It’s hard to imagine that anyone could think drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation in NY State for a natural gas source is a good idea. Knowing the real environmental dangers and hazard to our surface water in the Southern Tier and Catskills regions is enough to call the whole thing off.
There are options in creating new energy sources. The same is not true with our drinking water. Think about that long and hard.
You must take 20 minutes to view this PBS interview with the director of the film ‘Gasland’. Then consider to make plans to view the film on July 17th – as The Woodstock Film Festival folks are showing a screening of it at the Onteora High School in Boiceville. The director, Josh Fox along with Congressman Maurice Hinchey will be present for questions afterwards. Visit the WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL site for more details.
To get information on what you can do in the region, follow this LINK to visit the Environmental Advocates of New York website.
– Rebecca Martin