Senator Carlucci and IDC Introduce Legislation Requiring New York State Health Commissioner, DEC to Examine Results of Pending, Independent Health Studies Before Taking Action on Hydrofracking
New York State Politics at its finest. Fill my pockets and I will do your bidding!! New health studies with no relevance to New York, so what! JLCpulse
Federal and State-Level Studies Demonstrate Need for Further Analysis; Legislation Calls for Up to 24 Months of Additional Review
TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – 12:30 PM – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) will announce legislation that calls for suspending hydrofracking in New York State to accommodate the review of three new public health-related studies. He will be joined by members of the Independent Democratic Conference and statewide environmental organizations.
Only recently has the scientific community across the country begun to examine the possible harmful health risks associated with the release of fracturing fluid and methane into the environment. Officials will argue that there is not sufficient data available to make a policy decision in New York at this time. The announcement comes at a critical moment as the New York State Commissioner of Health weighs his own public health review of the revised draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, or SGEIS.
Senator David Carlucci
Senator David Valesky
Senator Diane Savino
Roger Downs, Atlantic Chapter Conservation Director, Sierra Club
Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Sarah Eckel, Legislative & Policy Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Kate Hudson, Watershed Program Director, Riverkeeper
Katherine Nadeau, Water and Natural Resources Program Director, Environmental Advocates of New York
Julia Walsh, Campaign Director, Frack Action
Ramsay Adams, Executive Director, Catskill Mountainkeeper