Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter

In a recent letter, the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter reminded members that New York faces a singular and powerful threat and announced their plans to file suit if the NYS DSGEIS is significantly flawed. "Predatory natural gas corporations are determined to mine the Marcellus Shale formation that underlies almost half the state. The industry's "fracking" technology would irreversibly contaminate much of the state's water, including the watershed that supplies all of New York City. Gas drilling would industrialize residential areas, fragment forests and farmland, degrade air quality, and send convoys of tanker trucks through once peaceful towns while devastating wildlife, rural roads, real estate values, and tourism." (Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter 3/28/11)

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