Thursday, May 20, 2010


This press notice is being posted as an FYI for those interested in events related to Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling.


    Coverage Requested:

    of what might prove to be a contentious meeting of Cochecton (Sullivan County ) Planning Board which is proposing to change local zoning to permit Marcellus Shale gas drilling in 90% of town plus allow for building of man camps for gas workers.
    Local group, Keep Cochecton Green, is urging townspeople on both sides of the drilling controversy to attend meeting to question this change.

    Thursday, May 27, 7PM
                    Cochecton Town Hall (845 932 8360)
                    CR 16, Lake Huntington, New York

    Contact: Grace van Hulsteyn
                   845 932-8910
                   212 663 3457

    Text of group's mailing to Cochecton residents:

                 Keep Cochecton Green
                              P.O. Box 253
                                                  Cochecton, New York 12726

     Did you know that the town of Cochecton is in the process of changing its zoning plan to expressly allow horizontal hydrofracture drilling for natural gas in 90% of the town?  No other town in our area has taken such a radical step, which we believe could overwhelm the community, just as Dimock, Pennsylvania has been overwhelmed.

     However you feel about gas drilling, ATTEND THE PLANNING BOARD MEETING on May 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.  Learn the facts. Express your views.