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New Coalition Letter to Governor Cuomo: Oppose a Possible Southern Tier Fracking Demonstration Project and Require Full Enforcement of Executive Order No. 41

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo:

We, the undersigned, write to request that you take immediate action to fulfill the mandates specified by Executive Order No. 41. We ask you to:

1) Withhold issuance of shale gas drilling permits for any demonstration project in Broome, Tioga and Chemung counties, or any other areas of New York. The Executive Order requires that "pursuant to SEQRA, no permits may be issued prior to the completion of a Final SGEIS [Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, not in the original]..."

2) Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS in order to expand its scope to address a) Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hydraulic fracturing recently proposed for 135,000 acres in Tioga County and b) New York State mortgage lending programs involving properties with gas and oil leases. These two issues are not analyzed "comprehensively" by the Revised Draft SGEIS. As a result, your Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cannot "ensure that such impacts are appropriately avoided or mitigated consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act..."

3) Require DEC to provide a report on "the status of the Final SGEIS and the regulatory conditions that are necessary to include in oil and gas well permits to protect public health and the environment." That report is mandated "subsequent to the conclusion of the public comment period..."

Executive Order No. 41

As one of your first official acts as Governor, you signed an official "continuation" of Executive Order No. 41:

Highlighted below are the key provisions of the Executive Order referenced by our requests:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David A. Paterson, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of New York, do hereby order as follows:

1) The Department shall complete its review of the public comments, make such revisions to the Draft SGEIS that are necessary to analyze comprehensively the environmental impacts associated with high-volume hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling, ensure that such impacts are appropriately avoided or mitigated consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), other provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law and other laws, and ensures (stet) that adequate regulatory measures are identified to protect public health and the environment (emphasis added);

2) On or about June 1, 2011, the Department shall publish a Revised Draft SGEIS, accept public comment on the revisions for a period of not less than thirty days, and may schedule public hearings on such revisions to be conducted in the Marcellus shale region and New York City; and

3) Recognizing that, pursuant to SEQRA, no permits may be issued prior to the completion of a Final SGEIS, the Department, subsequent to the conclusion of the public comment period, shall report to the Governor on the status of the Final SGEIS and the regulatory conditions that are necessary to include in oil and gas well permits to protect public health and the environment (emphasis added).


In conclusion, you have gained national renown as a champion of equal rights for all New Yorkers. That is why we request that you afford all New Yorkers equal protection from horizontal hydrauic fracturing hazards. Shale gas extraction must not be allowed in the Southern Tier or any other areas of New York until it is safe for all areas of our state, including the New York City and Syracuse watersheds.

With that goal in mind, the status report mandated by the Executive Order would allow the public to know prior to the adoption of a Final SGEIS precisely how DEC would fully resolve the 40 pages of detailed technical comments submitted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2009 as well as the 17 critical shortcomings documented in the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS coalition letter with more than 22,000 signatories.

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Until there is a consensus among local, state and federal government authorities as well as potentially impacted parties that these concerns have been fully resolved, we request that you maintain New York's horizontal hydraulic fracturing moratorium.

Thank you for your consideration.

Very truly yours,

Total Signatory Count: 3080

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113 Nelson Road
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402 W. 148th St #42
New York, NY
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6115 Mount Road
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Teresa Michel
1849 Honoco Rd
Aurora, NY 13026
Kristin Landau
104 Cross Pond Road
Pound Ridge, NY
Robin Ostfeld
1641 Shaw Rd.
Lodi, New York
Robert Westfall
160 Sewilo Hills Dr
Rochester, NY
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119 Prospect St
Binghamton, NY
David Heck
310 E. Court St.
Ithaca, NY
Courtney Weber
116 Sherman Avenue., Apt. 3
New York, NY
Naomi Weinstein Ms.
136 West 24th Street
New York, NY
Robert Lederman
555 Bway
Anthony Henry Smith
30 Ariance Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York
Anne-Claire Fisher Ed.D.
Associate Professor
2347 Johnson Rd.
Olean, NY
Joseph DiLuzio
2332 15th street
Troy, NY
jeffrey moore 103
callicoon, n.y.
Susanne Adrian
192 1st Avenue
New York, New York
David Bornstein
5800 Arlington Ave.9T
Bronx, NY
Caroline Law
202 West 78th Street
New York, New York 10024
Janet Thomas
311 Cafferty Hill Road
Endicott, NY
Robert Shoup
Program Coordinator
347 Crescent Avenue
Highland, NY
Elizabeth Taylor-Schott
536 Spencer Road
Ithaca, NY
Timothy Clark
140 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, New York
Sharon Goodman
350 West 51st Street #4J
New York, New York
Teresa Sutherland
2018 West Lake Road
Penn Yan, NY
Evan Hallas
166 Bald Hill Rd.
Spencer, NY
John Bijarney
101 South Street
Chenango Forks, New York
Caren Cooper
1 Sunny Slope Road
Ithaca, NY
thomas warner
2513 brookview road
castleton, new york 12033
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1792 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY
William Mathews SUNY Emeritus Professional
8 Wintergreen Way
Rochester, New York
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PO Box 413
Nichols, NY
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P. O. Box 393
DeRuyter, New York
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10551 Turnpike Rd.
East Meredith, NY
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853 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY
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127 Co. Hwy. 5
Otego, NY
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3406 Jackson Rd.
Binghamton, NY
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1705 Audubon Rd
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474 Snyder Hill Rd.
Ithaca, NY
David Brown
92 Ithaca Road
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4834 Leraysville Rd.
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8 Hunter Lane
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5105 state rt. 224
Odessa, NY
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183 Boice Mill Road
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127 Springtime Lane West
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45 Elm St.
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9393 York Settlement Rd.
North Rose, NY
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904 N Tioga St
Ithaca, New York
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Callicoon Center, NY
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Marsha Green
130 Taylor Road
Morris, New York
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4464 Picnic Area Rd
Burdett, NY
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7 Raymond Street
Rochester, NY
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Salt Point, NY
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3364 State Route 12
Clinton, New York
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Dryden, NY
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510 East 86 Street
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317 County Highway 40
Worcester, NY
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5283 North Kashong Point
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180 Baker Road
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187 Creamery Road
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53 Enfield Main Road
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719 Ringwood Rd
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519 Willow Avenue
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677 County Hwy 49
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180 Baker Rd.
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106 Rupp Rd.
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Binghamton, NY
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PO Box 297
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123 E. King Rd.
Ithaca, NY
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9827 Ossian Hill Road
Dansville, New York
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228 Campbell Hill Road
Cooperstown, NY
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P.O. Box 113
Smithville Flats, New York
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78 Cherry St
Geneva, NY
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140 Wagon Wheel Lane
Cutchogue, New York
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3199 Grenell Road
Middle Grove, NY 12850
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253 Coddington Rd
Ithaca, NY
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2656 York Road Wesdt
York, New York
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5630 West lake Rd,
Conesus, New York
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51 Clearview Place
Binghamton, NY
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PO Box 520
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49 E. 1st Street
New York, New York
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63 Beacon Hill Rd.
Ardsley, NY
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6261 Perryville Rd,
Chittenango, NY
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Ithaca, New York
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834 Westcott Street
Syracuse, New York
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405 Hattie Clark Road
Greene, NY
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PO Box 105, Hurd Rd
Slaterville Springs, NY
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110 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, NY
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PO Box 864
Stone Ridge, NY
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5111 old bald hill rd
hemlock, ny
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patchogue, ny
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212 N. Jackson St.
Watkins Glen, NY
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1466 Hudson Ave
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PO Box 143
Hurleyville, NY
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331 west 57th st
new york , NY
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24 Proctor Blvd
Utica, NY
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707 Beverley Rd #6D
Brooklyn, NY
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341 Day St
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10052 416th Ave. SE
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Brooktondale, New York
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216 6th St.
Liverpool, New York
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210 Eddy St
Ithaca, NY
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Ithaca, NY
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105 Sheldon Road
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380 Riverside Drive Apt 1H
New York, NY
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Schenectady, NY
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1245 Oak Hill Road
Franklin, NY
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4 Orange St
Marcellus, 13108
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Westerlo, NY
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Brooktondale, NY
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Raquette Lake, NY
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234 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
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384 Chapin Trail
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4542 Clark Rd.
Campbell, NY
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Marathon, NY
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P.O. Box 103
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