Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (Oct 4):
Natural gas quest: Technical report carving deep divisions between gas companies and industry critics
The eco-nuts are in a snit over the Department of Enviromental Conservation’s proposed new Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York State. As previously posted on Marcellus Drilling News, in a cursory glance at the proposed new rules for New York, I believe the rules are somewhat over-restrictive, but not as bad as they could be. It appears the eco-nuts read it the same way and this article, authored by eco-nut stenographer Tom Wilbur (who dutifully “reports” the anti-drilling side in every article he writes), chronicles the apoplexy going on inside the eco-nut movement. I am encouraged. Let’s hope the New York DEC quickly adopts the SGEIC so drilling can finally begin.
Likewise, let’s hope Maurice Hinchey (Democrat Congressman from Upstate New York) is unsuccessful in passing a bill in Congress that would effectively bring control of all gas drilling under the jurisdiction of the rogue Environmental Protection Agency under the guise that the EPA is the only agency who can properly protect drinking water supplies. It is an attempt by the federal government to grab power away from the states. New York (and all states) must resist this legislation. Beat back the eco-nuts! Let the drilling begin.