Hon. Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York State
State Capitol Building, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12247
Dear Governor Cuomo:
In response to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) release of the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), I would like to thank you, DEC Commissioner Martens, and all of the DEC scientists and staff for the commitment, diligence, and hard work they devoted to preparing the document.
I see this release as a very positive step towards enjoying the protections, prosperity, and benefits that safe and responsible Natural Gas development will bring to New York’s communities. I look forward to reviewing the changes that have been made to the document in the weeks to come and offering rational, science based substantive comments as deemed necessary to protect our homes, lands and the environment.
It is my sincere hope that the remainder of the SGEIS review process and final approval will be expedited and allowed to proceed without any undue delays so that New York can prove that environmental protection and economic development are not just compatible, but mutually beneficial. Thank you.