Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition Presents One-Sided Argurments

WBNG-TV Action News (Oct 18):
Drilling Effects for Tioga County

A short segment on Channel 12 “Action News” starts out like this:

An environmentalist weighs the pro’s and con’s of tapping into the Marcellus Shale in the Southern Tier. Chair of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, Chris Burger, spoke at the Tioga Trails cafĂ© in Owego tonight.

I think it was more like just the “cons” of drilling were covered. Channel 12 needs to put a little more “action” into their Action News. The BRSC is dead set against–and actively opposes–drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Know who your opponents are folks. Don’t fall for the lie that they’re presenting “fair and balanced environmental viewpoints” on the topic of drilling. They are not.

See for yourself: Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition.

Fortuna and Hess Royalty & Signing Bonus Numbers

Elmira Star-Gazette (Oct 17):
Slow down in gas drilling activity allows chance for consideration

A generally anti-drilling “article” by the business writer for the Elimra Star-Gazette. But he includes some helpful and interesting information for landowners:

I’m also watching how Fortuna and Hess are slugging it out for leasing rights in the counties to our east. What started here as a 12.5 percent production royalty and signing bonuses of a few hundred dollars per acre has morphed into the 20 percent royalty figure and signing bonuses of several thousand dollars per acre being offered in Broome and the surrounding counties on either side of the border.

Landowners and landowner groups take notice! Be sure you’re getting the best prices you can from your contracts.