Tuesday, August 10, 2010

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON EPA HYDRO-FRACKING HEARING - Attend or Submit Comments


From Environmental Advocates of NY eblast:

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 Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, New York. Please note the location change.The meeting is no longer in Binghamton.

The public is encouraged to attend and submit comments. Click here to register.

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 Syracuse on the 12th, click here to submit your own comments. The deadline for written comments is August 26.

WHAT: Public Hearing on the EPA’s proposed study of Fracking
WHERE: Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, New York. Click here for directions. 
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 or by calling 1-866-477-3635 (toll free). Online and telephone registration remains open until 10:00am on August 11, 2010, and walk-in attendees the day of the meeting are welcome. Due to significant interest by the public, all of the public speaking spots are currently filled. Speaking slots are expected to open up and EPA intends to open registration for these speaking slots via phone and the Web on Wednesday, August 11 beginning at 10:00am and ending when the slots are filled. 

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. 

For additional questions on the change in meeting location, please call EPA toll free at 1-800-426-4791. The line is operational Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time. 

For additional questions on registration, please call the registration hotline 1-866-477-3635.

Click here to find out more about the EPA’s study on fracking.

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