Fracking in New York: A Donor Briefing

Thursday, July 19, 2012 -
8:45am to 10:45am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Large parts of New York sit atop the Marcellus Shale formation, and the oil and gas industry has been aggressively pushing for Governor Cuomo to open up New York to fracking. Governor Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued draft regulations last summer that would open up a large percentage of the state to fracking. Thanks to grassroots organizing, the DEC received almost 70,000 public comments on their draft regulations and is currently reading through the comments. Governor Cuomo and the DEC could come out with their final regulations at any time. The entire nation is watching to see what happens in New York.
Hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals across the state have been working to stop fracking and a new coalition called New Yorkers Against Fracking was formed in March of this year.  In addition, there are other efforts to monitor the environmental review process and ensure that the State develops the strongest possible regulatory framework and identify resources for enforcing it.


  • Problems with hydrofracking in New York and about the movement that is being built to stop it
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by  New York Community Trust, Sherman Foundation and North Star Fund, in collaboration with Grace Communications Foundation, 11th hour project, and Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA).

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