Atlantic Chapter Official Fracking Position Statement

The Atlantic Chapter opposes unconventional gas extraction practices in New York State as it is now practiced, and as it is proposed in the dSGEIS, because such practices and proposals: 

- endanger water supplies and critical watersheds;
- imperil human health;
- seriously damage important wild land resources;
- significantly increase habitat fragmentation;
- use fracking fluids that pose unacceptable toxic risks;
- do not disclose the identity and volume of fracking fluids;
- do not properly treat, manage, and account for fracking fluids, drilling muds, and wastewater;
- do not adequately protect drinking water aquifers and surface waters from contamination; and
- will cause violations of air quality standards, individually and cumulatively