November 04, 2009

At Gillibrand's Urging, NYS To Extend Public Comment Period On Marcellus Shale Drilling

Senator: While Drilling Represents A Tremendous Economic Opportunity, We Need Assurance That The Quest For New Sources of Energy Does Not Come At Expense Of Safe Drinking Water

Washington, DC - At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, New York State today extended the public comment period on the natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale through the end of the year. Senator Gillibrand released the following statement:

"I am pleased that New York State has extended the comment period on drilling in the Marcellus Shale through the end of the year. While this proposal holds tremendous economic opportunity for New York, our quest for new sources of energy and growth cannot come at the expense of clean air and safe drinking water for New Yorkers. I commend New York State for allowing the public appropriate time to discuss the proposal."