Now More True than ever!
Now More True than ever!
I read with almost amusement if it weren’t so sad your comments in the paper this morning…you talked about the election of Donald Trump…you mentioned that so many of you feel soul sick…
Let me tell you about being “soul sick”…you robbed the land owners of New York State of their right to harvest the natural resources from their land. The land that they have paid taxes on for years. That makes me “soul sick”.
You robbed us of the opportunity to help our kids and now grandkids…of helping them with their college education…That makes me “soul sick”.
You robbed our businesses of business…that makes me “soul sick”.
You robbed our farmers of being able to improve their farms…that makes me “soul sick”.
You robbed us of one of our best friends moving to Tennessee because of high taxes here in New York…that could have been avoided if they had money from their harvest of their resources…that makes me “soul sick”.
You robbed my brother, who died before he could benefit from the right to his resources on his land, he fought long and hard for his rights, but you denied them. Not to mention other friends who have died or are now in nursing homes. This makes me “soul sick”.
I am not a bitter person and I won’t let this make me bitter if though I could very easily. You have robbed, stolen, and taken our rights and now you are “soul sick” because a man gets elected fair and square….
The “deplorables” fought back with their vote and now you are “soul sick”.
This letter could go on for pages about how YOU have hurt New Yorkers…but will end with this…
As you reflect this Thanksgiving in your big home, with all your friends and family, with all your trimmings, take a moment to think of those you have hurt, those you have robbed, and maybe find it in your heart to change and turn this around. It is never to late to right a wrong.
Karen Ballard, and David Ballard, Jeff and Kathy Heller, John Bloise, and Mary Hickey
Below is a list of endorsements by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc. for several important elections.
Each candidate we have endorsed has shown a commitment to landowner rights and energy development and is vital in moving our agenda forward. Our endorsements signal the JLCNY’s strong belief that we should support those candidates who stand up for our rights in the face of tremendous pressure and misinformation.
Local elections are always important. Those opposed to landowner rights, energy development and energy transmission are still trying to place their candidates on local boards. Please consult your local landowner coalition for information about your local elections.
The Presidential race has attracted the most attention this election season. There are many reasons to choose a president. On the issues of landowner rights and energy development, Donald Trump is the clear choice. During a March 2016 debate in Flint, Michigan, Hilary Clinton said: “By the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place.”
Voting is a personal decision based on each individual’s experience and interests. This list is meant to inform you of the candidates who support the issues important to the JLCNY. However you make your decisions on the political candidates, we urge you to exercise your right to vote on November 8, 2016
NEW YORK STATE ELECTIONS
Fred Akshar 52 nd Senate District
Thomas O’Mara 58th Senate District
James Seward 51st Senate District
John J. Bonacic 42nd Senate District
Clifford Crouch Assembly District 122
Christopher Friend Assembly District 124
Gary Finch Assembly District 126
John Salka Assembly District 121
Philip Palmesano Assembly District 132
Joe Errigo Assembly District 133
Andy Goodell Assembly District 150
Broome County Executive: Debbie Preston
US President: Donald Trump
John Faso 19th District
Claudia Tenney 22nd District
Tom Reed 23rd District
Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said: “Today’s Final SGEIS represents one more opportunity denied in Andrew Cuomo’s unconscionable assault on Upstate New York.”
“No Governor in our history has done more damage to Upstate New York than Andrew Cuomo. During his term in office, Governor Cuomo has presided over the largest out-migration of any state in the nation. New York has lost 350,000 people in the past three years, according to the Empire Center for New York State Policy. And Southern Tier residents who can see Pennsylvania’s prosperity from their front porches are calling for their towns to secede from New York.”
“Governor Cuomo has once again contributed to the decline of our Upstate cities. Rochester is now the fifth poorest city in the country with 31 percent of the population living in poverty. The poverty rates for Buffalo and Syracuse are 30.7% and 34.6%. And in the heart of the Marcellus shale region, more than 33.3 percent of Binghamton residents are at or below the federal poverty level. Today’s news is devastating to thousands who had hoped for a chance to pull themselves up from economic despair.”
“The State that built the Erie Canal has lost its “can do attitude” and succumbed to the extremists. It has turned its back on the economic opportunities that have reinvigorated the American economy. Instead, New York’s tax and spend Governor has chosen to pursue gimmicky programs like StartUp NY, creating 76 jobs at a cost to taxpayers of $53 million.”
“Since December 17, 2014, the DEC has been busy changing the conclusion of the SGEIS in order to fit Governor Cuomo’s last minute political strategy. U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna said in January: ‘The Governor’s decision on natural gas production seems to be driven more by politics than sound science.’ Even former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg – a major ally of environmental groups – called Governor Cuomo’s decision a misguided policy that ‘doesn’t make any sense at all’.”
Bob Williams, JLCNY director and member of New York State’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel said: “No Governor has demonstrated his lack of knowledge on energy more than Andrew Cuomo. He has never visited an oil or gas well. In 2013, he said he feared that children could fall into a well casing, a comment demonstrating his ignorance about the drilling process. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was referring to Andrew Cuomo when she said in January: ‘I think that localized efforts or statewide efforts in many cases don’t understand the science behind it’. She also said bans in states like New York are ‘the wrong way to go’. In March Secretary Jewel released the Interior Department’s final rules that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands. Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider said: ‘This rule will protect public health and the environment during and after hydraulic fracturing operations at a modest cost while both respecting the work previously done by the industry, the states and the tribes and promoting the adoption of more protective standards across the country’. “
Bob Williams also said: “Even EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in April that officials know fracking can be done safely. She said: ‘The good news about drinking water is that we really do know how to construct a well. These are not out-of-the-loop new technologies we’re seeking to identify. This is standard engineering practice’. The process is safe for EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and even President Obama, but Andrew Cuomo and his administration still can’t figure it out.”
Dan Fitzsimmons: “Andrew Cuomo said his decision on hydraulic fracturing would be guided by science and facts. But, no matter what side of this debate you are on, everyone knows Cuomo’s decision was solely based on his political future. We hope that in time, other state and federal experts will convince him that the Marcellus Shale is a blessing that cannot be denied to New York and its citizens.”
About The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York
The mission of The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is to foster, promote, advance and protect the common interest of the people as it pertains to natural gas development though education and best environmental practices. JLCNY gathers and provides factual, objective information about safe and responsible natural gas development to landowners and community members. ###
BINGHAMTON – January 27, 2015 – Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said: “We are extremely pleased that Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) has introduced federal legislation in response to Governor Cuomo’s theft of property rights in the Southern Tier. We are especially proud that JLCNY board member Neil Vitale accompanied Congressman Reed to the President’s State of the Union Address, highlighting our fight for the rights of New York landowners.”
The whole story and the proposed legislation HERE
Steuben County Landowners Vice Pres. Neil Vitale at State of the Union with Congressman Tom Reed. please watch!
SCLOC LANDOWNERS…PLEASE WATCH THIS CLIP:
It was a great turn out in Binghamton Monday night. Well over 800 landowners were there in force to show their displeasure at Mr. Cuomo’s recent bail out with his puppet Dr. Zucker.
We have a battle ahead. We encourage all of the SCLOC members to please go to the Joint Landowners site and subscribe for updates with their emails, newsletters and information that will be coming over the next months to keep you all in the up to the minute loop with updates and information to keep you on top of what advocacy and messages we all need to relentlessly POUND Albany with this issue.
All of us see this only has a unconstitutional TAKING of our mineral and land rights and we cannot stand by and let this go on any more.
So many people felt Cuomo would do the right thing – well he won’t. He’s a bully and he’s being bullied by the Opressors, the Anti’s from the left that want nothing more than to disrupt us and take/steal our land and mineral rights. The wealthy elite he has been hearing from and are funding paid activists to only hear their fearmongering and scare tactics that are false.
NO MORE. When Dr. Zucker stood before us and said “he wouldn’t let his children play outside near a natural gas well…HE’S A LIAR. THIS “SO CALLED” DOCTOR DOESN’T EVEN HAVE KIDS.
Just more bully, nonsense and fearmongering from Opressors (formerly known as the Anti’s) who only wish to rob us of our rights.
PLEASE LOG ON TODAY AT THE JLCNY – LOOK THE TO UPPER LEFT ON THE HOME PAGE AND SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE EMAILS, NEWSLETTERS AND INFO COMING FROM JLCNY.
HERE’S THE LINK TO GO TO: http://www.jlcny.org/site/
You will continue to hear from us at SCLOC, and SCLOC will continue to work to promote your land and mineral rights to prospective companies. We will work with the JLCNY to organize and get Steuben/Schuyler/Chemung/
One more thing: The resounding cry of the Opressors is “Only a few will benefit from drilling, who cares about them?” – let’s show them how the “few” can raise the roof and not suffer their oppression any longer.
WE NEED TO FIGHT NOW.
LIKE US ON FACE BOOK, LIKE JLCNY ON FACEBOOK – SPEAK OUT – YELL, PROTEST TELL ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN TO YOU ON THIS ISSUE – AND STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS AS LANDOWNERS.
Directions to the Holiday Inn in Binghamton:
Parking is available at the Holiday Inn Parking lot and on the street. If you park on the street, you will need to pay for parking for about 1-1.5 hours. After 4:00 p.m. PARKING IS FREE ON THE STREET.
The rally will take place inside the Holiday Inn – those with signs will meet in the parking lot outside.
The rally is from 4 – 6 p.m. There will be finger food available and refreshments (compliments from the Holiday Inn).
From the South: From I-81 take exit 4 South. Take ramp right for Rt-7 South towards Binghamton. Keep straight onto RT-363 West. Turn right onto Washington Street. Turn left onto Hawley Street. Arrive at hotel.
From the North: At exit 4 South take ramp right for RT-7 South towards Binghamton. Keep straight onto RT – 363 West. Turn right onto Washington Street. Turn left onto Hawley Street. Arrive at hotel.
From the West: At exit 72, take ramp right and follow signs for US-11 / Front Street. Turn right onto US-11 / Front Street. Turn left to stay on US-11 / Main Street. Turn right onto Hawley Street. Arrive at hotel.
From the East: At exit 4 South take ramp right for RT-7 South towards Binghamton. Keep straight onto RT – 363 West. Turn right onto Washington Street. Turn left onto Hawley Street. Arrive at hotel.
FOR YOUR GPS:
Holiday Inn, 2 – 8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Please dress for the weather – again there will be room inside – but if you want to attend outside Rally with your signs – dress for the weather.
Dear Landowners: It’s a sad day in New York State. Please see below. Tomorrow I will send another email with comments on this issue.
PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG – PLEASE TWEET, EMAIL, FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT YOUR OUTRAGE ON THIS SERIOUS MATTER – AND TAKING OF LANDOWNERS MINERAL RIGHTS IN NEW YORK STATE.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dan Fitzsimmons, JLCNY, 607 775-5821
Landowners Outraged Over Governor Cuomo’s Ban of Natural Gas Production
BINGHAMTON – December 17, 2014 – Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said: “Today Governor Cuomo once again turned his back on the hard working men and women of the Southern Tier, opting instead to appease the state’s environmental extremists for his own political gain. Governor Cuomo rejected lower taxes, lower utility bills, job creation, business growth, clean affordable energy and domestic power generation. He used local zoning as one of many excuses for today’s decision but failed to explain why his administration sat idle while NY courts obliterated our state’s right to regulate drilling. Today the world saw why New York ranks last in every national economic measure and why this Governor is the worst energy leader in the country.”
“Governor Cuomo said he doesn’t know of any positives about hydraulic fracturing. Obviously he has not been listening to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the EPA and the Governors of 34 states who know that hydraulic fracturing has reduced our dependency on foreign oil, increased our energy security, improved our economy, lowered gas prices and, most importantly, reduced our greenhouse gas emissions to their lowest levels since 1994. Where was Governor Cuomo when President Obama said natural gas is ‘the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change’?”
“The landowners deserve to know why our health department can’t form an opinion on the science of hydraulic fracturing when state health departments across the country have approved the process. Is our health department ignoring impacts of other energy options and
suggesting that we continue with our reliance on coal and nuclear energy? Did our health department consider the health effects of poverty and unemployment?”
“It is a sad day for all New Yorkers but it’s what we have come to expect from our misguided Governor.”