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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

Natural Gas Drilling

Our Chapter has submitted formal comments to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on draft regulations for water use and disposal for hydrofracking gas wells. The DRBC is an interstate agency that oversees ground and surface waters in the Delaware River basin, which includes much of Delaware County, NY.

The DOAS comments follow our position paper, which concludes that: “Even with the most stringent controls and oversight, this activity is an unacceptable danger to our planet, with no environmental benefits. As such, we oppose hydrofracturing gas exploration and production in our region and elsewhere.”

DOAS Comments on Delaware River Basin Commission Draft Natural Gas Development Regulations (2/22/11)

Natural Gas Drilling Update (8/30/10)

NYS DEC Gas Drilling SGEIS Scope (Draft)
DOAS comments (11/21/08)

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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815

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