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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    to Five Year Moratorium Syracuse The statewide non partisan group of more than 850 elected officials from all 62 counties Elected Officials to Protect New York EOPNY held a press conference today in the Syracuse Common Council Read More Statement on Court of Appeals Fracking Decision by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Elected Officials to Protect New York Post Date June 30 2014 Comments 0 Comments Author greg Category Press Releases Share FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30 2014 Statement on Court of Appeals Fracking Decision by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Elected Officials to Protect New York In response to the Court of Appeals decision today affirming the rights of municipalities to ban fracking NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and Elected Officials to Protect New York co coordinator Julie Huntsman Town of Otsego Councilwoman released the following statement Today the New York Court of Appeals reaffirmed the long standing right of local communities to exercise control over land use decisions in order to shape Read More 800 Elected Officials Group Releases Municipal Resolutions Passed Across State Urging Caution on Fracking Support for Renewable Energy Post Date April 22 2014 Comments 0 Comments Author greg Category Press Releases Share FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22

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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    Protect New York In response to the Court of Appeals decision today affirming the rights of municipalities to ban fracking NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and Elected Officials to Protect New York co coordinator Julie Huntsman Town of Otsego Councilwoman released the following statement Today the New York Court of Appeals reaffirmed the long standing right of local communities to exercise control over land use decisions in order to shape their neighborhoods as they see fit Our amicus brief in support of local control showed how powerful we can be when citizens advocates and elected officials from upstate and downstate stand together to promote community oriented planning and to raise concerns about threats to our quality of life posed by hydrofracking Thousands of New Yorkers have raised serious concerns about the effects of fracking on public health the environment and their local budgets As we detailed in our brief studies increasingly show how the wide ranging impacts of fracking may not stop at municipal borders and why statewide protection remains imperative Elected Officials to Protect New York is a non partisan network of more than 800 current and former elected officials from all 62 New York State counties Share Facebook Twitter

    Original URL path: http://www.nyelectedofficials.org/statement-on-court-of-appeals-fracking-decision-by-nyc-comptroller-scott-stringer-elected-officials-to-protect-new-york/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    62 New York counties In response to the news today that Governor Cuomo awarded 54 million to fund large scale solar projects across New York State New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet said On behalf of the Town of New Paltz and Elected Officials to Protect New York representing 750 local elected officials from all 62 New York counties we applaud Governor Cuomo s NY Sun initia tive and the recent award of 54 million to fund large solar power projects in New York State New York has always been a precedent setting state from abolition of slavery to the women s suffrage movement to unparalleled infrastructure projects like the Erie Canal Governor Cuomo s historic step in leading the nation on solar energy addressing climate change and growing our clean energy economy adds to this prominent history Now that the carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth s atmosphere have broken the dangerous milestone of 400 parts per million Americans are looking for real leadership on climate change That means aggressively reducing fossil fuel extraction and use including fracking which threatens to greatly exacerbate climate change in the near and medium term Whereas President Obama s climate plan capitulates to

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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    Local Officials among 600 Elected Officials Raising Concerns about True Costs of Fracking Post Date February 04 2013 Comments 0 Comments Author Elected Officials to Protect NY Category Press Releases Share For Immediate Release Press Release for February 4 2013 Contact Dominic Frongillo 607 351 7478 Dominic Frongillo gmail com Rochester City Councilmembers and Local Officials among 600 Elected Officials Raising Concerns about True Costs of Fracking As Fracking Deadline Closes In Elected Officials to Protect New York Hold Press Conference Detailing True Costs of Fracking and Calling on Governor Cuomo for Transparency Rochester On Monday February 4 at 12 00 PM Rochester City Councilmembers and other members of Elected Officials to Protect New York EOPNY held a press conference which included Rochester City Councilmember Matt Haag Rochester City Councilmember Elaine Spaull Rochester City Read More Buffalo City Councilmembers and Local Officials among 600 Elected Officials Raising Concerns about True Costs of Fracking Post Date January 28 2013 Comments 0 Comments Author Elected Officials to Protect NY Category Press Releases Share For Immediate Release Press Release for January 28 2013 Contact Dominic Frongillo 607 351 7478 Dominic Frongillo gmail com Buffalo City Councilmembers and Local Officials among 600 Elected Officials Raising Concerns about True Costs of Fracking As Fracking Deadline Closes In Elected Officials to Protect New York Hold Press Conference Detailing True Costs of Fracking and Calling on Governor Cuomo for Transparency Buffalo On Monday January 28 at 12 00 PM Buffalo City Councilmembers and other members of Elected Officials to Protect New York EOPNY held a press conference which included Buffalo City Council Majority Read More Elected Officials Question Comment Period on Fracking Regulations and Lack of Public Participation in Review of Fracking s Health Impacts Post Date January 07 2013 Comments 0 Comments Author Elected Officials to Protect NY Category Press Releases Share For Immediate Release January 7 2013 Contact Martha Robertson 607 592 3119 mrobertson tompkins co org Elected Officials Question Comment Period on Fracking Regulations and Lack of Public Participation in Review of Fracking s Health Impacts As Jan 11 Regulations Deadline Nears Elected Officials to Protect New York Held a Press Conference about Good Government and Public Participation in State s Review of Fracking Regulations and Health Impacts Binghamton On Monday January 7 at 12 30 PM Elected Officials to Protect New York representing over 560 elected officials from all 62 counties in NY held Read More Release Elected Officials Letter to Cuomo Fracking Regs Good Government Post Date December 28 2012 Comments 0 Comments Author Elected Officials to Protect NY Category Press Releases Share For Immediate Release Contact Martha Robertson 607 272 0584 mrobertson tompkins co org Elected Officials to Protect New York has written an open letter to Governor Cuomo and D E C Commissioner Martens attached urging an extension of the comment period on fracking regulations to 90 days to allow local governments to comment on the revised regulations Operating under the state s Open Meetings Law most local governments will

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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    behalf of Elected Officials to Protect New York Representing more than 600 local elected officials from every county in New York State Elected Officials to Protect New York applauds the New York State Assembly for its leadership on a moratorium on fracking in order that the health impacts can be adequately considered prior to a decision whether to allow fracking This is critically important for all New Yorkers and ensures that science can inform the decision We also call on the New York State Senate to swiftly follow suit Meanwhile it s paramount that New York State not ignore major concerns about the negative economic impacts of fracking The state has acknowledged that its own economic analysis was inadequate but has not done anything to address this major shortcoming We call for a thorough study of the economic impacts of fracking to determine the extent of the burden it will place on local municipalities and existing industries Economic impacts include drops in property values losses to agriculture and tourism and increased burden on municipal services such as first responders police road damage and local infrastructure The state must also examine the climate impacts of fracking as a growing body of

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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    of job creation are wildly overstated and most of the drilling jobs go to non local workers Estimates of jobs and tax revenues are based on gas reserve estimates significantly greater than what the latest U S Geological Survey study shows said Town of Rochester Supervisor Carl Chipman It is unconscionable that New Yorkers are being asked to accept so much risk based on the pivotal promise of jobs and tax revenues when the promises appear to be spin and propaganda The DEC s own study consulted out to Ecology Environment Inc identifies that local governments would experience some significant negative fiscal impacts due to fracking including road construction improvement and repair expenditures expenditures on emergency services such as fire police and first aid additional expenditures on public water supply systems local governments would be required to increase expenditures on other services such as education housing health and welfare recreation and solid waste management to serve the additional population Shockingly that is where the state s report ends with no analysis and no numbers There is no analysis or evaluation to inform a decision about fracking and there is no plan to avert heavy burdens on local governments and economies Fracking is a new unfunded mandate on local governments The DEC s own report said so said Albany County Legislator Bryan Clenahan The officials noted that they have long called for the state to do a thorough socioeconomic analysis Town of Otsego Councilmember Julie Huntsman said The DEC has failed in its responsibility to property analyze the socioeconomic impacts of fracking and as such does not fulfill basic SEQRA requirements EOPNY has pursued a meeting with Governor Cuomo since June as his partners in government who are concerned about fracking They objected to the fact that the governor has met with representatives of the out of state oil gas industry but will not meet with representatives of a group of 600 elected officials from across the state Town of Pulteney Supervisor Jane Russell said We question the Governor s priorities if he has time to meet with representatives of the fracking industry but no time to meet with the representatives of our mutual constituents the people of New York Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan Owego Mayor Kevin Millar and Elmira Mayor Sue Skidmore released this joint statement As mayors from the largest cities in the Southern Tier we are greatly concerned about the municipal costs and economic impacts of fracking The Cuomo administration s review noted potential impacts but entirely neglected to study them instead only presenting potential benefits based on outdated and inflated gas reserve estimates Governor Cuomo does not have the economic information to make an informed decision about fracking and fracking threatens to jeopardize already struggling local governments economic vitality and the public health of our citizens The officials also raised grave concerns about the secrecy and inadequacy of the state s health review EOPNY has called for a comprehensive health impact assessment as well as for public

    Original URL path: http://www.nyelectedofficials.org/elected-officials-to-protect-ny-declares-fracking-a-new-unfunded-mandate/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    ignored the negative impacts of fracking How can the state make a decision without knowing the costs to our local governments health businesses and environment Fracking could irreversibly damage our landscape local economies and environment that make New York special said Councilmember Elaine Spaull As local officials we re concerned about the making certain that we continue to ask the hard questions about fracking We are calling on the Governor to ensure that all New Yorkers are protected The elected officials raised concerns about the negative socioeconomic impacts of fracking and how fracking could jeopardize the economic well being of municipalities and local economies across the state New York s upstate economy is built on agriculture tourism a strong real estate industry and small businesses all of which could be negatively impacted by fracking Yet the Department of Environmental Conservation s study consisted of only a one sided review of the economic impacts of fracking looking at potential benefits but entirely neglecting the negative socioeconomic impacts More than a year ago DEC Commissioner Martens acknowledged that the state s economic analysis was inadequate yet with a decision nearing this serious shortcoming has not been addressed Meanwhile the gas industry s own claims of economic benefits such as job creation are seriously in doubt For instance an independent study from the Keystone Research Center found that fracking only contributed 5 669 jobs in Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2010 and that the gas industry s claim of creating over 48 000 jobs during that period is far from true Data from other parts of the country such as Wyoming show that crime rates have risen with the influx of fracking leaving municipalities concerned about impacts on public safety Meanwhile the NYS Department of Transportation estimates that fracking would result in increased in heavy traffic 6 790 truck trips per well according to the DEC which would equal yearly road damage of 211 million to 378 million Brighton Town Supervisor William Moehle said Fracking produces enormous volumes of highly toxic radioactive waste yet New York State and the gas industry have no plan to deal with it Meanwhile it is transported throughout our communities over our streams and rivers and amidst our parklands and farmlands The potential for costly disasters is cause for great alarm Pittsford Mayor Robert Corby said Fracking threatens the economic vitality of Upstate New York Fracking could destroy our tourism industry our wineries and the allure of our beautiful landscapes No one wants to sit in a vineyard next to a fracking rig Additionally in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee potential impacts from climate change are a concern to municipalities Fracking releases methane a greenhouse gas that is 105 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period Fracking makes climate change worse when we re already paying for damage from stronger storms Tropical Storm Lee caused over 1 billion in damage in the Southern Tier alone said Dominic Frongillo Deputy

    Original URL path: http://www.nyelectedofficials.org/rochester-city-councilmembers-and-local-officials-among-600-elected-officials-raising-concerns-about-true-costs-of-fracking/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Elected Officials to Protect New York
    officials we re concerned about the costs of fracking Buffalo Councilmember Majority Leader Demone Smith Buffalo was the first city in New York State and one of the first in the nation to pass a bill to ban fracking Now we re calling on New York State to ensure that all New Yorkers are protected The elected officials raised concerns about the negative socioeconomic impacts of fracking and how fracking could jeopardize the economic well being of municipalities and local economies across the state New York s upstate economy is built on agriculture tourism a strong real estate industry and small businesses all of which could be negatively impacted by fracking Yet the Department of Environmental Conservation s study consisted of only a one sided review of the economic impacts of fracking looking at potential benefits but entirely neglecting the negative socioeconomic impacts More than a year ago DEC Commissioner Martens acknowledged that the state s economic analysis was inadequate yet with a decision nearing this serious shortcoming has not been addressed Meanwhile the gas industry s own claims of economic benefits such as job creation are seriously in doubt For instance an independent study from the Keystone Research Center that found fracking only contributed 5 669 jobs in Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2010 and that the gas industry s claim of creating over 48 000 jobs during that period is far from true Data from other parts of the country such as Wyoming show that crime rates have risen with the influx of fracking leaving municipalities concerned about impacts on public safety Meanwhile the NYS Department of Transportation estimates that fracking would result in increased in heavy traffic 6 790 truck trips per well according to the DEC which would equal yearly road damage of 211 million to 378 million East Aurora Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Weberg said Fracking puts our quality of life our property values and the tourism that our businesses rely on at risk The degradation to our land air and water and the huge increase in truck traffic that accompanies hydraulic fracturing would threaten to unravel everything that so many have worked so hard to create and protect The true costs of fracking will be borne by the communities the energy companies will make off with their profits after providing short term jobs without accountability for the impacts that will emerge slowly and will be present for generations Additionally in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee potential impacts from climate change are a concern to municipalities Fracking releases methane a greenhouse gas that is 100 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period Fracking will worsen climate change when we re already paying for damage from stronger storms Our communities in the Southern Tier are still recovering from Tropical Storm Lee which caused over 1 billion in damage said Dominic Frongillo Deputy Town Supervisor in Caroline Taxpayers are stuck paying the bill How much more will fracking cost

    Original URL path: http://www.nyelectedofficials.org/buffalo-city-councilmembers-and-local-officials-among-600-elected-officials-raising-concerns-about-true-costs-of-fracking/ (2016-04-25)
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