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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

This is an urgent request for your help – the JLCNY plans to file its lawsuit on February 14, 2014!

The JLCNY's Article 78 Petition to compel the State to complete the SGEIS is almost ready to be filed. We plan to commence the action on February 14, 2014 making it returnable before the Court with the Norse Petition on March 7, 2014.

However, before we file, we need to raise an additional $18,000.

Our friends and supporters have done an amazing job pushing this effort forward with donations, scrap metal drives, coalition phone banks, etc. We are only $18,000 away from making this happen.

Your donations allowed us to prepare our action against the State. Our complaint was announced on November 11, 2013. On November 13 we were contacted by William Perry Pendley, Esq., president of Mountain States Legal Foundation. Mr. Pendley and the Foundation want to help!

The MSLF mission is to provide high-quality, effective legal representation for those who share its commitment to fight for the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, individual liberty, and the free enterprise system. During the Reagan Administration, William Perry Pendley served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for...


Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
If there was ever any doubt that landowners need to sue Governor Cuomo and New York State to develop Natural Gas in NY, DEC Commissioner Martens's recent statements that no permits will be issued until at least well into 2015 make it perfectly clear that NOW IS THE TIME TO SUE!
Therefore, we will be sending a "Demand Letter" to Commissioner Martens on Friday January 31, 2014. We'll also be issuing a "MSLF JLCNY Demand SGEIS" press release. Both of these documents are attached below.
Please read them to understand just how serious and immediate our lawsuit is.
Warm Regards,
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

'My fellow Americans. In addition to speaking about growing income inequality and the need for a higher minimum wage, I want to use the podium tonight to talk about a topic that has been given short shrift during the first five years of my presidency: energy.

"True, I've pushed hard for a 'green and clean' economy, and in pursuit of this objective my administration has channeled nearly $100 billion of direct subsidies to wind, solar, biofuels and electric cars. But tonight, I want to address reality, not fantasy.

"Despite all of our efforts and expenditures, renewables like wind and solar account for less than three percent of our primary energy consumption. I've concluded that what we need today is a sensible, comprehensive, domestically focused energy policy that can help grow the economy while at the same time providing greater energy security.

"America now produces more oil and gas than any country in the world. We're also number one in nuclear energy and number two in coal production. Both my own Economic Information Administration and the International Energy Agency predict that, because of the shale revolution, oil and gas output will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

"But consumption of gasoline and other petroleum products is falling in America...


Sounds similar to New York in many ways. The one big exception is the difference between a wanbe youngster and a proven self assured man at the helm. JLCpulse

By Dave Quast Jan. 30, 2014 in  U-T SanDiego

Activists have long been a part of America’s public policy discussions, advocating tirelessly for social change.

Over the years, environmental activists specifically have pushed for policy options that were pragmatic, responsive to real problems and rooted in some form of reality. They have advocated for clean air and clean water protections, and have fought to preserve funding for public parks across the country. These resources, when protected, clearly benefit all of us. The results have been mixed, of course, but there is no denying the fundamental seriousness of early environmentalists’ intent.

One such activist is current California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has always made environmental issues, including addressing climate change and pushing for more renewable energy, his top priority. He has frequently opposed industry — especially California’s oil companies — regarding, among other things, the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

How times have changed. All one needs to know about the fundamental un-seriousness of today’s...


Posted by: Simon Lomax     Research Director // Denver, Colorado  1/30/14 in Energy in Depth

State public health officials in Colorado have publicly disavowed the latest paper from a team of researchers whose work is routinely cited by political activist groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing.

In fact, the public could “easily be misled” by the research team’s latest work, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said in a statement to the media.

The team of researchers, based at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), is famous within the activist community for claiming that people who live within a half-mile of a natural gas wells may have an increased lifetime cancer risk. That 2012 study – which 


IT is time to be angry and make it known. This is an outrage and cannot stand in a country where law governs. Politics cannot dictate our future!! JLCpulse


Joe Martens, State Environmental Conservation Commissioner, has told legislators on Wednesday that there are no plans to issue drilling permits for natural gas in New York to any companies.

ALBANY — If the state allows the controversial natural gas drilling process known as hydrofracking, it won’t happen for at least a year.

State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens told legislators Wednesday that he has “absolutely no” plans to issue permits to drilling companies in 2014, clearing the way for Gov. Cuomo to run for reelection without having to deal with the controversial issue.


Cuomo has said a final decision on whether New York allows fracking will not be made until Health Commissioner Nirav Shah completes a study on the health impacts of gas drilling.

Shah, who has been working on the study for more than a year, has declined to say when it might be completed. Glenn Blain


By Perry Russom and Conor Mooney in WBNG Channel 12

(WBNG Binghamton) The attorney of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said he is outraged after hearing New York's Environmental Conservation Commissioner say it's extremely unlikely New York will issue permits for hydraulic fracturing within the next fiscal year.

Scott Kurkoski is attorney of the JLCNY. He said that decision is a sign of Governor Cuomo dragging his feet on fracking.

"The governor is not showing leadership on one of the most important issues of our time," said Kurkoski.

Looking across the border in Pennsylvania, Kurkoski said fracking has created jobs and brought in more businesses.

He said those same opportunities could happen here in New York state if the governor approves it.

"The governor has a stance on it," said Kurkoski. "Everybody recognizes that the governor is making a political decision instead of a decision based upon the facts and the science, because if he were making it on facts and science, he would listen to people like the EPA administrator Gina McCarty and the former administrator Lisa Jackson who said that this could be done safely."

Kurkosi went on to say the governor is afraid to lead on the issue of energy.

In President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night, he showed his support of natural gas.

He says if extracted safely, natural gas can power our economy will less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change.

Members of the organization Citizen Action of NY were pleased with the commissioner's statement.

They said in a statement, "As...


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

Here is another event that promises to be educational and worth attending to show your support for your rights to develop your Natural Gas safely and responsibly.

Here are the details...
What: Fracking II: Should we lift the ban?
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 4:30 (It is suggested to be there at 4:00 to secure a place in line so you can be assured entry.)
Where: Cornell University, Ives 305, Ithaca, NY

For More information see this website announcement...

Please note that one of the most vocal anti-gas protesters, Chip Northrup, has encouraged his bongo beating followers to attend this event. He is so insecure that the anti-gas propaganda will be shown for what is that he incites them to jeer after each pro-gas comment and disrupt the event! Not only is he afraid that his ideology can't stand up to reasonable debate and civil discourse, but he even resorts to juvenile playground name calling when he refers to the pro-gas speakers. This only confirms to us that he has no credibility! But it gets better! This is the same zealot who is leading the anti-gas misrepresentatives in a Mis-Informational Propaganda Show at Binghamton University this Friday January 31. We'll be preparing a fact sheet/newsletter that will debunk all his claims, so be watching for it soon.

With so...


Prices of Natural Gas Avoid Volatility of Past Winters

By Russell Gold     Jan. 28, 2014 6:42 p.m.  In the Wall Street Journal Business Section 

Freezing temperatures are creating near-record demand for natural gas in the U.S. as shivering Americans turn up the heat and plug in their electric blankets.

Natural-gas prices have jumped in response, topping $5 per million British thermal units for the first time since 2010 as fuel has been pulled from underground storage vaults to keep furnaces running and electric utilities humming.

But compared with past cold snaps, such as in 2000, the price surge has been muted, according to utilities and other big gas users.

That is good news for businesses and consumers. Manufacturers that consume large amounts of the fuel—steelmakers, for example—say they have trouble planning for sharp price changes. And homeowners on fixed incomes can be hit especially hard when utilities raise prices.


I am always amazed at the shortsightedness of the environmental extremists with regard to gas , the president called it a bridge, we agree. No one has ever denied the potential benefits of solar or wind derived energy, although wind sure is a serious polluter of space and our environment. If all the money spent trying to slay the golden goose were spent on finding wise and safe ways of using the gift of significant gas reserves, we would be way ahead of where we are. A strong headwind has never stopped movement toward a desired destination or goal, although it has made the course more of a zigzag and delayed optimal  arrival time. I doubt the Saudi's and other anti US natural gas foes will stop until they have wasted billions of dollars protecting their current cash-flows. Too bad; There is so much potential good that could be derived from cooperation. JLCpulse

Loren Steffy, Contributor to Forbe's in Energy 1/29/2014

President Obama hit energy issues early in his State of the Union speech, noting that the U.S. oil and natural gas boom has created thousands of jobs and reduced American crude imports to their lowest level in 20 years. Returning to an idea he proposed in 2012, he talked up his “all-the-above” energy strategy. This time, though, the pitch was...


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