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October 26, 2012 – Binghamton, NY - Libous is a True Champion of Landowners

In the contentious debate over natural gas drilling, one individual stands out as the voice of reason.

From the beginning, this individual said that there must be a way to drill responsibly and gain the economic benefits our region so desperately needs.

This individual has tried to ensure that this issue is decided based on facts and science -- not wild claims from those with extreme views.

This individual stood up to those who don’t live in our community but who nevertheless try to dictate what happens here.

This individual has been a true champion of landowners in the Southern Tier.

We are referring to Sen. Tom Libous.

Sen. Libous has sought to ensure that landowners – the ones who have the most at stake --have a voice in Albany, and that our concerns about the economic future of our communities are considered.

For his efforts, he has been the target of those who want to block any and all drilling. Fortunately for us, the Senator is not one to buckle under pressure. He continues to fight for us in Albany. His courage and integrity are an example for others.

On behalf of the 77,000 people who are members of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, we want to express our respect and gratitude to Senator Libous.

In the same way that he has been there for us, our members will support him on Election Day.

Very truly yours,

Dan Fitzsimmons

President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

PO Box 2839

Binghamton, NY 13902

607 775-5821




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