Under the pressure of public protest, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released a new environmental impact study regarding gas drilling in the area of NYC’s watersheds and has extended the public comment period on this issue until December 31, 2009!
Natural Gas Drilling has resulted in polluted drinking water in states across the US. This practice must be banned in or near sources of our drinking water before it’s too late and our pristine water supply is irreversibly contaminated.The DEC must act vigilantly and fulfill its responsibility to the citizens of New York State by safeguarding our water from pollution and contamination. If drilling is allowed to continue near our water supply, New Yorkers will have to pay billions of dollars to artificially filter and purify our water, in addition to other serious health and environmental threats this practice poses.
Take a stand to protect New York’s pure drinking water by sending a clear message to the DEC: You actively oppose gas drilling near our water supply and that the DEC must issue a ban on hydraulic fracturing in these precious areas. It will only take a minute but make all the difference.
We ask you to join us to oppose natural gas drilling within or near any of New York State’s drinking water supplies and call for a ban on such a practice.
And if you don’t, here’s what you’ll get: