Elected Officials to Protect New York Firmly Calls for Extended Moratorium on Fracking in New Letter to Governor Cuomo from 140+ Officials

Elected Officials to Protect New York Firmly Calls for Extended Moratorium on Fracking in New Letter to Governor Cuomo from 140+ Officials

Following Cuomo Announcement that Fracking Decision Coming at End of Year, Elected Officials Release Letter at Syracuse Press Conference: Scientific Evidence, Serious Risks Demonstrate the Imperative of Minimum Three 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 …

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Statement on Court of Appeals Fracking Decision by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer & Elected Officials to Protect New York

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 …

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800+ Elected Officials Group Releases Municipal Resolutions Passed Across State Urging Caution on Fracking, Support for Renewable Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2014

800+ Elected Officials Group Releases Municipal Resolutions Passed Across State Urging Caution on Fracking, Support for Renewable Energy

Albany, Cooperstown, Syracuse among Municipalities that have Passed Resolution

Albany – Over the past months, Elected Officials to Protect New York – a group of more than 800 local elected officials from all 62 New York State counties – have passed resolutions in municipalities across the state urging renewed caution on fracking and touting municipal support for the growing opportunities presented by renewable energy for …

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Elected Officials to Protect New York Statement on Governor’s NY Sun Investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2013
Contact: Dominic Frongillo, 607-351-7478

 

Elected Officials to Protect New York Statement on Governor’s NY Sun Investment

Statement from Susan Zimet, New Paltz Town Supervisor, on behalf of Elected Officials to Protect NY, a bipartisan group of 750 local elected officials from all 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 …

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Elected Officials to Protect New York Statement about NYS Assembly Fracking Moratorium

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2013

 

Contact: Dominic Frongillo, dominic.frongillo@gmail.com, 607-351-7478

 

Elected Officials to Protect New York Statement about NYS Assembly Fracking Moratorium

 

Statement by Dominic Frongillo, Town of Caroline Deputy Supervisor, on 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. …

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Elected Officials to Protect NY Declares Fracking a New Unfunded Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2013
Contact: Martha Robertson, 607-592-3119, mrobertson@tompkins-co.org

Word Document of the Release

Elected Officials to Protect NY Declares Fracking a New Unfunded Mandate

Electeds Officials Cite Fracking as Unfunded Mandate, Reveal Communications with the Governor’s Office and DEC, Deliver Letter to Governor Cuomo Discrediting Speculated Ten to Forty Well Demonstration Project.

(Albany) – On the heels of a statement from the New York State Association of Counties calling fracking a new mandate and questioning how fracking will impact municipal budgets, Elected Officials to Protect …

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Rochester City Councilmembers and Local Officials among 600+ Elected Officials Raising Concerns about True Costs of Fracking

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 …

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Buffalo City Councilmembers and Local Officials among 600+ Elected Officials Raising Concerns about True Costs of Fracking

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 …

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Elected Officials Question Comment Period on Fracking Regulations and Lack of Public Participation in Review of Fracking’s Health Impacts

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 …

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Release: Elected Officials’ Letter to Cuomo – Fracking Regs & Good Government

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 be unable to respond at all to these critical regulations under the current 30-day comment period.

Here is our open letter.
Here is our letter from December …

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