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Over 100 callers from CNY Today - Thanks for Your Great Work

103 callers registered with CNY that they called the Senators on the Encon committee to try to defeat the moratorium bill sponsored by Senator Thompson.  We do not yet know the results of the Encon meeting today.  If this bill is defeated in committee, it is largely due to the special action taken by our committee members.  
 
Thanks for all your work!

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Letter from Brian Conover: SOS - Rally in Albany sponsored by the JLC

Dear Coalition Friend:

We know that your time is very important so we would not want to ask too much of you. However, this Wednesday brings a critical event that desperately needs your full support. The Joint Landowner's Coalition of New York is hosting a rally in Albany on Wednesday, June 9th. Buses will be leaving from various locations throughout the Southerntier and upstate NY. If we do not have a tremendous showing of support for this rally, this very well may be the end of our gas drilling prospects for many years to come.

Peter Hosey elected to serve on State Bar Association Council of Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section.

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

Tom Doggett (REUTERS)
WASHINGTON
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.

Read the rest here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61B2R520100216

Write to your local officials - letter templates

Letter #1

As a landowner in the town of xx, I have become increasingly frustrated by those who are opposed to the possibility of increased exploration in this region of the state. While natural gas exploration has been conducted safely in New York for decades, the public has repeatedly been exposed to misinformation and gross exaggerations by environmental extremists whose accusations are nothing more than scare tactics.

Alexander Grannis letter to Assemblyman Parment

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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?

Steve Palmatier HAS BEEN APPOINTED NATURAL GAS CONSULTANT FOR CHENANGO COUNTY.

The Central New York Landowners' Coalition representing more then 160,000 acres would like to congratulate Mr. Palmatier on his new appointment. There is a job description attached to this post and this is to show you how important this job really is to us and all the people in this county. We hope that Mr. Palmatier works with us in all of our environmental concerns as well as anything else that will affect our way of life in this county.
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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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