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NY toughens rules on gas drilling in Syracuse watershed

By John Stith/The Post-Standard

April 23, 2010, 5:11PM

Syracuse, NY -- State environmental officials today made it more difficult to use horizontal hydraulic fracturing — hydrofracking — to drill for natural gas in the Skaneateles Lake and Catskills watersheds.

State officials say drilling regulations delayed again

By: Melissa deCordova, Sun Staff Writer
Published: April 23rd, 2010
The Evening Sun

NORWICH – Recent comments from New York Governor David Paterson and the chief spokesman for the state’s environmental conservation department point to a further delay in the review process for permitting natural gas drilling into shale formations.

NY Review of Marcellus Hits Snags

Late summer wrap-up projected for DEC plan

By Jon Campbell •Albany Bureau • April 15,
2010, 7:00 pm

ALBANY -- The review of a draft plan for natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale is being slowed by a staff shortage and may not be finished until late summer or early fall, the state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner said Thursday.

Movie Premiere: Gas Odyssey

A film about the development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in the Southern Tier of New York and Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Showing on
April 16th, 2010
7:00pm (reception to follow)
$10 admission

West Middle School
West Middle Ave
Binghamton, NY

Congressman Denies Knowing His Wife Lobbied For Landman Group

April 07, 2010
Written by Allison Sickle

At the same time liberal Upstate New York Rep. Maurice Hinchey, 71, championed strict control over gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, his wife lobbied for a Texas-based landmen association whose members represent gas drillers securing leases from New York property owners. Hinchey claimed that he was unaware of his wife’s lobbying on behalf of the landmen.

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Halliburton Hunts New Bacteria Killer to Protect Shale

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By David Wethe

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells.

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Cheap and plentiful shale gas might prove to be the real deal

April 04, 2010|By Jay Hancock
The Baltimore Sun

Drill, baby. Just not in the ocean, where there probably isn't much new oil anyway. Head for the mountains, where newly available reserves might hold 10 times the energy estimated to be off the East Coast.

New Mailing List

We have begun to use a new mass mailing list tool to send coalition communications.

If you HAVE NOT received an invitation to the new email list, then you can sign up at this web page:

Please forgive the spartan accommodations there... I focused more on functionality than on design on that page. :-)

Thanks everyone!

Downloadable Book - good resource for the landowner

Several years ago, the Oil and Gas Accountability Project recognized the need to produce a comprehensive guidebook for landowners who are being confronted with oil and gas development.

In 2004, the first edition of Oil and Gas at Your Door? was published. Within 7 months they had distributed more than 1500 copies to landowners, citizens' groups, government employees, ranchers, hunters, anglers, industry representatives, academics, libraries, and media representatives from across the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.

February CNY Land Coalition newsletter

Here is the February, 2010 Coalition Newsletter.

Adobe Acrobat is required for viewing, and it can be downloaded here:



There are 194,500 acres represented in the Coalition as of 8/18/2010. The latest gas offers in New York State are $3000/acre with 20% royalties.

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