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NEW COALITION FORMS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONSIBLE NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

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Coalition Members Say Outside Interests Have Interfered With the Region’s Right to Determine its Own Economic Future
Binghamton, N.Y. – A new coalition representing   union workers, farmers, landowners and local businesses today called on state officials to respect the right of people in the Southern Tier to determine their own economic future.
The new coalition – called Southern Tier Residents for Economic Independence – favors carefully regulated, responsible development of natural gas resources.
Coalition members say that the Southern Tier – one of the most depressed regions in the nation over the last decade -- deserves the right to responsibly develop its natural resources.  More than 50 rural towns in the Southern Tier have passed resolutions in favor of responsible development of natural gas.
“It’s outrageous that we can’t engage in what President Obama has called a boon to both the economy and the environment,” said Scott Colton, President of Carpenters Local 277.
David Johnson, President of the Broome County Farm Bureau, said:  “There is no reason that natural gas drilling shouldn’t occur in rural areas of the Southern Tier.  For people outside our community to be so...

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Press Connects Poll Results

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The results speak for themselves.JLCpulse

Press Connects Poll 2/28/2014

POLLS

Feb. 28, 2014

Should New York approve natural gas drilling?

Yes
68%
 
No
31%
 
Unsure
0%
 
 
19640 votes
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Industry, government and environmentalists debate "shale gas revolution"

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In Houston Business Journal, Morning Edition by Reporter March 5 2014

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and the Environmental Defense Fund joined energy executives in supporting the unconventional energy production revolution as long as everything is done to eliminate accidents and minimize methane emissions.

Speaking at the IHS Energy CERAWeek in Houston, Moniz said the administration supports the shale gas boom as part of the president's "all-of-the-above" energy strategy. But...

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New study of gas drilling and ground water shows gas is often in water before drilling begins

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By Donald Gilliland | in The Patriot News Central PA march 4 2014

Much of the debate over fracking for natural gas has centered around the potential to pollute drinking water. What's not explicit in much of the discussion is that - in Pennsylvania - the only thing that has polluted people's well water as a result of drilling is natural gas...

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Sorry, Russia: Free Economies Are Making The Most Of The Shale Energy Revolution

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That would be except for New York, the empire state which certianly can not be a free economy because of excessive regulation and taxation. Pretty sad that our state shut down an important growing industry on a political whim and many falsehoods.JLCpulse

Op/Ed
3/05/2014 @ 12:23AM By Peter Kaznacheev in Forbes

As the political situation in Ukraine heats up, the shale gas revolution in the U.S. becomes even more important because of its potential to shift the balance of power in Europe and Asia...

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Coalition formed to promote NY gas drilling

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Associated Press in The Wall Street Journal on March 4, 2014

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A new coalition of labor groups, farmers, landowners and businesses from New York counties along the Pennsylvania border is calling on state officials to lift the nearly 6-year-old moratorium on shale gas development.

Binghamton attorney Scott Kurkoski says Monday that the coalition called Southern Tier Residents for Economic Independence favors well-regulated, responsible development of natural gas...

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Study: Adding natural gas could cut Maine electric bills by $120 million annually.

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By Tux Turkel, Staff Writer -

New England electricity customers could save more than $1.5 billion a year – $120 million for those in Maine – if natural gas prices in the region could be brought closer to what other parts of the Northeast are paying, a new state study has found.

“A Review of Natural Gas Capacity Options” was commissioned after a...

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Maine gov seeks to get rid of wind energy goals

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As seems to be typical, the environmental zealots appear to sit in comfortable situations where money is no object. They do not care that they have and are driving the costs of energy way beyond the reach of the working poor and older folks on fixed income. Who cares that the price of energy  based on ineffective technology is two or three times more expensive than energy generated by conventional means and is also collecting millions in tax subsidy's. Lastly there is the serious matter of...

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Please vote in this free, fast, and simple poll!

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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
While I have always believed that the facts and science support developing our Natural Gas in NY and that polls are a poor indicator of the strength of support for doing so, a new poll is out that I feel we should take part in.
 
Please vote:
 
http://www.pressconnects.com/poll/2014-02-28/7840203
 
It's free, no personal information is required, and it takes less than 30 seconds, so please follow through with this action right now.
 

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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

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By David Blackman in Forbes 3/2/2014

 The Weekly Follies In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.

 This week’s Follies begin with a selection from our Tales of Gaseous Emissions File:  Talk About Natural Gas – Cow Belches Top EPA Methane Emissions Sources List – There’s a new methane champ, says the Environmental Protection Agency,  which found in a new...

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Poll for landowners. Please weigh in!

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Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
While I have always believed that the facts and science support developing our Natural Gas in NY and that polls are a poor indicator of the strength of support for doing so, a new poll is out that I feel we should take part in.
 
Please vote:

http://www.pressconnects.com/poll/2014-02-28/7840203

It's free, no personal information is required, and it takes less than 30 seconds, so please follow through with this action...

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Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Touts New Air Pollution Rules For Oil And Gas Industry

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This is what real leadership by a governor is about in Colorado and in the national arena real leaders address the issues to protect everyone rights. They do not pander to their limited constituency's, they serve the interest of the whole state body. This is also what the BEST law in the land really looks like, protecting but not smothering. Clearly this is not New York's hostile business environment pretending to protect everyone while pandering to a few wealthy self interested contributors...

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a U.S. Manufacturing Boom

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To us it is remarkable that the sitting governor of New York State would like an Ostrich put his head in a hole and believe his body and actions are not visible to others in the state or nation. This issue of landowner rights , jobs, economic revival and balance in government is not going to go away even if we treat the facts as if invisible. The issue is much bigger than a wannabe president who seems to believe that no one else in the nation is seeing his obvious lack of leadership and...

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Our lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health

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Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters,

Our lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health was filed on February 14, 2014. Our 70,000 landowner lawsuit received widespread national attention. Thank you for everything you did to make this effort possible.

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Why were casinos forced on the public while fracking, which would add real jobs, is stalled?

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By Stephen Kimatian  on February 23, 2014 in Syracuse.com

altThe smarmy side of Albany politics once again reared its ugly head on the road to the casino referendum, which was approved on election day and paved the way for seven new casinos, four of them Upstate. As sure as con man Christian Bale in "American Hustle,'' the casino advocates knew they had an easy mark in the Albany politicians. The casino operators had spent tens of millions in lobbying over the last decades and now, in the...

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New York advertises its desperation

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by Richard Pecore 2/24/2014 in American Thinker

Here in the Lone Star State, we've had lots of recent success stories about bringing in many new businesses from California and New York, where the business climate is increasingly hostile due to higher taxes and increased regulations and restrictions.  Businesses and citizens continue to leave by the droves.  Enter New York state, in an attempt to stop the bleeding, now running ads for "Tax Free Zone" in local Texas television markets.  The...

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Pro-Fracking Group Sues New York Gov. Cuomo

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The Long March of 70,000 Landowners for Justice in New York Begins

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 By Jim Willis  Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News

Landowners in upstate New York have been treated like third-class citizens who are supposed to shut their mouths and pay their taxes while Andrew “Hamlet” Cuomo panders to city and suburban special interests. No more.

Yesterday, the 70,000 members of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) finally launched their legal offensive against a recalcitrant governor and his two potted plants; the Commissioners of the...

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3 Big Reasons You Should Love Fracking

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Natural gas was one of the big winners in President Obama's recent State of the Union address. The president noted that "America is closer to energy independence than we've been in decades." He went on to say that "one of the reasons why is natural gas – if extracted safely, it's the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change."

That said, without fracking the natural gas that is changing our nation for the...

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U.S. energy secretary says fracking could bring prosperity to NY

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In Capital By Scott Waldman 5:00 a.m. | Feb. 18, 2014

ALBANY—U.S. energy secretary Ernest Moniz said Andrew Cuomo should consider the economic prosperity fracking has brought to Pennsylvania as he weighs a ban in New York.

Natural gas produced by fracking has boosted American industry by more than $100 billion and lowered CO2 emissions, Moniz said, in an interview with Capital.

“This new resource is of critical importance. If you look at Pennsylvania, it's amazing, in the Marcellus shale,”

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