It is critical for everyone to understand that the last hearing is the only one in the north east, the only one to have more than one session, and it will be held Thursday August 12th, 2010 at Binghamton University. More details will be distributed later, but right now we need to get as many of our people as possible signed up for each and every one of the three sessions. We must make the last and most memorable comments they hear pro-gas comments.

The obstructionists will attempt to turn the event into their personal media circus of fear mongering, misinformation, hype, and sensationalism just like they did in Chenango Valley when the DEC held hearings. With the whole nation watching they'll try even harder to get the media and public to focus on their spectacle rather than on our positive facts.

We can minimize the obstructionists' impact only by filling the events with our members. To do that they must sign up NOW before the obstructionists do. The obstructionists have already sent out emails to their people, so we have to act fast!

Your immediate support and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Please click here to register with the EPA for this event.

'We've run out of everything else and don't have access ... elsewhere'

Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle via AP
A supply vessel passes next to the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Inspiration in the Gulf of Mexico on March 30. The Discoverer Inspiration is built to operate in waters up to 12,000 feet deep and drill wells at a total depth of 40,000 feet.

By Steven Mufson
Tues., June 22, 2010


Willie Sutton robbed banks because that's where the money is. And oil companies venture into deep waters for exploration because that's where the oil is.

That's why — even though President Obama has imposed a six-month moratorium on deep-water exploration drilling in the Gulf of Mexico — the oil and gas industry is going to be back. And it's why in other countries, the deep-water search hasn't stopped.

Within five years, global deep-water production is expected to rise by two-thirds, to 10 million barrels Read More...

Both the Coast Guard and BP executives say igniting spewing crude oil near the scene of the leak is an effective approach to preventing the spread of the spill. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

After Clicking Play, you have to click the "x" on the ad at the bottom of the video in order for it to start.


An impressive group of local community and scientific leaders gathered together last Thursday to tout the vast economic benefits of natural gas production in the Southern Tier of New York.

The event, which took place in Binghamton, featured speakers from Syracuse University, the Laborers International Union of North America (Local 785), the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, as well as representatives from Broome Community College and the Broome County Executive’s office.

Don Siegel , a Ph.D. professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University, sought to dispel “an enormous amount of misinformation” about hydraulic fracturing.

The local newspaper, the Press & Sun Bulletin, quoted Siegel as saying, “This is the first environmental issue that I’ve thrown my hat into the ring on…..[a]s a hydrogeologist, I really am almost offended by some of the opposition that’s trying to paint a picture of what groundwater resources are like that is completely wrong.” Read more...

Be sure to watch the full movie! Friday June 18th 2010, 8pm WBNG Binghamton channel 12.

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