"I see an America whose rivers and valleys and lakes, hills and streams and plains; the mountains over our land and nature's wealth deep under the earth, are protected as the rightful heritage of all the people." -FDR
Welcome to Sustainable Hurley!
Sustainable Hurley is a group composed of local residents from Hurley, West Hurley, and Glenford who are passionate about local environmental protection and public health, and are dedicated to making Hurley a more safe and sustainably-sound township.
We invite all Hurley residents and taxpayers interested in issues of sustainability to either join or support Sustainable Hurley.
Our first agenda item is to work for a zoning ordinance that bans hydraulic fracking, also commonly known as "fracking," and related activities in the township.
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If you are a member of the Sustainable Hurley group of organizers, or are interested in becoming more involved, request to join the Sustainable Hurley Facebook group page.
Sustainable Hurley report on Candidates Questionnaire
Sustainable Hurley is pleased to report that all six candidates for public office in the Town of Hurley, including Gary Bellows, Tracy Kellogg, Janet Briggs, Ashley Dittus, Marie Shultis, and Barbara Zell, have responded thoughtfully and positively to our recent questionnaire.
We asked them: 1.Given the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan to promote and enhance the rural nature of Hurley and to protect its water, do you favor a zoning amendment that would prohibit heavy industry such as hydrofracturing and use of its waste and related byproducts within Hurley? 2. Do you favor protecting the people of Hurley by putting in place an immediate moratorium on fracking and all related activities and products? 3. If elected, or reelected, will you work to have a zoning amendment banning fracking in place within a year of your election? 4. As a town board member will you actively pursue implementation of all aspects of the Comprehensive Plan throughout the township?
Their responses uniformly supported Sustainable Hurley’s efforts to prohibit hydraulic fracturing and related processes in the Town of Hurley. The candidates' comments elaborating their positions can be viewed at: http://sustainablehurley.org/resources.html.
Sustainable Hurley would like to thank all the candidates for taking time to answer the questionnaire. We believe the responses will help Hurley residents better understand the positions of Hurley candidates on these vital matters.
We have collected 220 petitions to ban fracking that have been presented to the Hurley Town Board.
Sustainable Hurley is on the front page of today's Daily Freeman! Check it out: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2013/07/18/news/doc51e6d60a68555543716944.txt