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EPA Public Meetings Postponed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Syracuse meeting, originally scheduled for this Thursday, August 12th at the Oncenter Complex Convention Center, as been cancelled. The Agency now intends to hold a new public meeting on the study in upstate New York in September and will announce the location as soon as it is confirmed.

The EPA stated it was forced to cancel this meeting following a conversation this morning with the Onondaga County Executive’s office, during which they expressed concerns about the ability to complete preparations for the meeting on such short notice. The last minute change to Syracuse was caused by Binghamton University taking several actions to dissuade EPA from holding the meetings at their campus including increasing the cost from $6,000 to almost $40,000.

Riverkeeper will stay on top of the situation and will continue to keep the Don’t Frack community posted about new information.

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