Safe Responsible Gas Drilling?
I’m sure you’ve heard that slogan of the gas coalitions. Everything will be just fine if we believe them. But can we?
The spokesmen promise millions of dollars in royalties that will make the farmers millionaires, that will fund our schools, and relieve our taxes. We are lucky, they say, to have the 2005 Compulsory Integration Law that means you will get royalties when they frack your land even when you don’t want them to.
New Yorkers pay attention. Gas leasers pay attention. Gas coalitions pay attention.
There are many places that can help us see what the future will be if we trust the gas men and their advertising campaign. Look at what’s happening in Texas. Local news channel WFAA.com in Dallas Fort Worth Texas reports that many landowners have never received the royalties they are owed by Chesapeake. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Landowners-upset-over-unpaid-royalties-in-the-Barnett-Shale-175868241.html
Read the article and then call Governor Cuomo 1-518-474-8390 and tell him we don’t want thieving gas companies in New York.