Drilling, Disaster, Denial The horrific oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico is creating what President Obama said is a
unprecedented environmental disaster".TAKE ACTION
Krugman said in his column in the New York Times this morning, "the gulf blowout is a
reminder that the environment won't take care of itself, that unless
watched and regulated, modern technology and industry can all too easily
inflict horrific damage on the planet."
fighting for just
such regulation in the gas industry in New York State. While
the current crisis involves oil,
not gas, seawater, not fresh water, our region can potentially be
the same type of horrific consequences if we don't take steps to
safeguard our natural resources.
that "Drilling Isn't Safe". Catskill
Mountainkeeper knows that we can't expect to go forward without proper
regulations and expect that we won't expose our land, people and
potentially devastating consequences. It's critical that
we learn from the mistakes
that have been made.
As Paul Krugman said today,
"The catastrophe in the gulf
offers an opportunity, a chance to recapture some of the spirit of the
Earth Day. And if that happens, some good may yet come of this
Over 2160 people have signed our common sense petition demanding that the DEC wait to issue any permitting guidelines until the federal EPA Hydrofracking Study - which is currently underway - is completed
SIGN THE PETITION HERE
READ THE SIGNATURES AND COMMENTS HERE
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE EPA STUDY HERE
Catskill Mountainkeeper, affiliated
organizations and many thousands of concerned citizens have been
a brave and effective battle to prevent the New York State DEC from
commencing gas drilling in New York State under guidelines that expose
all of us to far too much risk.
HELP US PROTECT NEW YORK'S ENVIRONMENT NOW
Our campaign has had a significant
impact and there is substantial pressure on the DEC, the Governor and
the EPA to restrain the DEC from issuing their final SGEIS guidelines
Nonetheless it has come down to this
- barring new and substantial pressure, the DEC is expected at any
to issue their final report based on their grossly inadequate draft
guidelines.Once the report is issued, well
will follow shortly.
There are three people who can
this action from occurring - Governor David Paterson, DEC Commissioner
Pete Grannis and EPA Administrator for the 2nd Region Judith Enck.
JOIN HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY SENT EMAILS.
We must flood their inboxes with
emails now! Use our simple email widget and sample letter by clicking on the links below.
David Paterson an email HERE
Commissioner Pete Grannis an email HERE
administrator for the 2nd Region Judith Enck an email HERE
Please write all three today!
We can still win this battle!