Senator Thompson Seeking Input on Gas Drilling in Marcellus Shale. "Roundtable to discuss the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Impact Statement governing natural gas drilling."

Antoine M Thompson

November 4, 2009

News From the
New York State Senate
Standing Committee On Environmental Conservation



Contact: Rashied McDuffie
(518) 455-3371

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D- Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), Chair of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee announced a roundtable to solicit input and obtain feedback from the public on gas drilling in Marcellus Shale.

“ We must sensibly examine the issues surrounding gas drilling in Marcellus Shale and the impact that it might have on New York’s economy and environment before making a determination. This roundtable will identify ways of accomplishing these tasks,” stated Thompson.

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
Chair: Senator Antoine M. Thompson
Roundtable: To discuss Marcellus Shale
Place: 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, NY
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Time: 11am - 1pm

The roundtable is open to the public to both attend and participate. Depending on the number of people wishing to participate, some may be asked to provide written testimony, rather than participate. Those wishing to participate are asked to contact Mr. Rashied McDuffie, Director of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee at (518) 455-3371 or All media inquiries should be directed to Heather Zeisz at (716) 854-8705.