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Jim Willis Editor, Marcellus Drilling News Sitting on a porch near the edge of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York sits James “Chip” Northrup, discussing what has become the preeminent issue of upstate New York–hydraulic fracturing. With green tree leaves shimmering from a summer breeze in...

The last 11 months have given us a close up look at anti-natural gas activists.  It seems, a surprising number of them share certain commonalities reflective of spoiled children unaffected by mundane cares about economic development, jobs or paying property taxes.  They are almost always...

The Town of Sidney, New York held a public hearing on a proposed moratorium on natural gas development last week. The turnout at the event was unbelievable with nearly 150 people showing up for the hearing, many of whom were in support of natural gas development.  In fact,...

George Laird Auburn Township Susquehanna County Landowner Back in 1966, as Dad was getting ready to retire from farming, I didn’t have enough money to buy our family farm from him. He needed the money that the sale of the farm would bring, and unfortunately...

After a theatrical start to a hearing inside the stuffy walls of the Rayburn House Office Building, witnesses testified today about EPA’s recent draft report on water quality in Pavillion, Wyo. The report, which attempts to link hydraulic fracturing technology to groundwater contamination, has been widely criticized...

Jim Grimsley and Ann Van Lenten Dimock Township Landowners Jim and I are proud residents of Dimock Township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  We are the voice of the silent majority in Dimock and we would like everyone to hear “the other side.”  As landowners, we...

We just received this articulate and very encouraging letter from the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York regarding New York State’s Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement.  We are reprinting it verbatim, because little else needs to be said. The EID Marcellus team supports the efforts...