Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The current state of NY Regs, in 3 min.

I am sending this out because I don't think there are
many people, even amongst the NY Fractivist community

(and CERTAINLY in the mainstream press) really understand this.

First: Jon Campbell says there really is a Feb 13 deadline for the final SGEIS:


ALBANY —The state Department of Environmental Conservation faces a Feb. 27 deadline to either finalize the planned hydrofracking rules or allow them to expire.
But an extensive environmental review — known as the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, or the SGEIS -- has to be released first. State law mandates that the SGEIS must be released to the public at least 10 days before the DEC issues a "findings statement," which would include an ultimate decision on whether to allow fracking in New York.
The document, which totaled 1,500 pages in a 2011 draft, would have to be published in the DEC's official bulletin, which is printed each Wednesday. The final Wednesday that meets the 10-day advanced notice period would be Feb. 13.

But Helen and David say
THE DEADLINE FOR THE SGEIS has already been blown:

This is it: the whole thing in 3 min:

``Well what about the original
GEIS and the regulations they were supposed to do with that?
And, how can they really just promulgate regulations when they haven't done the
SEQR analysis for what the environmental impacts are?

We are also giving some deal of thought
to challenging every single gas drilling permit that the DEC issues
without having these regulations in place as completely arbitrary capricious
and unauthorized by law.

The SGEIS and the GEIS
they themselves are subject to SAPA.
SAPA has a number of requirements.
you have to be done with your rulemaking
one year after your last public hearing .
They blew that deadline
for the SGEIS.

the draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement
is a rule making document. It is subject to SAPA, there are SAPA deadlines
and the SAPA deadlines have been blown.``

-- Helen Slottje

The video begins with Karen Moreau of New York State Petroleum Council
admitting that HVHF causes ground water contamination

Then David O. Carpenter of SUNY commenting on the rules.

Then Sandra explains the secret review of the secret review.

Then, Helen and Ron Bishop talk about the bogus SAPA/SEQR process.

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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