“Kill the Drill” Effort Aims to Protect Our Drinking Water from Gas Drilling

October 15, 2009

While Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and his colleagues on the Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee held a public hearing in Albany on the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposal to permit natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing technology, Kavanagh’s Community and Legislative Liaison Cameron Peterson joined other elected officials and staff, community leaders, experts, and advocates at a meeting convened by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer concerning how to protect the watershed that provides drinking water to New York City and many residents of the surrounding areas. Participants in the October 15, 2009 meeting expressed grave concerns about potential dangers posed by the new technology if the DEC proposal is approved.

If you have any questions or comments about this issue or if you would like to get involved, please contact Cameron Peterson or Will Colegrove at 212-979-9696.