Serious Questions about Fracking

Thursday, January 12, 2012 -- Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson has serious questions as to whether fracking can safely take place without subjecting New York State and particularly the Hudson Valley to irreversible environmental harm.

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, we submitted our key recommendations on the Marcellus Shale Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (“SGEIS”) to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. We recommend that DEC should take the time to thoroughly study all potential impacts—many of which are not adequately addressed in the revised draft SGEIS—and should ensure that if fracking is allowed in our state, no significant risk to our environment or health will result. If New York is to allow fracking, the state must have the most stringent regulations and best enforcement in the nation in place to protect its citizens. Scenic Hudson’s full comments on the SGEIS are available at this link (pdf, 470K).