Date(s) - 02/14/18
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wiiliam H Rogers Bldg
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Impacts of the Proposed Federal Offshore Drilling Authorization on New York
PURPOSE: To examine the impacts of a federal offshore natural gas and oil lease authorization on New York’s environment.
On January 4, 2018, the United States Department of the Interior announced plans for the expansion of natural gas and oil drilling through the potential lease of acreage in federal
offshore areas such as the Atlantic Region, which includes New York State. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the implications for New York’s environment, including but not limited to,
water quality, coastal management, fishery impacts, and the potential for increased oil spills and pollution if such lease authorizations and subsequent drilling occur.
Assembly Member Steve Englebright -Chair of The Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
Assembly Member Christine Pellegrino – Chair of The Assembly Legislative Commission on Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes
Assembly Member Anthony D’Urso – Chair of The Assembly Long Island Sound Task Force
Public Hearing Notice – http://assembly.state.ny.us/write/upload/publichearing/20180124.pdf