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Scoping and Assembly EnCon Scoping and Assembly EnCon hearings
In February 2011, hundreds of physicians, scientists, and organizations representing thousands of health professionals sent a letter to DOH Commissioner Dr. Nirav R. Shah detailing the risks to human health from various stages of the gas development process and urging co-lead status for the DOH in the SGEIS process. /http://concernedhealthny.org/letters-to-governor-cuomo/ On May 26, 2011, the […]
A moratorium bill on vertical and horizontal hydraulic fracturing passed through the New York State Senate (49-9) and the New York State Assembly (93-43). Former Governor David Paterson issued Executive Order #41 directing the DEC to undertake further review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling and it specifically cited the need “to ensure that […]
In discussions on the Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (GEIS) as the State began considering permits for horizontally hydrofracked wells, citizens and environmental advocacy groups produced evidence of the risks of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, and DEC agreed that a Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, […]
According to New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has the authority to consider a wide range of impacts related to environmental actions, including public health.