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December 12, 2011. The Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua, NY. Video by Cris McConkey.Â Community organizers met at the hotel bar following the NYS Senate hearing on waste produced by hydraulic fracturing to discuss what happened, and what did not.Â The hearing was sponsored by New York State Senators Mark Grisanti and Patrick Gallivan, who found the format of the DEC sponsored hearings on the SGEIS lacking.Â However, the hearing was poorly publicized, and largely taken up by those making pitches for various recycling technologies.Â Interspersed were brilliant statements byÂ John Wood, Legal Fellow with the Natural Resources Defense Council;Â Katherine Nadeau, Water & Natural Resources Program Director for Environmental Advocates of New York; Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, Environmental Biologist and author;Â and Walter Hang, president of Toxics Targeting,Â who, among others, saved the day from being one long infomercial.Â Well, not quite.Â NYS DEC Deputy Commissioner forÂ Remediation and Materials Management, Eugene Leff, was the first speaker and spent nearly an hour and a half addressing and responding to the senators.
After, we had a lot to talk about:Â the questionable economics of pre-treating flowback and produced water; injection wells; fresh water withdrawal; the narrow focus on recycling technologies; questions of DECâ€™s proposed waste manifest system, transparency and DEC staffing.Â All of which is referenced with cut-aways to the hering itself, as well as other video footage.Â As video editor, I took my cues from the participants, who included:Â Gudrun Scott,Â with the Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group; Rachel Treichler, with Citizens For Healthy Communities; and Bob Thompson and Jaime Carestio, with Frack Free Genesee.
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