Thursday, Nov 19th, there will be a public hearing -- on the DEC's dSGEIS on gas drilling -- at the State Theatre at 107 W. State St. It formally starts at 7:00. HOWEVER, sign-ups will start at 6:00, so that people can speak in the order they've signed up.
As an organic farmer and a local foods advocate, I hope the DEC and our elected officials will preserve our other natural resources: water, air and land, so that generations after us will be able to farm and preserve food in the foodshed we share.
Do your best to get there at 6:00! Apparently, other DEC hearings have seen busloads be driven in from landowner coalitions, and it would be a shame to have local people be squeezed out.
There's also a rally on the Commons starting at 4:30 sponsored by Shaleshock.
Attached are two rich resources to help you with your own statement. Thanks to Helen Slottje for being such an incredible resource!