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Help Support our Fellow Landowners and Show Support for NG Development and Use!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Later this week we have the chance to once again show that we understand the benefits of safe and affordable NG and that we support using it and developing it in all of our communities, not just our home communities. Leatherstocking LLC is moving ahead with their plans to bring affordable NG to parts of the Windsor community, including the Windsor schools along Rte 79. This will save Windsor School District money and save Windsor Landowners' taxes. The infrastructure Leatherstocking installs will add to the Windsor town's and Broome County's tax base to help reduce taxes of landowners not directly benefitting from the NG service provided along the initial route of the Leatherstocking line. Most importantly homes and business will be able to tap into the NG supply to enjoy a more affordable energy source! This sets and important precedent for all of our communities and all landowners need to come together in mutual support regardless of which town or county we live in. This is just such an opportunity to do so.
 
So please plan to attend both an informational forum/public comment hearing and a procedural conference.
 

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ANGA forum examines resistance to new gas pipeline projects

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NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Issues Long-awaited Final Supplemental Generic EIS on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

DEC issued its Final SGEIS today which is available for review on its website. There was no mystery as to the outcome because the decision that the State would not authorize the technique in New York State was announced by the Commissioners of Health and Environmental Conservation at a December 17, 2014 cabinet meeting of the New York Governor.

While the document is voluminous, the 34-page Executive Summary explains why...

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Reed Not Impressed With DEC Report On Fracking

Congressman Reed in State of Politics

The 2,000-page report on hydrofracking, released the Department of Environmental Conservation Wednesday, did little to change the mind of a Western New York Congressman. Republican Tom Reed has been an unapologetic supporter of fracking, and told Time Warner Cable News he’s not impressed with the DEC’s findings.

“That’s the best that New York State can do after seven years of studying this issue?” Reed asked.

The report, which takes more than 260,000...

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Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They were Albany's most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn't.

Now two face federal corruption charges, and the third — Gov. Andrew Cuomo — appears eager to focus on other issues even as he faces questions about his ties to a major real estate firm at the center...

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Libous Will Remain Deputy Leader

In State of Politics

Binghamton Sen. Tom Libous will remain the deputy majority leader of the chamber, despite the change in majority leader on Monday.

Newly elected Majority Leader John Flanagan said on Monday afternoon he would not ask Libous to step aside.

“Senator Libous has not stepped aside, Senator Libous has not been asked to step aside and I don’t plan on asking him to do that,” Flanagan said.

Speculation had focused on the potential for Olean Sen. Cathy Young to take on the spot...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gave Bond Deals To His Wall Street Donors, Despite Federal Rules

By in International Business Times 5/7/2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has since 2012 taken in more than $131,000 in campaign contributions from three major financial firms that were then tapped by his administration to manage state bond work, according to an International Business Times review of campaign finance documents and state bond prospectuses. The Democratic governor accepted the money -- and his officials handed out the government business without competitive...

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The Valley of Missed Opportunity: One Town’s Fight for Economic Revival

 

WINDSOR, N.Y.—Marian’s Pizza Shack sits 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania line, an invisible boundary that separates this small business from economic opportunity.

After 23 years in business, owner Marian Szarejko has decided to sell her pizza shack.

“There are no jobs here,” Szarejko said. “Business has gone down so much that I am dipping into my savings just to keep this afloat.”

Szarejko’s decision echoes a common theme that has plagued the southern tier of upstate...

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Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling

Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:49 pm | Updated: 5:25 pm, Tue May 5, 2015. by Associated Press in Fort Worth Business Press

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.

The slump in oil prices that has led to job losses in the oil patch has only added to the...

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Complaint describes alleged Skelos attempt to profit from fracking

By Scott Waldman 3:30 p.m. | May. 4, 2015 in Capital 

ALBANY—Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos allegedly attempted to pressure the state health department to create fracking regulations that would favor a company that employed his son, according to a criminal complaint from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office. 

Skelos acted to pressure the state starting in 2013, when he believed Governor Andrew Cuomo was preparing to legalize fracking, according to the criminal complaint from...

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New York’s River of Corruption Runs Deep

May 5, 2015 by

New York State corruption runs deep; a river of filth and betrayal of public trust where currents of money and power drown one after another in the rapids.

A mere few weeks after the indictment of Sheldon Silver, the Democrat Speaker of the New York General Assembly; the Republican State Senate Majority Leader, Dean Skelos has also been arrested, demonstrating the bi-partisan nature of New York...

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Arrests of Skelos and Silver leave Cuomo in the muck

By Michael Goodwin                                        May 4, 2015 | 9:58pm in NY Post
 
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Albany’s three most powerful men often met there, and Cuomo once called himself, Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos “the three amigos.” Now Cuomo is...

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DEC Feels A Chill and Arbitrarily Delays Constitution

Earlier this week the NYS DEC announced it was extending the comment period related to the review of the Constitution Pipelines application. This baseless extension will delay approval of the permits needed to start constructing the pipeline that will deliver clean burning and affordable NG to communities along its route. The DEC offered the implausible reason that cold weather prevented them from properly reviewing the application. Even if we accept that as a grounds for further delay it...

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Dean Skelos, New York Senate Leader, and His Son Are Said to Face Arrest Next Week

Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son are expected to be arrested on federal corruption charges next week, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The expected arrests, coming roughly three months after federal bribery and kickback charges led Assemblyman Sheldon Silver to step down as speaker, would signal an extension of the investigation into allegations of...

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Post Rally Review and Supportive Actions

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Our rally to show our support for landowner rights and NG development in NY on Saturday 18 was a huge success! More than 250 landowners and Union Tradesmen showed up in Painted Post NY to voice their support of our fundamental rights. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer videographer we now have videos posted on our website so everyone can see and hear just how great it was!
 
Please follow either of the two links directly below to see the...

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Download this file (Defense of property rights.pdf)Defense of property rights.pdf 433 kB
Download this file (Donor Form.pdf)Donor Form.pdf 239 kB
Download this file (Fitzsimmons Email.pdf)Fitzsimmons Email.pdf 187 kB

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Congress looks at fracking bans

BRIAN TUMULTY 6:40 p.m. EDT April 23, 2015 in USA Today

The oil and gas industry is moving to address environmental concerns linked to hydraulic fracturing that have led New York state and other jurisdictions to ban the drilling method, experts told a House committee Thursday.

"While drilling bans may not be the solution in the long run, they surely do reflect a need for governments at the federal, state and local level to take aggressive action to protect the environment and...

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EID to Testify before House Science Committee, Release Report on Dubious Science behind NY Fracking Ban

This is yesterdays news but still important and relevant to all of us. The more daylight is shed on this micro-managed state the better for ALL taxpayers.JLCpulse

Tomorrow morning, April 23 at 9:00am ET, Energy In Depth’s (EID) Simon Lomax will testify before the House Science Committee and unveil a new EID whitepaper, which details the massive influence of anti-fracking activists on the “science” behind the ban on fracking in New York. 

This whitepaper examines the 184-page “public...

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Developers of 330-mile Canada-to-NYC Transmission Line Secure Permits

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Developers of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City say they have secured all the needed state and federal siting permits.

Transmission Developers Inc. says Tuesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit allowing the Champlain Hudson Power Express project to be placed in U.S. waters along the proposed route.

The 1,000-megawatt...

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DEC chief: Final fracking report is ‘literally at the printer’

22 April 2015, 2:06 pm by

New York is about to take its next step toward a ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing.

A several-thousand-page document that will lay out the rationale for prohibiting fracking is “being printed as we speak,” state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens said Wednesday.

That report, known as the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement or SGEIS, has been nearly seven years in the making and...

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EPA Chief Defends Forthcoming Fracking Study, Says It Will 'Add To' Dialogue


WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a much-anticipated draft study this spring that will examine whether hydraulic fracturing can contaminate ground water supplies. While the topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas has generated a lot of attention, it's not clear whether the agency's study will clear up any of the major lingering questions about the safety of the process.

Fracking uses a high-pressure stream of water, sand and...

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JLCNY Rally Release and Reminder

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Yesterday we distributed the attached press release regarding this Saturday's rally. Remember, please plan to attend our rally to show our support for landowner rights and NG development in NY. The details are as follows.
 
Rally Theme: The Future of Property Rights and the Economy in the Southern Tier.
 
The speakers and their order of speaking are:
(1) Tom Reed
(2) Tom O'Mara
(3) Phil Palmesano
(4) Chris Friend
(5) ( Union representative)
(6) Doug...

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