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enviormental issues

Experts: Landowners need to protect themselves through natural gas leases

Thousands of Southern Tier landowners negotiating with energy companies are taking environmental problems of natural gas drilling into their own hands, rather than counting on state regulators. FOR FULL STORY http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080809/NEWS01/808090347

Marcellus shale: enviornmental issues

New York’s Marcellus Shale: Environmental Issues Friday, July 25th, 2008 New York has seen relatively few problems with the 13,000 natural gas wells that have been drilled in that state since 1963. However, many citizens have an unusual level of concern for the new wells that will be drilled to tap the gas in the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale.

WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER. They know we are watching.

For Release: Friday, July 25, 2008 DEC Announces Public Process to Review Potential Impacts of Drilling the Marcellus Shale Formation Featuring a series of public meetings across the Southern Tier and Catskills, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has initiated a public process to supplement the generic environmental review for horizontal natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale formation, Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today. At the direction of Governor David A.
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From Richard Lasky to Coalition

Most people in our coalition are very interested in keeping our enviorment safe. The farmers want to keep farming, Hunters want to hunt, etc. We who just live here and love the land, want to continue our lives as before living with clean water and beautiful stars at night. It is time to say that things will not be the same exactly after the drilling will begin. However, we can control what happens to our lives and our children's lives. This is the reason that our executive steering committe and steering commitee are donating hours of hard work.
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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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