"...PRIVATE PROPERTY – a fundamental human right and the guardian of all other rights. "...PRIVATE PROPERTY – a fundamental human right and the guardian of all other rights. You can’t have freedom of press or religion if you can’t own a printer or a church. That's why the U.S. Constitution refers to private property more than to any other right. If we cannot be free to own, use, buy or sell property, then we cannot be free at all."

"When the government takes your property by eminent domain, it is required to pay you for it. But when the government regulates your property value away, it takes away your property rights just as much as with eminent domain. Yet since the government does not technically take title to the land, judges often hold that owners are not entitled to any “just compensation.” People are therefore forbidden from using their property, but they are stuck with the taxes, the loan payments, and the possible liability if someone is injured on the land. Yet such regulations often destroy the property’s value, meaning the owner also cannot sell it."

These two excerpts from, 'Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America', exemplify the situation of New York landowners struggling with the ban on High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing. Our property rights are being denied, we can not access our mineral rights, and are left without 'just compensation'.

Congressman Tom Reed's, Defense of Property Rights Act, will help to remedy this situation. We need to show support for his bill to become law. Click on the link below and follow the instructions to send your letter of support to Congressman Reed.  

Support Reed's Bill! By Joint Landowners Coalition of N.Y. Inc.

Join Congressman Reed on Saturday, April 14th for a town hall discussion and tell him that we need him to keep fighting for the defense of our property rights. 
You are invited to a Town Hall discussion on Energy Policies and the impact on the Southern Tier and Western New York with:

Congressman Tom Reed New York's 23rd District

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 3:30-4:30pm 
Location: Pioneer Oil Museum of New York395 Main St., Bolivar, New York 14715
Please RSVP to Sharon Murphy with Congressman Reed’s office by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;  or phone: (607) 654-7566

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