Tomorrow, June 14, the NYS Assembly considers moratorium on drilling!

We are on the verge of getting the State Legislature to require NYS to wait for the EPA study of high volume hydrofracking to be completed, before allowing exploitation of the Marcellus Shale. The Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee has passed the Englebright/Addabbo bill (S7592A), for a moratorium until the EPA study is done, but the Senate Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Committee is stuck on “not sure”!

The EnCon Committee WILL MEET TOMORROW (Monday, June 14) AT NOON. Your call is critical, into their office answering machines today or to staff answering the phones tomorrow morning. WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! They will consider Sen. Antoine Thompson’s “compromise” bill for a one-year moratorium, not tied to the EPA study. MESSAGE: WE NEED THEM TO CONSIDER and APPROVE THE ADDABBO BILL INSTEAD!!!

Simple message: Do the science before the drilling. The EPA study is a “freebie” for New York; why wouldn’t we wait until that research is done to guide what we do?


Attached are the telephone and fax numbers of the 14 members of the EnCon Committee – call/fax them first, then contact your own Assembyperson/Senator as well:

Antoine Thompson, Chair P: 518-455-3371
F: 518-426-6969

Brian X. Foley tel – 518-455-2303
fax – 518-426-6825

Owen H. Johnson Tel: (518) 455-3411

Vincent L. Leibell Phone: (518) 455-3111
Fax: (518) 426-6977

Betty Little Phone: (518) 455-2811

Carl L Marcellino phone: (518) 455-2390

Suzi Oppenheimer phone: 518-455-2031

Frank Padavan Phone: (518) 455-3381
Fax: (518) 455-2008

Kevin S. Parker Tel: (518) 455-2580
Fax: (518) 426-6843

Bill Perkins Phone: 518-455-2441

Eric T. Schneiderman Phone: (518) 455-2041
Fax: (518) 426-6847

José M. Serrano Tel: (518) 455-2795
Fax: (518) 426-6886

Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Tel.) (518) 455-2585
(Fax) (518) 426-6811

Catharine Young phone: (518) 455-3563
fax: (518) 426-6905

Of these folks, co-sponsors of the Addabbo bill are Oppenheimer, Perkins, Schneiderman, and Serrano. If you can make a quick call to their offices to thank them for their support, that would be great!

After you’ve made those calls (THANK YOU!) it’s time to put pressure on our own local senators. FIND YOUR SENATOR at


Information on Sen. Antoine Thompson’s proposal (S8129) for a 1-year moratorium is at At the bottom of the page you can add YOUR comments on this legislation.



















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