Sent: 4/19/2011 11:08:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Now is the time to voice your support
Dear Natural Gas Supporters Everywhere,
Please circulate this information to any and all fellow pro-gas supporters.
Now is the time to voice your support for developing NY's Natural Gas in a safe, responsible, timely manner! Please start emailing and mailing letters of support to the Governor and others, and please keep doing so as often as possible. Please download the pdf file by clicking here, print it out, sign it, and mail it to the address on the letter.
You'll notice that the body of the letter is also below the line at the end of this email. It is there so you can send an email to Governor Cuomo. It is really simple and fast!
First, go to this website...
Once there please enter your information at the lower left. Then on the lower right please enter "Please Support Natural Gas Now" in the subject line. After that select a topic. We suggest one of the following...
The Economic Crisis
Next, please copy and paste the text below the line into the comment field. Please remember to type your name at the end!
Answer the anti-spam security question and click the "Submit Form" field.
Finally, be proud for doing your part to help bring the benefits of Natural Gas to you and your community!
That's all there is to it. If you prefer you can also create your own letter and email and send them in place of our pre-written copy.
In closing, please make every effort to forward this email to all supporters everywhere.
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.
Hon. Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York State
State Capitol Building, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12247
Dear Governor Cuomo,
I am writing to ask for your support for drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region of New York State. As you are aware much of NY overlies Marcellus and Utica shale formations, two of the largest sources of natural gas in the world.
Last year former Governor Paterson issued an Executive Order that put a moratorium on all new drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale. The Department of Environmental Conservation is currently reviewing the process of hydraulic fracturing, a process used to capture the natural gas from the shale. There has been much debate from both sides over this issue, but the fact remains that if responsible and safe drilling is permitted, it will create badly need jobs in the region and uplift depressed local economies.
Gasoline prices are at record highs and with the current state of unrest in the Middle East many experts believe prices will continue to climb. President Obama recently called on the United States to reduce its dependence on foreign oil imports by one-third over the next decade, and pledged to expedite domestic drilling permits including those for natural gas.
If you look to NY's neighbors in Pennsylvania, they are experiencing an economic boom. A recent report stated that over 44,000 jobs were created in that state since drilling commenced two years ago. One of the best examples that demonstrate the economic impact of drilling in New York is in Chemung County, which borders Pennsylvania. As a result of its proximity to Pennsylvania, the county is experiencing economic benefits from Marcellus Shale development, even though the drilling is taking place across the border. They have seen record increases in sales tax receipts, increased commercial construction and as a result they project 500 new jobs to be created in their county for the next six to eight years.
Our state can ill afford not to participate in the largest economic development project this state has seen in more than half a century. I urge you to support this very vital initiative to allow responsible natural gas drilling in New York State.
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