracking to portions of several struggling upstate New York counties along the border with Pennsylvania, and to permit it only in communities that express support for the technology (emphasis added)."

See: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/nyregion/hydrofracking-under-cuomo-pla...

Form Letter to Adopt No Resolutions or Public Policies Supporting Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction

Form Letter
Fill in the blanks and Email it ASAP to Your Local Town/Village/City as well as County authorities.

Honorable _____
Mayor/Town Supervisor/Town Board Member/County Executive/Village Trustee/County Legislator/Environmental Management Council Member/Natural Gas Advisory Committee Member
Address

Dear _____:

My name is ______ and I live at _______________. I write today to request that the Town/City/Village/County of ____ adopt no resolutions or public policies at this time supporting Marcellus Shale gas extraction.

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