Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Gas rallies stoke Albany

TRR photo by Sandy Long

As the natural gas drilling expands to other parts of the country, citizens weigh in.

The River Reporter

Opponents, supporters and politicians weigh in


"ALBANY, NY — Residents of New York and Pennsylvania, along with various environmental and community groups, rallied at the New York State Capitol in Albany on January 25 to raise awareness of the multi-faceted issues related to the natural gas exploration coming to both states. Participants also lobbied state legislators and Governor David Paterson.

Those in support of drilling focused on the economic benefits associated with the activity, citing the influx of income, jobs and the opportunity to save struggling farms from development. Those opposed to the activity targeted the protection of drinking water and called upon the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to withdraw its Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) to include evaluation of the cumulative impacts of drilling and more." Article link>>>>

Related post from July 2008 regarding an article in The River Reporter about the Galisteo Basin and Santa Fe County moratoria:

New Mexico gas moratorium

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