Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gas Drilling is Unsafe - We MUST do Better


Central United Methodist Church
Endicott, NY; March 17, 2009

A presentation by Barbara Arrindell and Ron Gulla.

Barbara Arrindell is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. She holds a B.A. in Bioengineering from Columbia University.

Ron Gulla is a farmer living in Hickory, PA.

Statement from the Sierra Club:

Diligence and Caution Needed in Approach to Gas Drilling

We have an obligation to make sure we don’t create another hazardous legacy like the toxic plume in Endicott. Before we rush in too quickly, we need to proceed with diligence and caution on all aspects of the environmental impacts of the drilling to ensure long-term social, economic and environmental health for our region. We applaud the Governor’s recent decisions in directing the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to prepare a new Generic Environmental Impact Statement and its implied moratorium, addressing the state’s glaring deficiencies and preparedness for the massive scope of the anticipated drilling. There is still a lot of work to be done to protect the health and safety of our residents, safeguard the rights of our communities and get proper compensation for the intrusion of the gas companies and the extraction of our resources.

Sponsors: Sierra Club Susquehanna Group,
Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC)

Keywords: Marcellus Shale