The Department of Environmental Conservation began holding hearings on the proposed regulations that would govern natural gas drilling. New Yorkers have watched closely as fracking has unfolded in Pennsylvania and some are wary that environmental abuses could happen here–while others are eager for the economic boom drilling could bring. WSKG streamed the hearings live on the web from Dansville and Binghamton, and provides the archived audio below. An earlier, “unofficial” hearing in Oneonta was not streamed live but is archived for listening below:
Oneonta, NY “unofficial” hearing, Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00 pm, Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta
Incomplete audio from the unofficial public hearing on the dSGEIS… Due to technical difficulties, the file ends after three hours, two minutes, fifty seconds… before the final two speakers. The Oneonta hearing file is free to use and remix for non-commercial purposes with attribution as follows: (CC-BY-NC 2011) William Huston / Shaleshock Media
Dansville, NY hearing, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1pm – 4pm:
Dansville, NY hearing, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6pm – 10pm:
Binghamton, NY hearing, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1pm – 4pm: (note, though the gentleman introducing the speakers says “tonight” this is indeed the afternoon session)
Binghamton, NY hearing, Thursday, Nov. 17, 6pm – 10pm: NOTE: WSKG Radio will broadcast the evening portion of the Binghamton DEC hearing Wednesday, 11/23, at 7:00pm.
Ithaca, NY “unofficial” hearing, Thursday, Dec. 1, 7pm-11pm:
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