The Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (DRAC) was created in the spring of 2009 by Dryden, NY, residents concerned about the possible upcoming consequences that high-volume, slick-water hydrofracturing of gas wells drilled into the Marcellus Shale may bring, not only to our own neighborhoods but also to the southern New York area, and more generally, to “shale play” areas around the country where drilling is already in progress. We have addressed the Dryden Town Board (see contacts on our home page) with our concerns, assisted the Dryden Town Board members in writing comments on the dSGEIS (draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement) that were submitted to the NY DEC in December ’09, and have held and/or sponsored a number of public forums to inform and involve the community. Supported by the Dryden Town Board, we have formed a stream monitoring group in association with the Community Science Institute in Ithaca, NY. We participate in various county-wide and out of county efforts to safeguard the region’s water, air, and soil resources and, more generally, an environment in which people, animals, and plants can live and flourish.
DRAC is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Dryden’s natural resources. We value and encourage participation by people who support that objective and we especially welcome people who have not been involved in these issues before. We do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s ability, age, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, or sexuality.