NY LANDOWNERS ANGERED OVER 5 YEAR
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MORATORIUM
July 23, 2013 – Binghamton, NY— The Joint
Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) issued the following
statement regarding the 5 year anniversary of New York’s moratorium
on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF).
The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York and our 77,000
landowners are extremely disappointed that our state has not been
able to complete the SGEIS for hydraulic fracturing after 5 years.
Today, Upstate NY state and local elected officials joined the
members of the JLCNY to call on our state to complete the SGEIS and
move forward with natural gas development now. Our
communities have been waiting long enough.
Our nation’s leaders are bringing us closer than ever to
achieving energy independence, cleaner air and economic prosperity
while NY drags its feet, impeding our progress and denying the
constitutionally guaranteed rights of NY landowners.
US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently said: “As the
President has made clear, this administration’s priority is to
continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy
production”. Approximately 90 percent of wells drilled on
Federal and Indian lands use hydraulic fracturing. “We know from
experience that hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling
methods can be used safely and effectively . . . . ” said Bureau of
Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil
No state in the country has blocked HVHF like NY. Instead, they
have worked diligently...