Article 78 Takings Case

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

The adverse impacts and consequences of Governor Cuomo's callous inaction on approving the SGEIS and allowing Natural Gas development in NY are growing. Most recently a letter demanding action was hand delivered to DEC Commissioner from the trustees for a bankrupt NG developer, Norse Energy Corp USA, holding NY leases that they were not able to develop. Whether or not you feel sorry for this company, their losses are only the tip of the iceberg. When the lost jobs, lost landowner royalty income, lost taxes paid to local communities by Norse, lost locally produced energy, lost community benefits, and lost environmental benefits are considered the stakes are much higher. And those losses are what will be felt by you, your family, and your community.

The letter demanding action is linked below. Please read it as it is forcefully worded.

As compelling as the letter is it is no substitute for our lawsuit. All such efforts have to happen now, at once. Norse USA investors will back their effort, but we need landowners and Natural Gas supporters to back ours.

Fund raising continues. Donations can be made payable to “Landowner Defense Fund” and mailed to:

PO Box 2839
Binghamton, NY 13902
Attention: Landowner Defense Fund


Donations can also be made by credit card by visiting the JLCNY’s Landowner Defense Lawsuit webpage ( and clicking on the Landowner Defense Fund PayPal Link in the upper left hand corner.


The JLCNY is a 501(c)(6) non profit corporation. Contributions or gifts to the Landowner Defense Fund through the JLCNY are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.


Thank you for your continued support. It is greatly needed and appreciated even more!

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

JLCNY Calendar

No events

Recent Stories

Newsletter Signup!

Signup and stay informed.

View Past Newsletters
Joomla Extensions powered by Joobi