Climate Scandal

On June 29, 2012, it was revealed in Metroland that Brad Field, director of DEC’s Division of Mineral Resources, does not believe in global warming or the danger of methane. Outrageously, Brad Field is a signer of the Global Warming Petition, which in part states that, “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.” As a director of the lead agency in writing the fracking review and regulations, Brad Field’s disregard for science further undermines any legitimacy the SGEIS and the DEC’s review of fracking might have had. Additionally, Brad Field’s position is directly in opposition to New York’s Climate Action Plan. Read more here: