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A Dimming American Dream - by Richard Laskey

From PressConnects.com of Greater Binghamton

I was born in 1945. I remember as a little boy how my mother and father would say with pride that they were American citizens. They would tell how difficult it was to come to this country not knowing the language, with little education, and not having any real contacts.

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Not expanding drilling may cost U.S. $2.4 trillion

Tom Doggett (REUTERS)
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:34am EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy will lose $2.4 trillion over the next two decades if the federal government does not allow oil and natural gas drilling in restricted onshore lands and in offshore areas previously closed to energy companies, according to a new study released on Monday.

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CNY Landowner Coalition - Important Meeting on April 10th

Important CNY Landowner’s Coalition Meetings
April 10th, 2010
Unadilla Valley Central School
9:30am & 1:30pm

The Central New York Landowner’s Coalition is hosting very important meetings at the Unadilla Valley Central School at 4238 State Highway 8 New Berlin, NY 13411 on Saturday, April 10th, 2010. All coalition members are strongly urged to attend, however, the meetings are open to all who have interest.

These meetings are extremely important since they cover three significant items:

Multiple pays yield gas in [Upstate] New York

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 27 -- Gastem Inc., Montreal, found gas in one sand and two shales with good thickness at its first well in a planned drilling program on 35,000 acres in western New York.

The Ross-1 vertical well in Otsego County yielded gas from Ordovician Utica shale, Silurian Oneida sand, and Devonian Marcellus shale, the company said. TD is 4,950 ft. The three zones “will be the subject of extensive programs in the coming months,” the company said.

Fracturing Fluids Explained.

Excellent graphic depicting what is actually in the fracking fluids.

Here's the PDF.

Let’s Polka! PA House Resolution Reaffirms State’s Ability to Regulate Shale Gas

January 27, 2010
Jeff Eshelman; jeff@energyindepth.org; (202) 857-4774 *** Chris Tucker; chris@energyindepth.org; (202) 346-8825

Democrats and Republicans from western PA confirm, applaud state’s stringent regulatory standards

Video from Albany Rally

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Ross 1 Initial Results


Press Release Source: Gastem Inc. On Wednesday January 27, 2010, 10:32 am EST
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2010) - Gastem (TSX VENTURE:GMR - News) is pleased to announce that the Ross No.1 vertical well was successfully completed and produced a sustained linear gas flow. All three zones of interest, namely the Marcellus Shale, the Oneida Sand and the Utica Shale produced gas, have good thickness and will be the subject of extensive programs in the coming months.

Water Resources Webinar Series

Penn State Ag Sciences News 1/19/10

Water testing near gas-drilling sites first of five water-quality webinars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Water quality and water conservation will be the focus of five Web-based seminars produced by Penn State Cooperative Extension this spring. Topics will include water testing, septic systems, managing ponds and lakes, and safe drinking water.

Great Statements

Chu on This: Energy Secretary Says Hydraulic Fracturing “Can Be Done Responsibly” – Wants to Know Why Anyone Would “Want to Ban It.”



There are 194,500 acres represented in the Coalition as of 8/18/2010. The latest gas offers in New York State are $3000/acre with 20% royalties.

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