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Antis Want Town Bans On Drilling

Anti Gas – Anti Growth – Anti Prosperity

They Are Coming To Your Town




Sensing defeat on the state level, local anti-gas groups are putting the pressure on local town boards to strip landowners of their rights to the full value of their properties.  Chenango County towns of Afton and Guilford and Otsego County towns of Butternuts, Middlefield, Otsego and Springfield have all been targeted by the anti-gas activist movement.  And if your town isn’t listed above, don’t think that it’s not on the agenda of the extreme environmentalists.

A Video, A Veto and A Well Tour

It’s Good News All The Way Around For Gas Drilling

Since our last newsletter, there has been positive news for those who desire gas drilling to ramp up in New York.  First of all, your votes greatly influenced some critical elections in our state.  Because of your voting voice we will have more elected officials in New York that are willing to represent landowners rights and interests than in previous years.  Beyond the elections of November, we want to highlight a few positive developments that you will want to know about – you can read about them below. 

Thanks for partnering with the Central New York Landowner’s Coalition.  From everyone on the coalition committee, have a very Merry Christmas and enjoyable holidays!

Brian Conover


That’s right!!  On the homepage of our website you’ll find a link to our latest video update.  This update contains a lot of the content shown at our 6 regional meetings

Take 3 Minutes To Help Save Natural Gas Drilling in NY

We need you and your family to do this immediately

URGENT!! Please take three minutes right now to go to the website link below and send an urgent letter to our NY lawmakers.


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Even the NY Times calls "Gasland" flawed.

"It’s one-sided, flawed and personal in the Michael Moore mode..." -- Peter Applebome, NY Times

Read the full review here:


Media coverage of the Albany rally

Environmental, gas groups spar over Marcellus Shale drilling


Elmira Star Gazette

ALBANY -- Environmentalists descended on the Capitol this week to push a bill that would prohibit issuing natural-gas-drilling permits in New York's Marcellus Shale until a federal study is complete, but a group of drilling advocates called the proposal "unnecessary." 

Natural-gas companies and some landowners are eager to begin drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation, which stretches across many of the northeastern states and is rich with natural gas. But some are worried about the potential impact of using hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking, to help extract the gas.

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Chenango leaders highlight economic growth through natural gas development

By: Tyler Murphy, Sun Staff Writer 
Published: May 14th, 2010

NORWICH – Standing in front of the Chenango County Courthouse Thursday, gas company representatives along with local government and business officials passed $656,923 worth of symbolic checks at a press conference highlighting the 2009 tax revenue gained from natural gas development.

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To the editor: Drilling foes debate old questions

By The Post-Standard

May 14, 2010, 7:24AM

By Brad Gill
Executive director of Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York

080305gasheads1sdc.JPGBrad Gill, executive director of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York.The series of anti-drilling letters that ran April 21 demonstrate the inability or unwillingness of some people to educate themselves on the facts regarding natural gas exploration.

First, to call an advertisement by the American Petroleum Institute “propaganda,” is laughable in light of the misinformation being fed to these same fact-starved people by environmental groups who create this frenzy of fear and then ask for your donations to help make it go away.

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Some scientists say hydrofracking benefits outweigh risks

By Nicholas McCrea

May 02, 2010, 9:00AM

2010-04-23-dl-shale1.JPGSyracuse University hydrology professor Donald Siegel examines a sample of Marcellus Shale at an outcropping of this rock on Rt. 174 in Marcellus.

At a public forum in DeWitt, Syracuse University hydrology professor Don Siegel thought he had presented enough unbiased, scientific information to prove that drilling for natural gas in New York would benefit the state far more than it might hurt.

NY toughens rules on gas drilling in Syracuse watershed

By John Stith/The Post-Standard

April 23, 2010, 5:11PM

Syracuse, NY -- State environmental officials today made it more difficult to use horizontal hydraulic fracturing — hydrofracking — to drill for natural gas in the Skaneateles Lake and Catskills watersheds.



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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