Last year we asked you to sign on to a Coalition Letter which requested that Governor Andrew Cuomo withdraw the RD SGEIS (Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement. Whew!). Thanks to all of you that signed the letter now has more than 10,500 signatories with many of the signatures coming from FUDR members and Friends!!!
The latest coalition letter is excruciatingly detailed. Read it and you will become a walking encyclopedia of RD SGEIS shortcomings. The short version is this: The SGEIS is already hopelessly outdated and does not take sufficiently into account what we have painfully learned from our neighbors to the south. The best science is only beginning to come in now. New York’s precious environment and wildlife cannot afford to become the latest outdoor experimental laboratory for the oil and gas industry. The environmental review process needs to begin anew.
I know we are all busy this time of year, but if you are looking to give a gift to Mother Nature, please look at and sign the letter to Governor Cuomo. A personal call, email, or hand written letter to Governor Cuomo would also really help with the big push that needs to happen now as well.
We are making a huge difference and need to continue to do so. Industry never seems to sleep and we must hold the line to continue the prevention of unsafe drilling practices from occurring in NY as we have done these past three years. The pressure is still on, and as we have seen, “desperate times bring desperate measures.”
Although most of us have put our rods away for the season, we must now pick up our pens and protect what we all love and hold so dear. We’re still looking to add more and more signatories, so make your comments known and please feel free to forward this request to as many folks as you can, the fight is not over.
Thanks for helping to protect the Delaware!
Email Governor Cuomo: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
Call Governor Cuomo:
New York City: 212-681-4580