Put the Brakes on Fracking in NY!

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Photos (L to R): Jessica Riehl, WVSORO.org, Jessica Riehl

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has made it clear it intends to issue a finalized SGEIS this spring, which means that fracking could move forward under the state’s flawed proposal as early as this summer. This move is completely irresponsible, and shows that the state is willing to compromise the health, safety and environment of its citizens and buy-in to the gas industry’s Ponzi scheme. 

Critical omissions in the SGEIS that are unlikely to be addressed in time include:

  • DEC’s failure to analyze potential negative socioeconomic impacts to our communities and other business sectors, such as agriculture and tourism;
  • DEC’s failure to analyze health impacts, despite the fact that we know fracking is making people sick just over the border in Pennsylvania; and
  • DEC’s failure to plan for disposal of the millions of gallons of hazardous wastewater that will be created in fracking is allowed to move forward.

These omissions alone call for DEC to redo and supplement the SGEIS, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. 

We cannot allow our health and environment to be sold to the gas industry. Governor Cuomo has promised that he will not allow fracking to move forward until he has the facts and the science that shows that it will be safe and a net benefit to New Yorkers.  Rushing forward in this fashion breaks that promise and puts New York in jeopardy to become yet another case study of fracking gone wrong.

Send a message to the Governor and your legislature today!

To give DEC an opportunity to address all adverse individual and cumulative impacts as legally required, write and tell the Governor and legislature to put the brakes on fracking and support a bill pending in the legislature that would extend the moratorium on issuing fracking permits until June 1, 2013, A7400-A/S.6261. 

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It is that time of year again for the Powder Mill Park Hatchery fly tying and casting clinic

It is that time of year again for the Powder Mill Park Hatchery fly tying and casting clinic. This is something we have helped them out with for a number of years now.

They have scheduled it for Saturday, March 10th from 9 – noon. We could use 2-4 people inside doing some tying, which is always a big hit especially with the kids. We could also use 4-5 people to help with casting. Maybe demonstrate some casting basics and then help out those who want to give it a try.

The hatchery puts out lots of info to promote this and there is always a good crowd that shows up. If you can help out, please let me know as soon as possible. I will put out more info as I receive it. Thanks!

See You Tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

Don’t forget that the Guys, Flies & Pies fly tying party is tomorrow, Saturday February 18th! Lots of great sponsors have generously hooked us up with some awesome products to be given out as door prizes and others to be raffled off. The pizza has been ordered and final plans are being made. 

Bring your vise and your appetite!

Date: Saturday February 18th 2012

Time: 3pm – Midnight (Pizza around 6pm, Raffles and door prizes around 7:30pm)

Location: 3666 Latta Road Rochester, NY 14612

Cost: $12 at the door or $10 in advance by paying online by midnight Friday. See website for more info.

Guys

Meet some of the areas best fly tiers. Learn new patterns and how to fish them. Sit down and watch one of our demonstrations and learn new tying techniques. 

Flies

Bring your vise! If you tie for trout, salmon, bass, or anything else that swims, bring your vise and fill your boxes. Use this night to get ready for fishing!

Pies

Pizza pie! What would a party be without pizza? We’ll eat around 6pm so make sure you come hungry. 

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