Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It Is Time To Let Albany Know What You Want!

This is the last chance for Southern Tier and New York State residents to achieve permanent property tax relief and economic recovery. The DEC hearing in Dansville on November 16th is the first of four DEC hearings that will be held in November. The dates for the other hearings are on the Joint Landowner’s Coalition website. This will be the last chance for residents of the Southern Tier to express their opinion regarding whether or not the natural gas industry will be allowed in New York State to pull us out of our despicable economic situation. This is the only industry that wants to conduct business in our state. Pennsylvania has changed the energy picture for the country for the next 100 years. Green energy will never be able to compete with $3.00 per thousand cubic feet natural gas. Even if it could, New York would be the last state that any green energy industry would enter. Our environmental regulations are far too strict for this to occur. Already, green energy companies in America cannot compete with those in foreign countries such as China. An excellent example is Solyndra, who received over a half billion dollars in taxpayer subsidies, and still ended up in bankruptcy. Will we continue to listen to the so-called intellectuals on the hill in Ithaca, or at least give the natural gas industry a chance to prove that what occurred in Pennsylvania regarding its economic recovery due to the natural gas industry, is also possible in New York. We need everybody’s support at these hearings to preserve the future of the state. There has been a handful of very dedicated and hard working members in a handful of coalitions who have kept this dream of economic recovery alive. It is time for everyone else to stand up and be counted to allow the natural gas industry to enter the state! -Neil

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