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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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Terry Ggerych Mr.
7273 spaulding dr.
bath, ny
Linda Brisson
1922 East Beecher Hill Rd
Owego, New York
martha Treichler Mrs.
7988 Van Amburg Road
Hammondsport, NY
Harold Arnold Awesome Dude (seriously...why does this matter? is a PhD's opinion better than mine?)
940 tilbury hill rd
endicott, NY
Patricia Williams
E. Front Street
Owego, NY
Mark Kovaleski Ph.D.
2 Lakeside Place
Windsor, NY
James Welsh
81 Front Street
Owego, NY
Janet Stafford
300 West 55th St, #11F
New York, NY
ron vannorstrand
201 east jefferson street
syfacuse, nyo
Richard Adams
5665 Adams-Leidenfrost Rd.
Hector, NY
Joseph Edelstein
128 Glenside
Ithaca, NY
Denise Chavez
6005 Day Hollow
Endicott, NY
Vaughn Baker
3695 Bay View
Penn Yan, New York
Donald Moran
3 Tudor Drive
Endicott, NY
Sandra Moran
3 Tudor Drive
Endicott, NY
Christy Smith
1325 Cumberland Ave
Syracuse, NY
ted weiner
329 second ave
nyc, NY
Mary Thorpe M.S.
1220 Langford Creek Road
Van Etten, NY
Anne Roma M.A.
38 Hilton Road
Apalachin, NY
Neal Pritchard
180 Decatur St.
Corning, New York
mae kang
759 Ivory foster rd
owego, NY
Richard Reeves
2805 Dunn Road
Weedsport, NY
Wanda Zinski
Mallory road
Sauquoit, New York
Douglas Barnhart
20 Standish Drve
Apalachin, New York
Jack Shear
3393 Penn. Ave.
Apalachin,, NY
Ellen Cantarow Dr.
27 Austin Road
Medford, MA
Mary L. Place M.A
31 Crescent Drive
Apalachin, New York
Diane Donahue
3Rosewood Court
Apalachin, New York
Diane Molinari
842 Glenmary Drive
Owego, NY
Eric Serritella
528 Sebring Rd
Newfield, NY
Lisa Fernandez
4316 State Rt. 414
Burdett, New York
Ellen Weininger
Educational Outreach
P.O. Box 14H, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Scarsdale, NY
Marion Kaselle
107 Sommers Rd., P.O. Box 93
North Branch, NY
Adam Paul Tagliamonte Magi
4367 SR 228
Alpine, NY
Dennis Scheck PhD
Professor Emeritus
349 Washburn Rd.
Spencer, NY
Rose Davis
58 hill ave
Johnson city, NY
Cheryl Ackeson M.S, LMT
8261 Number Four Rd W.
Manlius, NY
Anthony Smith
5190 King Hill Rd.
Campbell, NY
Joshua Miller
15 Knight Road
Vestal, NY
Joan Beverly
52 Vern Ln
Cheektowaga, NY
Maggie Pitkin
4360 McIntyre Rd
Trumansburg, NY
Peyton Hawkes
721 Chenango St
Binghamton, New York
Patricia Mericle
201 Park Pl
Ithaca, NY
Kayla Czysz
81 lovering ave buffalo my
Buffalo, Ny
Wixie Skellett
312 Orchard Street
Vestal, NY
Laura Letson
3370 Carman Road
Binghamton, NY
Rick Rogers
64 Pelto Road
Spencer, NY
Julia Annese RN
176 Millard Ave
W. Babylon , NY
Dyan Lombardi
593 W Groton Road
Groton, NY
Judith Del Sorbo
456 Washington Hwy.
Amherst, NY
Joseph Bistrovich
4699 Country Club Dr.
Syracuse, NY
Peter Andres
4881 Voorheis Road
Trumansburg, NY
Christine Chapman
4881 Voorheis Road
Trumansburg, NY
Ann Ellis MSW
2140 Long Creek Road
Apalachin, New York
Douglas Gausman
719 Underwood Road
Vestal, New York
Charlotte Gillespie
2888 Sherman Hollow Rd
Penn Yan, NY
Larry Guzy PhD.
17 Franklin St.
Oneonta, NY
Joy Pallischeck MD Education
240 Hamilton St.
Penn Yan, NY
rosalie mc evily
621 e. lake rd.
penn yab, n.y.
Philip Cali
5 Riverside Drive #910
Binghamton,, New York
Carol Cali
5 Riverside Drive #910
Binghamton,, New York
Edward Power
435 Hyman Avenue
West Islip, New York
Robert Nichols Dr.
75 State Street
Skaneateles, NY
Amelia Arkin
281 N. 7 St. #11
Brooklyn, NY
Lorita Acquisto
720 East Windsor Rd.
Windsor, New york
Stacie Edick MALS
Breather of Air
PO Box 512
Norwich, NY
Karen Strange
9055 Paris Hill Rd.
Sauquout, New York
Laura Corey
145mtvernon ave
Rochester, New York
james bligh
319 hall ave
solvay, ny
Gladys Paulsen
6 Darnley Place
Huntington Station, NY
Joan Stein
143 Eastland Ave
Rochester, New York
Joseph Honis
4271 Henderson Place
Syracuse, New York
Jemison Nathaniel
26 Williamsburg Square
Williamsville, New York
Deborah Attoinese
5165 Village Green
Los Angeles, CA
Teresa Morelle
Melrose Ave
Utica, NY
Susan Yeager CSW
Clinical social worker
552 Linden Ave; East Aurora
east Aurora, Ny
Diana Krausova
1657 Wiltshire
Berkley, MI
Michele Griego
6145 Updyke Rd
Trumansburg, NY
Julie Nucci
Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
260 Main Street
Owego, NY
Sarah Bower
5922 Newport Road
Camillus, NY
Kelsey Hebert
709 West Tower, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Devon Colligan
53 St John Ave
Binghamton, New York
joseph conte
8 main st
pratsburgh, ny
James-Henry Holland PhD
65 Jay Street
Geneva, NY
Maria Gillard
5089 Cty Rd 11
Rushville, NY
Jacob Mack-Boll
236 Pleasure Rd
Lancaster, PA
James Norwalk
356 Washington St.
Geneva, NY
Jennifer Sisbarro
4226 Jones Rd.
Bloomfield, NY
Stanley Mathews PhD
3328 Boodys Hill Road
Geneva, New York
daniel bock
5111 old bald hill rd
hemlock, ny
Christine Ibert MS Ed
4774 E. Bates Rd
Trumansburg, NY
Celeste Gudas
24 Willow Street
Brooklyn, NY
Hope Diamond
26 Ogden Street
Binghamton , NY
Heather Quigley
202 1/2 S. Duane Ave.
Endicott, NY
Ryan McTiernan
Research Coordinator
578 sand hill road
wantagh, new york
Derek Gumb
36-22 217th street
Bayside, New York
Emily Wilson
166 Grandview Court
Ithaca, NY
tamara kiss
129 Earl Rd.
Unadilla, NY
Chris Murdock
45 Washington Street
Binghamton, New York
Nathan Anthony
525 Union Ave 4E
Brooklyn, New York
Nancy Grove
Member Services
9148 Butler Rd.
Sauquoit, NY
Dorothy Tourtual
420 Western Heights Blvd
Endicott, NY
Alyssa Bennett
Artistic Director, Co-president, head of development & Production
48 West 21 Street
New York, New York
John McGregor
vineyard/winery VP & co-owner of blueberry farm
3455 Chubb Hollow Road
Penn Yan, NY
Jeff Joseph
529 Prospect Valley Road
Willseyville, NY
Stephen Kent Jusick
Executive Director
23 E. 10th Street, #PHG
New York, NY
Adam Law M.D.
16 Muriel St
Ithaca, NY
Patrick Robbins
142 Lefferts Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Nora Wolf
345 Lincoln Pl
Brooklyn, New York
Dana Scuderi-Hunter
10120 Cabin Hill Road
Andes, NY
dylan Peress-Lippincott
5755 County Rd. 4
Hector, N.Y.
Elizabeth Adams
103 Larkspur Lane
Cary, NC
Eric Peterson
305 Hancock St., Apt 1
Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth O'Callahan
670 Warren Street
Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Rothman
108 Terrace Place
Brooklyn, NY
Ian Kowaleski
91 E 18th St
Brooklyn, NY
Devon Gallegos
272 Van Buren St. #3
New York, NY
David3 Pugh
1006 Beverley Road Apt 3
Brooklyn, NY
Sally Parker
45 East Ave., Suite 500
Rochester, NY
Mary Andersen
14 Lincoln Ave
Binghamton, NY
Pat Hall
4711 Timber Ridge Dr
Montclair, Virginia
Hilton Baxter
110 IR CLT
Binghamton, NY
Frank Susa
197 Macon St Apt 1
Brooklyn, New York
Carlos Reyes
2500 University Ave Apt 1H
Bronx, New York
Kathleen M McDonald Esq.
417 N Creek Dr.
Depew, NY
Barbara Boyce
94 Percy Rd
Churchville, NY
Kathy Morris Ms
97 Seely Hill Rd
Newfield, NY
Wes Gillingham
program director
Youngsville, NY
Susan Wayne
1224 Chambers Rd
Horseheads, NY
stephanie scheck
346 washburn road
spencer, new york
Ellen Hartig
Bachelor of Science
166 Grandview Ct
Ithaca, NY
Brian Chick
7 Meadow Rd
Northboro, MA
kelly fay
262 Twining Road
Johnson City, New York
Anita Margulis
PO Box 913
Smallwood, New York
George Stadnik
24-66 44 Street
Astoria, NY
michael aman
274 fenway dr
syracuse, ny
Peter Schotanus MD
369 Port Road
Binghamton, NY
Lorraine Gudas PhD
431 E. 85 St
New York, New York
ryan schroeder
330 melrose street
brooklyn, ny
Katharine Kelly
116 W. Yates Street
Ithaca, NY
Wright Sallisbury Mr.
9531 East Lake Rd.
Hammondsport, NY
Cal Mendelsohn
80 Prospect Avenue
Nanuet, NY
Sueane Hemmer Goodreau ND, RN, CFNP
633 Ringwood Road
Ithaca, NY
Starke Donnally
141 Clarke Street
Syracuse, NY
cristian graca
663 Cattail Rd
Livingston Manor, NY
Doug Wood
21 Prospect Avenue
Port Washington, New York
Beat Keerl
13 Bouchixville road
hancock, ny
sarah thomson
823 van ostrand rd
groton, ny
Amanda Shenstone
123 Buck Hill Rd South
trumansburg, New York
Matthew Cooper
7 Valley View Road
West Danby, NY
Linda Glaser
124 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
Keith Thomson
823 van ostrand road
Groton, NY
Mary Bergen MS
POB 115
Hartwick, New York
Domenica Brockman
28 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Trumansburg, Ny
amanda david
po box 13
alpine, new york
Dave Bogart
11 Spring St
Gilbertsville, NY
Jay Roelof
PO Box 497
Cross River, New York
Randy Hendrickson
2366 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Donna Fisher
413 S. Seward Ave.
Auburn, N ew York
Jean Anyon Dr.
1035 Cadosia Road
Hancock, NY
bob mcguire
46 whitted rd
ithaca, NY
Chris McHugh
335 Moriches Rd
St. James, NY
Beth SymesLatini
7036 Whitney Valley Rd
ALmond, NY
Sarabeth Matilsky
Ithaca, NY
John Clinton Bradley
56 Vassar St
Rochester, NY
Athena Tiwari
481 Mile Square Road
Yonkers, New York
Kim Feil
409 N Elm
Arlington, TX
Laurel Rule RN
105 Champlain Ave, PO Box 207
Westport, NY
Kizer Walker PhD
338 East Miller Road
Ithaca (Danby), NY
Elizabeth Yokum
66 Ganong Dr.
Saranac, New York
Erin Miksic RN
1312 eutaw place
Baltimore , Md
Melissa Melnik
8524 Hayes Hollow rd
colden, NY
Terry Dame
224 Sullivan Street #D42
New York, New York
Louise Mudrak
693 Coddington Road
Ithaca, NY
Lorraine Ahearn
109 Stover Road
Rochester, NY
Dennis Wienk
274 Rosedale Street
Rochester, NY
DONNA Sullivan
1144 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY
Hope Mandeville
52 Brooktondale Road
Ithaca, NY
Virginia Burnett
988 County Route 49
Winthrop, New York
Carol Clarke
91 German Cross Rd
Ithaca, NY
Suzanna Russo
21 jute road
rocky point, ny
Bill Metzger
571 S Park Ave
Buffalo, New York
7795 Vermont Hill Road
Holland, New York
hamill corwith mr.
527 Beaver Meadow Rd.
Cooperstown, NY
Rachel Evans
33 Maple St.
Beacon, NY
The Reverend William Lutz D.Min.
82 Scott Ave
Elmira, NY
marilyn anderson MFA
34 Nicholson St.
rochester, NY
Wallace Watson Ph. D.
P. O. Box 218
Jacksonville, NY
Cheryl Frank Ms.
829 S. Winton Rd
Rochester, NY
Georgia Roelof
PO Box 497
Cross River, NY
Michael Neville
225 Cleveland Ave.
Ithaca, NY
Joshua Harben
5885 State Route 79
Trumansburg, NY
Leslie Hall
134 Hall Road
Maryland, New York
Jean Connell
8 Poplar Street
Rensselaer, New York
Sonja Kunath
216 Lynhurst Ave
Horseheads, NY
Robert N. Seidel Ph.D.
38 Rand Place
Pittsford, New York
Lori Anderson Moseman Doctor of Arts
1120 East Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Ithaca, NY
john harrison
294 hoyer rd
e springfield, ny
Elizabeth Shedd
201 Wildflower Drive #2
Ithaca, NY
John Bennett
PO Box 556
Unadilla, NY
Sue Kingsbauer
208 N Main St
NAPLES, New York
Amy Anderson
424 West Saugerties Road
Saugerties, New York
Lucy Kane
80-08 35th Ave. Apt. 6P
Jackson Heights, NY
Alexandra Zissu
author, environmental health journalist, concerned New Yorker, and mother
720 Greenwich St
New York, NY
John Low-Beer Esq., Ph.D.
415 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY
Debra Catanzaro
34-15 31st Avenue
Astoria, NY
David Kowalski PhD
166 Burbank Dr.
Amherst, NY
Judy Lubow
106 Granada Court
Longmont, CO
David Morse MPA
45 Oakmount Dr
Rochester, NY
Catharine Williams MSW
287 Dartmouth St.
Rochester, NY
Christina Luglan
38 Washington st
Sarah Bigelow
127 South Avenue
Penn Yan, New York
William Kalatsky
511 6th ave
Susan Pixley
83 Huntington Meadow
Rochester, NY
david schiliro
30-95 34th Street, Apt 1A
Long Island City, NY
Mary Deuel
121 Murray Street
Mount Morris, NY
thomas Deuel
121 Murray Street
Mount Morris, NY
Steven Daniel
181 Railroad Mills Road
Pittsford, NY
Frances Dolan
121 Murray Street
Mount Morris, NY
Emily Brown
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
Esther Racoosin Ph.D.
112 Roat Street
Ithaca, NY
David Borden
227 Enfield Falls Road
Ithaca, NY
Chris Calimeri
2791 Forest Hill Dr.
Auburn, New York
Mary and Niels Schulz
2658 Holler Rd
Virgil, NY
Cynthia Coleman MS
525 S Danby Rd
Spencer, NY
Jay Hanas
4101 E. Waneta Lake Rd
Dundee, NY
Troy Clark
6495 w. mulberry jefferson rd.
Frankfort, IN
Ashley Cake
114 Cascadilla Park Road
Ithaca, NY
Bartholomew Daly
143 Miles Ave
Syracuse , NY
Randall Blyler
577 Main St.
Etna, NY
Alexandra Barlowe
895 West End Avenue
New York, NY
Anne Verrelli
4207 Famoso Drive
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Sara Vangorden
542 Beckwith Road
Pine City, NY
Cara Brownell
1801 Dorchester Rd., #1-D
Brooklyn, New York
Kathleen Dickerson
32 Oak Street
Johnson City, New York
Kristina Baier
509 Midline Road
Freeville, New York
Elaine Caso MS,APRN,BC
Commuty Outreach Nurse
177 Forest Hills Drive,
Elmira, NY
Barbara Warren RN, MS
Executive Director
422 oakland valley rd.
cuddebackville, ny
Deb Overfield
59-1 Ely Park Blvd
Binghamton, New York
Kara Emmons
374 Silver Lake Spur
Hancock, 13783
Wendy Miller RNC
8809 Larchmont Dr
Brewerton, NY
Kim Schrag
PO Box 52
Trumansburg, NY
Stephanie Sher Ph.D.
7146 S Gannett Hill Rd
Naples, NY
Howard Botwinick PhD
Economics Professor, SUNY Cortland
106 Washington St.
Ithaca, NY
Peg Strickland
6745 S Gannett Hill Rd
Naples, NY
Irma Mitchell
70 Donna Lane
Binghamton, NY
Joyce Campbell
Professor Emeritas, Kutztown University
104 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
Donald Reschke
63 Ballou Rd.
Owego, NY
Cynthia Chase PhD.
909 Wyckoff Rd
Ithaca, New York
Tara Sumner
Vice President
PO Box 302
Springfield Center, New York
Laura Dodge
65 Preston St #3
Providence, RISir nmodeci
Lisa Zaccaglini
po box 333
Sharon SPrings, NY
Jennifer Martin
98 Fairview Ave
Binghamton, NY
Nancy Moen
Physcian Assistant , Emergency Services
525 gardnertwon Rd
Mt vison, NY
Cassandra Shortle
237 Elm St
Ithaca, NY
susan edwards
866 1st ave
trinidad, ca
Glenn Sanders PhD
117 Turner Rd.
Schoharie, NY
Laura Malloy Ph.D.
Councilman, Professor of Biology
2258 St HWY 205
Mt. Vision, NY
C Lawrence PhD
1432 County Highway 8
Otego, NY
David Leeds
178 E 80th Street, Apt. 21A
New York, NY
Robert Finger
4264 State Route 21 South
Canandaigua, NY
Jonathan Wool
2071 County Highway 39
Worcester, NY
Beth Sopko
151 First Avenue #151
New York, NY
Teresa Winchester Ph. D.
465 Chicken Farm Road
Otego, NY
Virginia Hawkins
250 Guy Beardsley road
Otego, New York
Steven Zerby
PO Box 7
Westford, NY
Joseph Norman
PO Box 800
Morris, NY
Margaret Henry Ms.Ed.
Farmer owner
606 Columbiana Rd.
Bessemer, PA
Joel Benton
1553 Wittenberg Rd
Mt. Tremper, NY
Martha Scoppa
32 Cold Spring Road
Liberty, NY
darlene abajian
field miller
otego, ny
Nick Kirk
Project engineer
115 marsh rd
Ithaca, NY
Oksana Fuller
3971 West Lake Road
Canandaigua, NY
Sarah Macarthur
231 Bissell Rd
Cooperstown, NY