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 “Eyes on Drilling” Tipline
The Environmental Protection Agency launched the “Eyes on Drilling” tipline for citizens to report non-emergency suspicious activity related to oil and natural gas development.
The EPA is asking citizens to call 1-877-919-4EPA (toll free) if they observe what appears to be illegal disposal of wastes or other suspicious activity. Anyone may also send reports by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens may provide tips anonymously if they don’t want to identify themselves.
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.
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