Critical data on fracking concealed from public in US

In September of 2011, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the Revised Draft SGEIS (Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement) on the Oil, Gas and solution Mining Regulatory Program.

“DEC received more than 13,000 public comments on the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) issued in September 2009. The Draft SGEIS addresses permit conditions required for gas drilling in Marcellus Shale and other areas of the State.

In response to issues raised, DEC has prepared a Revised Draft SGEIS. As of September 7, 2011, the document was available for public review. To help those interested in understanding the issues involving horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing, several fact sheets were also available.”


A key piece of text addressing the migration of fluids from lower formations to overlying formations was concealed in the official SGEIS document released to the public:

ICF consultants original

Original document from consultants

NYS DEC logo and doc

Logo and report header on NYS DEC website

Concealed text

The concealment – SGEIS document issued with 1.2.3 (Appendix 11, Page 1359 blanked out) – NOTICE PARA 1.2.3 IS MISSING



























The document released can be found at:

See page 1359, Appendix 11. Paragraph 1.2.3 is blanked out.

Questions that we should be asking:

1. Does this move at all towards establishing a case of how government and big oil and gas work together to manipulate and conceal information from the public?

2. Does this move at all towards establishing a reasonable basis of mistrust from environmental movements towards government when big oil and gas issues are at play?

3. Does this move at all towards countering the industry litany of “In more than 1 million wells over 60 years, we are not aware of even one case of contamination as a result of hydraulic fracturing”?

Here is another piece of evidence:

During a recent visit to PA, I filmed the Sautner residence. The video footage and my observations, as well as what I was told are in the first of TKAG’s  ‘Exploring the Truth’ videos. Episode 1 will be released to the public on September 21 at the Nieu Bethesda Art Festival, Eastern Cape. 

TKAG looks forward to the response of government, oil and gas and the proponents of shale gas mining …

A letter to Craig Sautner Carter Rd, Dimock County, PA, from the DEP in PA.

A letter to Craig Sautner Carter Rd, Dimock County, PA, from the DEP in PA.

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