As stated on the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website:

The Department has released the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing to develop the Marcellus Shale.

As most shale-watchers out there know, there’s a public comment period on this puppy, which ends November 30.

At this stage, it is important to get to fundamentals about what public comments (and public hearings) are really for. These matters will be addressed in upcoming posts, as a prelude to digging in to this material.