July 12, 2011

Tonight: what drilling might look like in Dryden

Repeating an older announcement:

Tuesday, July 12th
Dryden VFW
2272 Dryden Road (Rt. 13)

Presenters from the Tompkins County Council of Governments Task Force on Gas Drilling:

  • Darby Kiley - Tompkins County Planner

  • Art Peace - Task Force Member

Looking Down From Above: What Gas Drilling Sites Might Look Like in the Town of Dryden

How many gas wells could there be and where could they be placed?

This informational "Mapping Project" is a result of planning done by the Tompkins County Council of Governments and is presented for the purpose of getting current information to Dryden residents.

  • See aerial views of landscapes in states where drilling is active.

  • Envision where well pads might go in Tompkins County and the Town of Dryden given 40 acre drilling units versus 640 acre units.

  • Referring to currently proposed NYS DEC regulations, see well placement possibilities as they relate to houses, streams, steep slopes and schools.

  • Understand how access roads and pipelines affect the landscape.

This looks to me like it focuses on what will happen if hydrofracking comes rather than what might happen (spills, etc.), which is a key piece of the story I don't think gets told often enough.

Posted by simon at July 12, 2011 6:54 AM in
Note on photos


Mitch said:

Though I regret missing tonight's presentation, I think the slides are available here, http://www.tompkins-co.org/tccog/Gas_Drilling/Focus_Groups/Mapping.html , very interesting, and though Art Peace would be an awesome Ithaca name, I think the mapping Chair is Pearce.