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Great Statements

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

Think your letters don't matter?

It's worth noting that there are a number of state elected officials that are undecided when it comes to Hydrofracking.

Then, there are others who are taking a very hard stance, and even trying to pass legislation that would hold landowners who have signed leases responsible for accidents caused by gas companies that happen on their property (Barbara Lifton, D-Ithaca).

The point is that NOW is the time to have your voice be heard.

Natural Gas Drilling Facts

Did you know…

Drilling is safe; New York has among the most stringent environmental standards in the United States. Drilling has been conducted safely in New York for more than 100 years.

Industry is committed to safety and environmental protection. The last thing the industry wants is any violation of environmental law resulting in heavy fines and/or the inability to do business in New York.

Wells are open as long as they are productive, then capped, allowing for the landscape to return to its natural state.

Alexander Grannis letter to Assemblyman Parment

You'll need Adobe Acrobat to read this, but it's well worth it.

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Senator James Inhofe has something to say about Hydrofracking

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Energy In Depth News Clips

January 4, 2010

Planning Near Pipelines –Valuable Land-Use Planning Tools Are Now On-line

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release:  December 28, 2009

For Information Contact:

Dick Goldsmith, Pipeline Safety Trust

(206) 789-2849

dick@pstrust.org

Planning Near Pipelines –Valuable Land-Use Planning Tools Are Now On-line

With the launch of a web page called Planning Near Pipelines, there is now available in one place a wide range of resources so that development proposed for lands near large gas and oil pipelines can be carried out with the least risk to both the public and the pipelines.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Walter Hang’s Statistics

Friday, December 18, 2009

Contact:  Jeff Eshelman • 202-857-4774 • jeff@energyindepth.org

Chris Tucker • 202-346-8825 • chris@energyindepth.org

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Ithaca activist scores lots of coverage over claim of “270 oil and gas spills in New York” – but what do the data ACTUALLY say?

No Drilling in New York's Watershed

Bowing to intense public pressure, the Chesapeake Energy Corporation says it will not drill for natural gas within the upstate New York watershed, an environmentally sensitive region that supplies unfiltered water to nine million people.
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Pa. finds gas-drilling firm in violation

More then ever our coalition needs to hold together so that we can prevent this. Our way of life here really depends on our strength as a strong force...read about it here http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20090310/NEWS01/903100336/1006

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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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