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Fracking Report

Friday, September 09, 2011

Mireya Navarro, environmental reporter for The New York Times focused on the New York region and the author of Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009), talks about the state DEC report on hydraulic drilling for natural gas, the economic impact of drilling, and the start of the public comment period.

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Comments [12]

annemarie Bascio from Cooperstown,ny.

Few would gain the rest of us will suffer.
Don't we count? Protected clean water and air for the children who live here?
Jobs?Please ,they bring in their own experienced employees.
All the tourism from baseball and now Brewery Ommegang,That would all suffer
greatly.

Sep. 09 2011 11:07 AM
annemarie Bascio from Cooperstown,ny.

Few would gain the rest of us will suffer.
Don't we count? Protected clean water and air for the children who live here?
Jobs?Please ,they bring in their own experienced employees.
All the tourism from baseball and now Brewery Ommegang,That would all suffer
greatly.

Sep. 09 2011 11:05 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

RE: The potential negative effects on upstate industries like agriculture, wineries, tourism, etc.

Finger Lakes Region Gas Lease Mapping Report (PDF)
http://www.citizenscampaign.org/PDFs/Finger%20Lakes%20Gas%20Lease%20Mapping%20Report%20-%20July%202011_Final_v3Lo-Res.pdf

To hear a podcast interview of PA organic farmer facing fracking on a neighboring property, check this out:

Farming and Fracking Don’t Mix: A Farmer Speaks Out
http://www.ecocentricblog.org/2011/05/11/farming-and-fracking-don%E2%80%99t-mix-a-farmer-speaks-out/

Sep. 09 2011 10:49 AM
RJ from brooklyn

Also, it's supposed to be a *draft* report--that's why there's a public comment period, before the *final* report ......

Sep. 09 2011 10:46 AM
John from NYC

WOW !!! So the new fracking industry will generate truck traffic -- otherwise known as economic activity -- BETTER STOP IT !!!

Sep. 09 2011 10:45 AM
RJ from brooklyn

And before they've "taken public input into account" they have simultaneously developed regulations and the public comment period is for those as well. So without knowing what the final project will be, and what kind of regs will be needed for them, they have to coimment on the regs that will govern the unknonw.

Sep. 09 2011 10:45 AM
Amy

Upstate NY has a thriving Winery industry and the farmers upstate are very upset at the possible devastation to this growing agriculture. I was at a meeting with Kristin Gillibrand two weeks ago who agreed that this is going to be devastating to the region

Sep. 09 2011 10:42 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Correction on the natural gas estimates for the Marcellus Shale:

The USGS actually increased its estimate from 2002, although the 2011 USGS estimate is 80% less that the Dept. of Energy's estimate that had been used by most natural gas companies and boosters previously.

Department of Energy Defers to U.S.G.S. on Shale Gas Estimates
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/08/24/department-of-energy-defers-to-u-s-g-s-on-shale-gas-estimates/

Sep. 09 2011 10:42 AM
Madeline from Manhattan

Does the SGEIS look at how many jobs will be lost to fracking -- i.e., farm jobs and related food production activities, tourism jobs, and the clean-energy jobs that won't be created in our mad rush to wrest the last drops of hydrocarbons from the earth?

Sep. 09 2011 10:41 AM
lf from jersey city

The documentary "Gasland" gives a very good idea of all the problems that come with fracking. You may not care as much about the extra jobs when your drinking water has been poisoned and your family and animals are all sick. It's definitely worth watching.

Sep. 09 2011 10:40 AM
thatgirl from manhattan

the claim that hydrofracking will bring jobs jobs jobs to new york state is a lie the industry loves to use. PA and other states where the practice has taken hold know that these workers are all independent contracting cowboys, many of which are imported from the gas companies themselves, from TX and other places.

NYS will be saddled with the cost of repairing roads heavy tanker trucks use hundreds of times daily, as well as public health effects from diesel-fueled drills, spills of fracking chemicals, and despoiled drinking water sources. don't believe this hype!

Sep. 09 2011 10:38 AM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

If it will contaminate our water as it has done in other areas, who cares how many jobs it will produce?

Sep. 09 2011 10:37 AM

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