Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters,
Next week will be a crucial week for all of us who desire to see safe and responsible Natural Gas development proceed in New York State. We hope that the SGEIS will be out on Wednesday leading to completion of related regulations on February 27. Albany’s lack of firm leadership has needlessly delayed progress on this issue. Accordingly, the JLCNY is laying the ground work for a lawsuit against New York State for a de facto taking in case the Governor decides to delay the release yet again.
We sincerely hope this will not be necessary as the SGEIS and regulations are done and ready to be released. It is obvious that decisions to delay release are being made for purely political reasons. This must be stopped.
It will be very important for each and every one of us to remain alert for further updates during this crucial period. As always your attention to and support for this issue will help us prevail.
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.