Tuesday, August 10, 2010

EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Fracking / Binghampton, NY

In March 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will study the potential adverse impacts that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” may have on drinking water.

As part of the study, the EPA is hosting four public information meetings on the proposed study. New York’s meeting is Thursday, August 12, at the Anderson Center at SUNY Binghamton. The public is encouraged to attend and submit comments. Click here to register; http://hfmeeting.cadmusweb.com/RegistrationForm.aspx
Join us at the hearing as Katherine Nadeau, our water & natural resources program director, submits comments voicing concerns about the harmful effects of fracking.

If you can’t be in Binghamton on the 12th, click here to submit your own comments, be sure to erase any email addys in the "from" line and put in your own; https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=73cb654079&view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&ver=hzlfigpOvHg.en.&am=!2gZsQgdxOZixhb4e0fcmo5d1BsQ7Zu83uzNm4XPyJKOoGQsrRRI#to%253Dhydraulic.fracturing%252540epa.gov%2526cmid%253D1
The deadline for written comments is August 26.
WHAT: Public Hearing on the EPA’s proposed study of Fracking
WHERE: Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, SUNY Binghamton.
WHEN: Morning Session: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00- 5:00 p.m
Evening Session: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
REGISTER: http://hfmeeting.cadmusweb.com/RegistrationForm.aspx
MORE INFORMATION: Admission requires registration, even to just observe the hearing. A photo ID is required for speakers and perhaps for people in the audience as well. A rally (more details to come) is also being planned.

Click here to find out more about the EPA’s study on fracking; http://www.epa.gov/safewater/uic/pdfs/hfresearchstudyfs.pdf

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