The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) released a ten point document criticizing the SGEIS. This is the first in a two part series examining that document which serves as an example of why environmental activists are having difficulty maintaining support in New York.
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, watching the debate over natural gas development in New York it becomes apparent anti-natural gas ideologues are at the end of the road. Unable to gain traction on their claims, they are now recycling debunked talking points and bringing in clean-up hitters like Josh Fox in an attempt to scare Governor Cuomo like they have tried with everyone else. Luckily, the truth always prevails and the Governor is too smart to be bullied, especially by the likes of Fox and friends.
The latest effort, put forward by Environmental Working Group and the shell group Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, both funded by the Park Foundation, is exemplified in “Ten Problems with New York’s Shale Gas Drilling Plan.” All of the claims in this have been addressed before but they are worth revisiting.