Below is a letter we sent to Governor Cuomo...as we see it...they legalized same sex marriage, the pressure was on...the antis are going to realize that and continue to put pressure on & up it...we need to keep letters and phone calls to Governor Cuomo and our legislators going...every week...get kids involved...neighbors...friends...even your mother-in-law...we need to keep the pressure on...we are so sick of calling and writing letters...but we can't stop now...let's encourage each other to keep on keeping on....tell him about our rights as land owners...that we don't need anymore public comments periods...as always be polite, but firm...As Ellen taught us...Keep on drillin'...and we might add...until they start drilling...
David and Karen
Part of his reply--written on June 21--As part of this process, DEC will issue a second draft of the SGEIS this summer and accept another round of public comments before finalizing the SEGEIS.
June 10, 2011
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany , NY 12224
Dear Governor Cuomo,
We read with interest your comments of March 9, 2011 talking about the legislation to legalize “same-sex marriages”. “To me, this is more than just a piece of legislation. This is about the lives of people who I have known for many years, who currently are without the rights to which they are entitled.”
Our question to you…what about the lives of people who have owned land for years, generations in New York, who are having to sell out, live in a constant struggle to make ends meet?? What about their rights to sell the gas underneath them? They have paid taxes on this land every year and now they can’t even harvest what is theirs!!
What about the young couple who ventured out and bought some land to raise their family on? What about their rights?
Do you really care for these struggling people?
We have been patient and our patience is wearing thin. Three years of waiting.
Looking forward to hearing some good news regarding drilling in the Marcellus Shale soon.