Re: Comments on the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State
MSC White Paper on Source Determinations for the Oil and Gas Industry for Transmittal to BAQ Version 2
Read the letter sent to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on July 14, 2011.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), I write to you today to express our commitment to meet the call of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to halt the delivery of flowback and produced water from shale gas extraction to the facilities that currently accept it under special provisions of last year’s Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) regulations. Our members are carefully reviewing their operations and support achieving this milestone by May 19, 2011. The MSC shares the DEP’s dedication to the protection of public water supplies and is taking this action as a clear demonstration of that commitment. This decision is a further reflection of our Guiding Principles for responsible natural gas production – including our focus on state of the art environmental protections and increased transparency in our operations throughout the Commonwealth.