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Natural Gas Drilling - Get Involved

Gas Drilling in NYC Watershed is an unacceptable risk to New York's water supply. Such drilling would wreak havoc on the environment, contaminating surface and groundwater supplies, and damaging the watershed.

Contact Your Representatives

Let your elected officials know your stand on gas drilling in the watershed. New York State Board of Elections Web site features an interactive map for you to find out who your elected officials are.

Look up your elected officials

Contact the Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is concerned with natural gas drilling and issues involving water supply, water quality, wastewater treatment operations, local and regional air quality, management of naturally occurring radioactive materials disturbed during drilling, cumulative environmental impacts, and the New York City watershed. Contact the EPA to voice your concerns by visiting the EPA website.

EPA Report a Violation System

As of October 1, 2012, all non-emergency shale gas and energy extraction tips and complaints can be entered into the national Report a Violation systems tip intake form rather than through Eyes-on-Drilling. Report a Violation replaces Eyes-on-Drilling and will enable faster, more accurate tracking and resolution of tips and complaints related to shale gas and energy extraction throughout the Region.

In the event of an emergency, such as a spill or release of hazardous material, including oil, to the environment, citizens are advised to call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

Keep Informed with DEP Updates

DEP would like to send you information and updates regarding Natural Gas Drilling in the Watershed. To subscribe to periodic emails on this subject click here.