You recently received communication from JLC-NY President Dan Fitzsimmons, urging you to contact NY Senators regarding the issue of further delay of natural gas drilling in NY. The JLC-NY Political Action team would like to echo President Fitzsimmons’ request, and indicate the urgency/importance of your making this effort. To be frank, the opponents to drilling are mounting a huge public relations effort to get Senators to support their misguided cause. These individuals are funded far better than we landowners are, so they are able to make headlines. They will be making headlines this week, so be prepared.
It’s coming down to the wire. The NY Assembly has already passed a drilling moratorium bill. If the Senate does likewise, the opportunity for leasing our land will likely be gone for a very long time. The NY Legislature will be recessing after they meet this week. Traditionally, the last week of the legislature’s session is frantic and legislators react to pressure. Many people have given selflessly of time, effort, and funds to advance safe, responsible gas drilling in NY. Honestly, folks, it’s up to you, now. We cannot over-emphasize the crucial importance of your reaching-out to the Senators listed below, and urge them not to do anything to delay safe drilling in NY. The points made by President Fitzsimmons are listed below. When you make your calls, please emphasize these points, but do feel free to add your own personal situation to the message. It is most important that all Senators realize that there is a large LOCAL citizenry that feels three years of study/delay, delay/study is long-enough. The regulations that NYS DEC will shortly release will be world-class. It’s time, & the time for you to make this effort cannot wait. Please make the requested calls & urge everyone that you possibly can think of to also make contact with the listed Senators. It’s come down to this. Don’t let us down.
The JLC Political Action Team
Dear Coalition Leaders, Landowners, Union Leaders, Workers, Business Leaders, and Natural Gas Supporters Everywhere,
Please circulate this to any and all pro-gas supporters as soon as you receive this.
Starting Monday morning we need every single person possible to call the following Senators at each number listed farther below and tell them each of them the following 4 important points...
1. A moratorium is not needed. There is no need to put 5,000 people out of work that has been performed safely for decades.
2. Let the DEC do their job and release the SGEIS without further delay. Facts and Science should be controlling this process.
3. Do not promote any legislation that would hinder the economic growth this is predicted to create. A recent report by the Manhattan Policy Institute conservatively estimates that 18,000 new jobs and $11.4 billion in economic activity will be created as a result of Marcellus development in New York by 2020.
4. The science and history proves that the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing has been used for decades in New York with zero incidences of water well contamination or adverse health consequences.
Here are the names and numbers to call...
Sen. Libous: 518-455-2677
Sen. Grisanti: 518-455-3240
Sen. Gallivan: 518-455-3471
Sen. DeFrancisco: 518-455-3511
Sen. Bonacic: 518-455-3181
Sen. Saland: 518-455-2411
Sen. Golden: 518-455-2730
Sen. Seward: 518-455-3131
Sen. Nozzolio: 518-455-2366
Sen. McDonald: 518-455-2381
Sen. Libous: 607-773-8771
Sen. Grisanti: 716-854-8705
Sen. Gallivan: 716-656-8544
Sen. DeFrancisco: 315-428-7632
Sen. Bonacic: 845-344-3311
Sen. Saland: 845-463-0840
Sen. Golden: 718-238-6044
Sen. Seward: 607-432-5524
Sen. Nozzolio: 315-568-9816
Sen. McDonald: 518-274-4616
Thank you for taking this seriously and calling these Senators. Having them support safe and responsible development of natural gas now is crucial if we are to succeed.
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.