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Anti-Hydrofracking Activists Hope to Pressure Cuomo into Health Impact Study

On another front, anti-hydrofracking activists are reaching out to the donors of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Organizers are hoping to pressure the governor into starting a comprehensive public health impact study on hydrofracking.

About 500 donors to Cuomo's campaign will receive this letter. The letter talks about how activists claim the current health department review is inadequate.

Writers are hoping donors will pick up their phones and reach out to the governor.

What impact can fracking have on our health?

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Do you know what impact fracking has on our health?

That was the question being posed by representatives of environmental groups and citizen organizations.

A press conference was held Tuesday afternoon to call for a halt to the Department of Health's review of fracking hazards.

Withdraw DOH "review" and Draft SGEIS personal letters

Personalized Letters Sent to Governor Cuomo Requesting That Both the DOH “Review” and the Draft SGEIS be Halted

See full letter at: http://apps.toxicstargeting.com/ms_email_template.php

Cuomo foes dog him on fracking

ALBANY – Plenty has changed since Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office nearly four years ago.

Same-sex marriage has been legalized. Local property-tax increases have been capped. Income-tax brackets have been tweaked. Tougher gun-control measures are in place.

The gas-rich Marcellus Shale, however, is the same as it ever was in New York.

Auburn reinstates ban on accepting gas drilling wastewater

AUBURN | For the second time in four years, Auburn officials have banned the city's waste water treatment plant from accepting water produced as a byproduct of natural gas drilling.

Members of the Auburn City Council re-instituted the ban during Thursday night's meeting by a 4-1 vote. The results were met with a round of applause from a handful of spectators at Auburn City Hall.

Pegula's riches come from fracking, not allowed in NY

ALBANY – During a campaign stop Wednesday in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo heaped praise on Terry Pegula.

And with good reason: Pegula and his wife, Kim, had just reached a tentative $1.4 billion deal to buy the Buffalo Bills and keep the football team in western New York.

In visit to Ithaca, little-known challenger to Gov. Cuomo promises ‘upset of the century’




Ithaca, N.Y. — Zephyr Teachout, who is competing against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, visited Ithaca on Saturday.

Withdraw the Outdated Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter News Conference Binghamton, NY (7/7/14)

Statements of Walter Hang (President of Toxics Targeting, Inc.) and the Honorable Matthew T. Ryan (former Mayor of Binghamton)

Statements of Dr. Benjamin Perkus (New York Residents Against Drilling) and Erin Heaton Meyer (Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy)\

Governor Cuomo Withdraw the Outdated Draft SGEIS cover letter

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

Dear Governor Cuomo:

I have the honor of presenting a coalition letter with more than 1,500 signatories which respectfully requests that you withdraw the Marcellus Shale Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) because it is nearly five years old, lacks any current information whatsoever and would inadequately protect New York from fracking hazards.

WNBF Interview 7/7/2014 with Walter Hang Re: Letter to Gov. Cuomo asking for withdrawal of SGEIS



Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to withdraw a draft environmental impact statement on the process.

Fracking foes: Gov. Cuomo can’t rely on ‘ancient’ data to decide fate of Marcellus Shale in NY



Fracking foes: Gov. Cuomo can’t rely on ‘ancient’ data to decide fate of Marcellus Shale in N.Y.

Ithaca, N.Y. — The report that could help determine the future of Marcellus Shale fracking is hopelessly outdated and should be discarded, an environmental advocacy group said in a statement Monday.

Fracking opponents want environmental review withdrawn




A coalition of groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing in New York held a news conference in Binghamton on Monday to call on the state to withdraw a six-years-in-the-making environmental review.






From the Press & Sun-Bulletin's Steven Howe:

A call for new fracking data for NYS



Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An environmental group is calling on New York to start over on the SGEIS, a DEC document outlining permit regulations for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing.

It has yet to be finalized.

Groups referenced by signatories to the 6/23/14 Withdraw the Marcellus Shale Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter

The following groups are referenced by nearly 2,200 signatories to the coalition letter which requests that Governor Cuomo withdraw the Marcellus Shale Draft SGEIS because it is nearly five years old, lacks any current information and would inadequately protect New York from fracking hazards
http://www.toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/letters/2014/6/23/coalition-letter-withdraw-sgeis

Letter Hopes To Restart The SGEIS

Hundreds of people have signed onto a letter asking Governor Cuomo to withdraw the documents originally designed to help establish guidelines for fracking.

Environmentalists: SGEIS Outdated; Urge Cuomo to Withdraw Study


Anti-fracking activists make a new call to Governor Cuomo to withdraw the state's environmental impact statement, or SGEIS, because they say it is outdated.

The activists, including former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, say the 2009 document is inadequate since it doesn't include research conducted since then. They are sending Governor Cuomo a letter calling for him to withdraw the SGEIS.

Anti-Frackers Demand Governor Cuomo Takes New Action




BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- An anti-fracking coalition says a lot has happened in the past five years. With recent studies, government investigations, and new technology and information available, they are demanding the governor keep up with the times. They are asking him to withdraw the current DEC Draft Environmental Impact Statement on hydraulic fracturing.

Senator: hydrofracking an unmitigated disaster





ALBANY - In Albany on Tuesday, a state senator asked a group of environmental experts if there's anything scarier going on in New York then the delivery of hydrofracking waste material into our communities. The response didn't exactly settle that inquisition.

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