TAKE ACTION! to protect NYC’s water sources today.

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Locally:

The Bushwick Community Board is voting on taking a resolution that hydrofrakking be banned; that meeting will take place on November 18 at 6pm-9pm at Hope Gardens Senior Center at 195 Linden St. Brooklyn, NY 11221

And City-Wide:

November 10 Rally & Public Hearing in NYC
Send a message to Governor Paterson and NYS DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis that the people of New York want their drinking water to remain safe from the highly toxic chemicals used by the gas extraction industry.  It is time for the State to come to the same realization as Audrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy that New York City’s (as well as the state’s) water would be damaged by gas drilling.  We deserve DEC regulations and NYS legislation that will guarantee the protection of all New Yorkers from the ravages of gas drilling. Sign the petition here.

Why Speak Out?

The State of New York is ready to give the green light to the gas extraction industry via its proposed new regulations, the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS).
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers Street, New York City
5 pm – Kill the Drill Rally
6:30 pm – DEC Public Hearing (sign up to speak 5:30 pm)
The Kill the Drill Rally is being organized by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and has been endorsed by NYH2O and a long list of environmental groups and elected officials. For more information, click here.
The hearing is one of four across the state sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to obtain public input regarding the draft SGEIS, see details here.
This is your opportunity to tell the Governor and DEC that our water is far more valuable than gas.  There is a five-minute time limit for speakers, but written comments can be submitted as well. Find instructions to send them below.

Send Written Comments to the NYS DEC:

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, the State has set a December 31, 2009 deadline for submitting comments on the draft SGEIS.  Send written comments to:
Attn: dSGEIS Comments
Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation
NYSDEC Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, Third Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500.
The DEC website will allow you to provide comments within an online form, tag them to a specific area within the SGEIS, and provide attachments here.
For information on emailing comments visit the DEC website.
To join NYH2O and become part of the movement to save New York’s water resources, go to nyh2o.org.
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