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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

While the JLCNY is aggressively pursuing its lawsuit against the state for a Defacto Takings, there are many people who are still not quite sure what the law suit is all about. To help clear up any confusion, the attached fact sheet has been created. Please review it and let us know if there are any further questions or concerns regarding the lawsuit.

In the mean time please consider making a donation to support the lawsuit yourself. We need all the financial assistance possible and any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

Warm Regards,
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

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I would have to argue with one point here, I believe "prominent" should be replaced by " bizzarly notable" a far more accurate description for this very rude activist. Unfortunately she does not stand alone in the notable group of activists we all must deal with regularly. JLCpulse

BY: August 29, 2013 2:45 pm in The Washington Free Beacon

A prominent environmental activist advocated bizarre theories about child sexuality, saying parents should have sexual relationships with their children and expose them to sexually explicit imagery at a young age.

Vera Scroggins, an outspoken anti-hydraulic fracturing activist from Pennsylvania and a director of Citizens for Clean Water, made the remarks in emails to a Yahoo group in 2001.

“Are there cultures that mothers or fathers pleasure their children and teenagers sexually or genitally and also possibly initiate them into sexual expression at some point?” Scroggins asked in one message.

“I have had intuitive thoughts that such would be a healthy way for parents to interact with their children and introduce their children to sensual/sexual pleasure and bonding and loving practices,” Scroggins said.

“Who better to do it, than the parents...


Posted by Greg Ball on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 on NY Senante home page

Ball: “Five years is long enough, the Governor had it right.”

After the 2012 legislative session I visited Pennsylvania to see first-hand the process of high volume hydraulic fracturing and its effects on the health of the community, the environment and the economy. In Pennsylvania, a state that rushed to frack without putting the proper regulations, enforcement funding and manpower in place, the results were sometimes disastrous.

As I toured the region I met families that had their drinking water contaminated and the values of their homes drop by 90 percent, I saw former pristine natural resources that had been destroyed and natural wildlife that had been contaminated. Some in the industry suggested that most of these stories were “trumped up fabrications”, yet seeing them and speaking with the victims firsthand, I knew the concerns to be real. Quite frankly, Pennsylvania should be ashamed at how they rolled out fracking without taking the time to protect their people and their environment.

When I returned to New York State I spearheaded the call for a moratorium so we could put the proper regulations in place, and do so without repeating the mistakes of Pennsylvania and others. During this time I drafted the “Property Owner’s Bill of Rights”, which aimed at setting tough, new standards for hydro-fracking to prevent the issues I witnessed. Since this time, we have seen hundreds of thousands of comments involving important public input and New York...


U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz makes the case for gas drilling

Dr. Ernest Moniz meets with the Daily News Editorial Board

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 4:00 AM

Take it from the man who knows, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz: Fracking for natural gas is climate-friendly, environmentally safe and economically stimulating. Which is just what America and New York need.

Moniz speaks not just as the nation’s top energy official, but as a nuclear physicist, a former MIT professor and the coauthor of an exhaustive 2011 report on the future of natural gas production in the U.S. In a meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board, he explained the numerous reasons why President Obama embraces fracking as a key part of his strategy for tackling global warming and creating jobs.

The President’s endorsement contrasts markedly with Gov. Cuomo’s dithering over whether to green-light fracking in upstate New York . Under pressure from fracking opponents, the governor awaits yet one more report on fracking dangers, this one to be delivered by his health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah.

Fracking — short for hydraulic fracturing — is a drilling technique that pumps chemically treated water deep into the ground at high pressure, cracks the surrounding rock and releases pockets of natural gas. The technology has opened vast U.S. reserves to feasible drilling. Gas production has boomed, creating thousands of jobs and driving prices to historic lows. But opponents have stoked fears that fracking...


August 28, 2013 by , Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project is no objective research organization and its recently announced health study isn’t anything of the sort. Rather, it’s a community organizing project – against natural gas development.

If I issued a research report proclaiming that natural gas development only rarely resulted in cases of methane migration, what do you think the chances are the news media would report the results without mentioning my long-standing role as an advocate for the industry? If you said they were on par with the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, you’d be generous in the extreme. Yet, this how propaganda put out by the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project last week was treated in much of the press.

The Associated Press (AP), for example, in



August  29, 2013 – Binghamton, NY


“The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York and our 77,000 landowners are ecstatic over the New York State Court of Appeals’ decision to review the lower court rulings in the Middlefield and Dryden cases. These decisions have wreaked havoc in our towns. Local municipalities are simply not equipped to decide issues affecting our state and national interests in producing clean domestic energy.  New York cannot have a “not in my back yard approach” to energy development.”


Scott Kurkoski, attorney for Jennifer Huntington in the Middlefield case said: “The future of New York’s energy policies and the rights of New York landowners now rests in the hands of the Justices of New York’s highest court.  We are hopeful that the Court of Appeals will protect the rights of landowners and allow New York to realize the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas while allowing our nation to maintain its course towards energy independence.”


About The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York

The mission of The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is to foster, promote, advance and protect the common interest of the people as it pertains to natural gas development though education and best environmental practices. JLCNY gathers and provides factual, objective information about safe and responsible natural gas development to landowners and community members.

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It pains me to admit that we live in a very bad state which is deliberately keeping upstate deep in a hole and poor to boot. JLCpulse

By David Bertola in Business First  Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:58am EDT

Natural gas development does not seem to be wanted in the Empire State. While others celebrate it, New York hates it.

“There’s significant political pressure against anything that can be viewed as encouraging further natural gas development,” said Marc Romanowski, an attorney and partner at Harter Secrest and Emery LLP in Buffalo. He represents gas companies and landowners with negotiating agreements relative to gas rights.

In addition to not being able to drill the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation, a bill failed the New York State Assembly this summer that would have allowed liquefied natural gas to be manufactured and transported between two points within New York. Additionally, it’s being questioned as to whether a new Dunkirk natural gas burning energy plant is necessary.

LNG, supporters say, can replace diesel fuel and burn cleanly. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is seen as a lower-cost fuel alternative. In April, LNG for NY was formed by Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Manufacturers Association of Central New York and other businesses to bring LNG to New York as a vehicular fuel source.

New York is the only state that doesn’t allow for its transport between two points within it. Additionally, New York does not allow for natural gas to be...


This article is pulled from Marcellus Drilling news and does not include the links to photos it refers to. Seems over time the gloves have come off a bit with respect to the gov, giving him the full level of respect he deserves from those of us he has glibly pushed aside. New Yorks DEC should be educating all of us on the issues and laws surrounding natural gas, and likely would have if not gaged and threatened with their jobs.For our gov the Bully pulpit is just what it sounds like, a pulpit occupied by a self interested bully. JLCpulse

Pro-Drilling Rally Welcomes Pres. Obama in Binghamton Aug 23

Friday was a picture perfect, late summer/early fall day in Binghamton with temperatures around 75 degrees and blue skies. MDN editor Jim Willis had the pleasure of hanging out for a few hours with pro-drilling “salt of the earth” types of folks at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, NY. About 250 pro-drillers were on hand with signs lined up along a fence bordering Interstate 81 to welcome President Barack Obama as his motorcade/bus whistled past the park on their way to Binghamton University where the President held a town hall meeting to discuss his education plans (i.e., have everyone else pay for your child’s college education via high taxes).

Drilling supporters were there to not only affirm and encourage Obama in his “support” of fracking, but to shame our spineless and indecisive governor, Andy Cuomo, for his lack of leadership on the issue of fracking and shale drilling. Drilling supporters want it known their patience has run out and...



Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

Thank you for everything you did to make the "JLCNY Pro-Gas President Rally and Picnic" a success.

So many people pitched in to help make the event great for their fellow supporters. It seemed like everyone of the more than 300 attendees was doing something to help out somehow and we all benefited in the end much more than any one of us might fully realize.

The media coverage was fantastic and put our story out like never before. Everyone who attended had a great time, lots of great food, and even more great company. An yes, the president drove right by us and couldn't help but see our message plain and simple, un-distracted by any other protesters' messages. To say we had a lot of signs is an understatement. We filled up about 1/4 mile of the side of the highway with our message. It was incredible!!

It was wonderful to see such a success borne of teamwork, commitment to our cause, and confidence that we're on the right and just side of this issue. Great job and thank you to everyone who was involved in any way.

Warm Regards,
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.


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Joint Landowners Coalition of NY
PO Box 2839
Binghamton, NY 13902