MYD Itself

Remember this from a few weeks ago?

Now you have the chance to find out if New Yorkers will also be able to do this with your tap water in the near future. Here’s why you should care:

Large-scale gas drilling in the Catskill area could result in the irreversible pollution of our water supply and cost New York billions of dollars in the process.

An educational panel discussing Natural Gas Drilling Near NYC’s Watershed in the Catskill Mountains, covering its environmental, economic, and political implications and why New Yorkers can’t afford to take its clean unfiltered tap water for granted. Panelists wil discuss the risks and benefits of hydrofracking, the environmental impacts, alternatives to drilling, current policies and the Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) rules concerning this industry in New York State, and what we can do to protect our precious water supply.

And so it is that the MYD Environmental Committee invites you to:

To Drill or Not to Drill: Economic Boom or Environmental Bust?

A Panel Discussion on Natural Gas Drilling near NYC’s Drinking Water Supply

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 @ 7- 8:30pm
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
435 W 116th Street, Room 107 (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)
Take 1 or 9 train to 116th Street, walk to the right for one block when you get off Broadway

You’ll hear from:

  • Kylie Harper, Founder, TapIt
  • Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Northeast Office, Earth Justice
  • Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Moderated by The Sierra Club Watershed Committee

RSVP and questions: Email green [at] gomyd [dot] com or on FACEBOOK.