Position Statement: In hydraulic fracturing we have identified a key threat to the Cayuga Lake Watershed. 

Findings: 

  • A growing body of science indicates that shale gas extraction would contaminate our fresh waters, pollute our air, negatively impact sustainable livelihoods and our local economy, and aggravate climate change. 
  • Development of shale gas would also forestall the growth of the renewable energy sector that offers to bolster our economic vitality and curtail greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • We oppose the continuation of hydraulic fracturing and urge immediate emphasis on an energy policy that promotes conservation and renewable energy sources.
  • Impacts to: Water; Economy: Global Climate and Hydrologic Cycle; Health. 
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