"Some of what we recommend falls into the category of changing our philosophical approach to planning and development--becoming proactive rather than reactive." Town of Hurley Comprehensive Plan-Action Steps, Page 1
Welcome to Sustainable Hurley!
Sustainable Hurley is a group of New York residents and taxpayers from Hurley, West Hurley, and Glenford who are passionate about preserving the local environment, protecting public health and welfare, and dedicated to making Hurley a safe, sustainable town.
We invite all Hurley residents and taxpayers interested in issues of sustainability to join us in this work.
Our first goal is to work for a zoning ordinance that bans hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking," and related activities in Hurley.
If you support these objectives, and are interested in getting frequent updates, please "Like" us on our Facebook Page!
If you are a already a participant in our activities, or interested in becoming more involved, request to join the Sustainable Hurley Facebook group page.
Fracking - Does Hurley Enjoy Watershed Protection?
This map with the Catksill Watershed boundary (red) and a generous 4,000 setback on both sides of the Esopus (blue), suggests that the town's center, plus southern and north eastern ends, remain outside the speculated "protected" zone, about 50-60% of the town's land mass.
Click the link below to view the full map:
To view the extent of the Marcellus and Utica shale fields under Hurley, open the link, zoom out, select "layers" from the menu at the top of your screen, and check the features you wish to add.
Sign Our Petition!
Please read and consider signing our petition to support a change in Hurley's zoning ordinance that bans fracking and related activities in the township!
Town Board Agenda Meeting: Monday, April 21, 6:00 PM - Town Hall
Town Board Meeting: Monday, April 28, 7:00 PM - Town Hall
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Board Sees No Current Need For Fracking Moratorium
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