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Published on Nov 20, 2011
Financial analyst Deborah Rogers has served on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2008. She was appointed in 2011 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to a task force reviewing placement of air monitors in the Barnett Shale region in light of air quality concerns brought about by the natural gas operations in North Texas. She joined a regional steering committee for the Oil and Gas Accountability Project (OGAP) in 2011 with responsibility for economic questions.
Ms. Rogers got involved in natural gas when she learned that an energy company planned 12 high impact wells next to her property, Deborah's Farmstead, a nationally recognized artisanal cheese-making dairy. Her website, Energy Policy Forum (http://energypolicyforum.com/), discusses the complex problems inherent in shale gas.
In September 2011, New York State issued a second draft generic environmental impact statement, as well as proposed regulations to guide hydro-fracking drilling in New York. The comment period is still open, so New Yorkers need to inform themselves on this issue and make their views and concerns known to the Department of Environmental Conservation.
This event is sponsored by the St. Lawrence County League of Women Voters, along with community partners: AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch, the Center for Excellence in Communication and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University, the Sustainable Living Project, SUNY Potsdam's Environmental Studies Program and Middle Ground, the SUNY Potsdam environmental club.