The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is encouraging landowners in New York State to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his actions in lifting the gas drilling moratorium, and encourage him to keep the process moving along quickly. How? By printing and signing a letter saying just that. The JLCNY has produced a form letter supporters can use (see below).
MDN heartily endorses the letter and encourages drilling supporters to sign and send it at their earliest opportunity.
Dear Natural Gas Supporters Everywhere,
Please circulate this to any and all pro-gas supporters as soon as you read this.
Now that the dSGEIS is released, it’s time to show our gratitude for the support and progress it represents to natural gas supporters and to continue to push for the dSGEIS’s quick and efficient review. Fortunately we’ve made it simple to do all that!
All you have to do is open the file linked to here. Then print it out, and mail it to the address at the top of the letter. Then print out a bunch of copies of the letter for other supporters to sign and mail in as well. Keep in mind that everybody must send in their own letter. Please do not co-sign!
Please do this today. It is important that Governor Cuomo consider the information that is in the letter as he decides how the next steps in the dSGEIS review and finalization will be conducted.
Thank you for attending to this important matter right now and for sharing copies with other supporters.
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.
P.S. If you’re having trouble opening the file mentioned above, simply copy and paste the text that follows below the line into your computers text editor. Then print it, sign it, send it, reprint it many times, and share it with other supporters.
Hon. Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York State
State Capitol Building, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12247
Dear Governor Cuomo:
In response to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) release of the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), I would like to thank you, DEC Commissioner Martens, and all of the DEC scientists and staff for the commitment, diligence, and hard work they devoted to preparing the document.
I see this release as a very positive step towards enjoying the protections, prosperity, and benefits that safe and responsible Natural Gas development will bring to New York’s communities. I look forward to reviewing the changes that have been made to the document in the weeks to come and offering rational, science based substantive comments as deemed necessary to protect our homes, lands and the environment.
It is my sincere hope that the remainder of the SGEIS review process and final approval will be expedited and allowed to proceed without any undue delays so that New York can prove that environmental protection and economic development are not just compatible, but mutually beneficial. Thank you.
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