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New Coalition Letter to Governor Cuomo: Oppose a Possible Southern Tier Fracking Demonstration Project and Require Full Enforcement of Executive Order No. 41

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo:

We, the undersigned, write to request that you take immediate action to fulfill the mandates specified by Executive Order No. 41. We ask you to:

1) Withhold issuance of shale gas drilling permits for any demonstration project in Broome, Tioga and Chemung counties, or any other areas of New York. The Executive Order requires that "pursuant to SEQRA, no permits may be issued prior to the completion of a Final SGEIS [Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, not in the original]..."

2) Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS in order to expand its scope to address a) Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hydraulic fracturing recently proposed for 135,000 acres in Tioga County and b) New York State mortgage lending programs involving properties with gas and oil leases. These two issues are not analyzed "comprehensively" by the Revised Draft SGEIS. As a result, your Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cannot "ensure that such impacts are appropriately avoided or mitigated consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act..."

3) Require DEC to provide a report on "the status of the Final SGEIS and the regulatory conditions that are necessary to include in oil and gas well permits to protect public health and the environment." That report is mandated "subsequent to the conclusion of the public comment period..."

Executive Order No. 41

As one of your first official acts as Governor, you signed an official "continuation" of Executive Order No. 41:

Highlighted below are the key provisions of the Executive Order referenced by our requests:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David A. Paterson, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of New York, do hereby order as follows:

1) The Department shall complete its review of the public comments, make such revisions to the Draft SGEIS that are necessary to analyze comprehensively the environmental impacts associated with high-volume hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling, ensure that such impacts are appropriately avoided or mitigated consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), other provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law and other laws, and ensures (stet) that adequate regulatory measures are identified to protect public health and the environment (emphasis added);

2) On or about June 1, 2011, the Department shall publish a Revised Draft SGEIS, accept public comment on the revisions for a period of not less than thirty days, and may schedule public hearings on such revisions to be conducted in the Marcellus shale region and New York City; and

3) Recognizing that, pursuant to SEQRA, no permits may be issued prior to the completion of a Final SGEIS, the Department, subsequent to the conclusion of the public comment period, shall report to the Governor on the status of the Final SGEIS and the regulatory conditions that are necessary to include in oil and gas well permits to protect public health and the environment (emphasis added).


In conclusion, you have gained national renown as a champion of equal rights for all New Yorkers. That is why we request that you afford all New Yorkers equal protection from horizontal hydrauic fracturing hazards. Shale gas extraction must not be allowed in the Southern Tier or any other areas of New York until it is safe for all areas of our state, including the New York City and Syracuse watersheds.

With that goal in mind, the status report mandated by the Executive Order would allow the public to know prior to the adoption of a Final SGEIS precisely how DEC would fully resolve the 40 pages of detailed technical comments submitted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2009 as well as the 17 critical shortcomings documented in the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS coalition letter with more than 22,000 signatories.

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Until there is a consensus among local, state and federal government authorities as well as potentially impacted parties that these concerns have been fully resolved, we request that you maintain New York's horizontal hydraulic fracturing moratorium.

Thank you for your consideration.

Very truly yours,

Total Signatory Count: 3080

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Judy Mauk
147 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY
Steven Mauk Dr.
147 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY
Royal Colle PhD
121 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY
Charles Rogers
Melrose Ave.
Utica, NY
Melissa Dobson
Finger Lakes Chapter Director
Erin, NY
Georgia Davison
6034 Dresserville Road
Moravia, New York
Jesse Bennett
373 Broad Street
Waverly, New York
FB Graham
4006 Oran Gulf Rd
Manlius, NY
Celia Barnes
33 James St.
Dryden, NY
Nathan Shinagawa
County Legislator
228 Linden Ave.
Ithaca, New York
S. -
Ithaca, NY
Helen Bergstrom
113 Birchwood Dr
Ithaca, New York
Leigh Ulrich
4625 Marshall Dr W.
Vestal, NY
June Gordon
1927 Ginnan Road
Corning, New York
Dominic Frongillo
Deputy Town Supervisor
10 Bailor Rd
Brooktondale, NY New York
Satya Rhodes-Conway MS
Freeville, NY property owner
2642 Hoard St.
Madison, WI
Rea Tajiri
2884 Lordville Road
Hancock, NY
1959 Hawleyton Road
Binghamton, NY
Robert Ciesielski Esq
Atlantic Chapter Energy Chair
94 Lamarck Dr.
Amherst, NY
Judith Rowe
Mother, Grandmother, wife, citizen, resident of NY State
407 Oquaga Lake Road
Deposit, NY
Miriam Bloom
315 Eighth Avenue, #16B
New York, NY
Richard Duggan
88 Hanson Road
Deposit, NY
Carol Soto
315 W 102 st 5D
new York, NY
Warren Marr
739 Oquaga Lake Road
Deposit, NY
Paul Mendelsohn
238 Mill Rd
Cherry Valley, NY
Lisa Wujnovich MFA
2386 Roods Creek Rd
Hancock, NY
Margery Schab
3 Godfrey Lane, O
Remsenburg, NY
Alice Zinnes
457 15th Street, #5D
Brooklyn, NY
Victoria Lesser LMSW
869 North Branch Road, PO Box 78
North Branch, NY
Angela Manno
42 Commerce St
New York, NY
Michael Musante
199 Front St.
Deposit, NY
John Edminster
37-55 77th St., Apt. 5G
Jackson Heights, NY
Amy Snider PhD
Professor, Art and Design Education
90 Gold Street #27D
Vitalah Gayle Simon
91 Tompkins Ave, #1R
Pleasantville, NY
Linda DiGusta
164 E. 37th street
New York, NY
Libby Edwards
1650 Third Avenue, 4A
New YOrk, NY
Joanne Tobey
PO Box 7
Westford, NY
Catherine Hiller PhD
528 Munro Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
Phyllis Rosenblatt
496 Broadway
New York, NY
petey brown
140 park place
brooklyn, ny
Diana Modica
202 Clark Road
Deposit, New York
Jean-D Bizot
202 Clark Road
Deposit, New York
joel mason
333 west 18th street
new york, NY
Amanda Means
5 Hanna Lane, #5
Beacon, NY
Richard Kreznar
214 Mauer Rd., POBox 218
Callicoon Center, NY
Nancy Lee
P.O. Box 218
Callicoon Center, NY
William Doonan
960 State hwy 80
Smyrna, New York
Sandra Salisbury
Home Owner, Inn Keeper, Real Estate Agent, Farmer
132 Peakville Rd
East Branch, NY
Angela Monti Fox LCSW
2753 Broadway #186
New York, New York
Christopher Sammond
General Secretary
4770 Kinney Gulf Road
Cortland, NY
Sidney H. Berger
215 Camp Rd
South New Berlin, NY
Judy Hoffman
166 14th St
Brooklyn, NY
David Wilson
202 Darby Road
South New Berlin, NY
Alexander Adams
PO Box 670
Bay Shore, New York
Robert Howe
28 Brodhead Road
West Shokan, NY
Joseph Manno
Land Owner
260 East Afton Rd
Afton, New York
Mary Eagleson PhD
clerk, Witness Coordinating Committee
113 Greenacres Ave.
White Plains, NY
Annie Bass
Aurora St
Ithaca, NY
Harriet Ross
15 rogers Ave
Haartsdale, NY
Shirley Way
Office Administrator
3067 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY
Deborah Heid
20 Woods End Rd
Hartsdale, NY
norma ellis RN, Family Nurse Practitioner, MPH
121 augustine road
white plains, new york
James O'Barr
42 Paulding Ave.
Cold Spring, NY
Patricia A. Chernoff Ms.
771 West End Ave. #10K
New York, New York
Carla Rae Johnson
620 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, New York
Julie Mundt
P.O. Box 313
Newark Valley, NY
lucretia west
marsh rd
corning, NY
M. Denise Corcoran DVM
1959 Hawleyton Rd
Binghamton, NY
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75 Knight Rd
Vestal, NY
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156 Spisak Rd.
Coventry(Afton), NY
MG Sola
po box 198
vestal, ny
Jess Kyle
7 Tremont Ave. Apt.12
Binghamton, NY
Kathleen Eaton
Voting - Tax Paying - Very Concerned Resident
1255 Vestal Avenue, PO Box 432
Binghamton, New York
Constance Vertucci
George Homanich
316 Prospect St
Binghamton, NY
Fred Loveland Ph.D
129Jay Street
Johnson City, NEW York
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150 Columbus Aveneue
New York, NY
Jasmine Ortiz
113 Scofield St
Walden, NY
Elizabeth Manus
524 East 72nd Street, Apt. 42F
New York, New York
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331 Blower Road
Guilford, New York
Karissa Pasquale
16 Mendelsohn st
Binghamton, Ny
Aneesa Thomas
37 College Street
Binghamton, NY
Vicki Latopolski MSW
223 Rundall Place
Binghamton, NY
sarah novak
3715 panama stedman rd.
mayville, NY
Keely Latopolski
170 Main St.
Aurora, NY
Laura Seltz
285 Orchard Street, box 53
Margaretville, New York
Raymond Maguire
72 Park Terrace West
New York, New York
Brenda Schrecengost RPh
1955 McLean Rd
Owego, NY
Ahndraya Parlato
209 Vassar St.
Rochester, New York
John Owen
802 Merchants Rd
Rochester, NY
patricia marcy
421 blakesley nurse hollow road
afton, ny
Joan Koster PhD
PO Box 32
Castle Creek, New York
Nancy Norton MSW
26 Quarry Road
Ithaca, NY
Jill Browne
164 Park Avenue
Binghamton, New York
Diane Miller
3715 Panama Stedman Rd.
Mayville, NY
Nancy Lazarus
63 Howland Road
Spencer, NY 14883
Mary Lou Sollis
549 Dimmock Hill Road
Binghamton, NY
Marianne Korchak
23 Paige Street
Owego, New York
Nicolas Rumaczyk
150 Dederer St.
Sparkill, NY
Laurel Goff
7599 RT 79
Whiteny Point, new York
Theresa F Alt PhD
206 Eddy St.
Ithaca, NY
Harold Koster PhD
7604 NY RT 79
Whiteny Point, New York
jeanne bouzarose
11 Chapin Street
Binghamton, New York
Winifred Sortman
205 Echo Lake Road
Greene, NY
Tonia Simon
1337 State Hwy 7
Afton, NY
Wayles Browne PhD
206 Eddy St
Ithaca, NY
Joseph Elder LCSW
17 Tompkins Street
Binghamton, New York
Christopher Churchill PhD
41 Glen Street
Alfred, New York
Charles Dunaway
1581 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, NY
Anthony Capecci
25 Duane Ave.
Binghamton, New York
Jayne Frye Mrs.
290 Wells Road
South New Berlin, NY
Debbie Visceglia
63 River Rd
Deposit, NY
Darin Trass
1 Orchard St.
Oneonta , NY
Joseph Troshan
21 Holmes Ave.
Shayna Andrews
118 Rexford Falls Rd
Sherburne, NY
Victoria Best MSW
3111 - 4th Street, #412
Santa Monica, CA
Robert Rasero
20 Ledge Road
Cumberland Foreside, ME
Julie Stone
42 Albany Ave.
Johnson City, NY
Wynelle Stein
762 Elm St. Ext.
Ithaca, NY
Charles Larrabee
29 Sunset Drive
Binghamton, NY
Charles Fredricks
3111 4th St. Suite 412
Santa Monica, CA
Jane Ward
22 Draper Lane
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mark Bowers
59 Rotary Avenue
Binghamton, New York
Jacqueline Wichman
516 South Plain Street
Ithaca, NY
Rakel Holmes
292 Ashdale Ave
Syracuse, ny
Pamela Bauer
466 Holt Road
Webster, NY
Bruce Ryder
5570 State Route 79
Port Crane, New York
Barb Caster
174 Beattie st
Syracuse, Ny
Daniel Moretti
156 Loft Road
Maryland, NY
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101 Castle Rd
N. Syracuse, New York
Diana Weber CI/CT
160 Lycoming Road
Rochester, NY
Loreta paniccia
708 Monforte Drive
Endicott, NY
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10 Caroline Way
New Paltz, NY
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2868 state route 7
Harpuraville, New York
Cynthia Brock
First Ward Alderperson, City of Ithaca
409 Campbell Ave
Ithaca, NY
Joan Bowers
59 Rotary Ave.
Binghamton, New York
Amanda Rink
10 Northcliffe Rd Apt 518
Cortland, Ny
Bernard Volpi
296 Buckhorn Lake
Unadilla, NY
Joshua Bowers
59 Rotary Ave
Binghamton, New York
Carol Newton
3020 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Nancy Saltzman
170 Lexington Dr
Ithaca, NY
Jean Andrews
1217 Glenwood Rd
Vestal, NY
Laura Atwood-Holiavko
53 Johnson Road
Apalachin, NY
james grizzell
po box 2642
venice, California
Susan Heiss
462 Inman Road
Norwich, NY
Melissa Cone RDH
13 Utica ave
Binghamton, NY
Danielle Lorelle
430 Brendan ave
Mass pk, NY
michael Lorelle
430 Brendan ave
Mass pk, NY
Aaron Taggart
312 Merchants Road
Rochester, New York
Sheldon Plotkin Ph.D.
3318 Colbert Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Brianna Salazar
75 Depot St.
Port Crane, New York
David Bumsted
35 Glen Ave.
Little Falls, New York
17 Patterson Rd.
Windsor , NY
Amanda Oakley
1016 holly lane
Endwell , New York
Nicholas Edwards
141 fox farm rd 3
Windsor, Ny
Angela Milliman
p.o. box 392
Bloomfield, New York
jacqueline shutt
955 Davis St.
Elmira, NY
Patricia Harlow
70 Old State Road
Binghamton, New York
Gabriela Soto
85 Etna Rd
Ithaca, Ny
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48 west street
oneonta, ny
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P.P. Box 233
Maine, NY
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1722 Farm to Market Rd
Endwell, NY
Meg Hayes
GAF Lake Road
Windsor, NY
Joan Packard
745 Cortland Rd.
Groton, NY
Gail Marion
12 Burdick Avenue
Johnson City, NY
Michelle Williams
1350 Farm To Market Road
Endwell, New York
Lauren Mattina
79 oak street
Binghamton, NY
Jeana Svendsen
108 Joanne Drive
Ithaca, NY
April Conklin
76 Gallows hill rd.
Cortlandt Manor, New York
Brandon Youngs
4 Phillips Rd
Lisle, NY
Jennifer Liberty
160 Shady Hill
Apalachin, NY
Jinny Prais PhD
306 West 93rd street
New York , NY
paul rawluszki
1083 courtney hill road
marathon , ny
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2625 Main Street P.O.Box 275
Maine, New York 13802-0275
Dan Lamb
Democratic Candidate for Congress, New York's 22nd Congressional District
P.O. Box 5721
Cortland, NY
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1114 Castle Creek Rd
Castle Creek, NY
Thomas Edmunds
PO Box 22
West Fulton, NY
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Senior Minister
2401 Inglerside Ave
Cincionnati, Ohio
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5625 Newark Valley Maine Rd
Newark Valley , NY
Debbie Sochor
5625 Newark Valley Maine Rd
Newark Valley , NY
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163 Brown Road
Kirkwood, NY
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Democratic Candidate for Broome County Executive
17 Tremont Avenue
Binghamton, NY
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537 Oquaga Lake Road
Deposit, New York
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707 Oquaga Lake Rd
Deposit, NY
Richard Snow
67 Grand St.
Croton on Hudson, NY
Miriam Bloom
315 Eighth Avenue, #16B
New York, NY
Dee Audain
88 Hanson Rd
Deposit, New York 13754
Vickie Smith
52 Orton Ave. Apt. 2
Binghamton, New York
Alan Francisco
PO Box 880912
San Diego, CA
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20 McGregor ave
Mainee, NY
Paul Brown
3800 Caywood Road
Watkins Glen, NY
Douglas Vitarius
2452 Old Rte. 17
Windsor, New York
Margaret Blaho
66 Pine St
Deposit, New York
Larry Blkaho
66 Pine Street
Deposit, NY
Barbara Lester RN
108 Nelson Frank Rd
Deposit, Ny
Gail Musante
199 Front St
Deposit, NY
Maytali Novak MA
607 Mitchell St
Ithaca , NYacc
Kathryn Dimpfl
717 n Cayuga st
Ithaca, NY
Anna Kukekova
1143 East Shore Dr., Apt. N
Ithaca, NY
Kathleen Whitley-Harm
Energy Manager
61 Shipley Road
Freehold, New York
Sarah Raite
5217 Hook Circle, Jamesville, New York, 13078
Jamesvill, NY
Karen Peterson
116 Greenridge Dr
Horseheads, NY
Sharon O'Brien
710 Hancock Street
Ithaca, NY
Harold Koster PhD
7604 NY RT 79
Whitney Point, NY
Jim Fogel MD
12 Waterview Circle
Ithaca, NY
Judy Fogel
12 Waterview Circle
Ithaca, NY
Karen Haynes Farmer
Owner Farmer
4185 Montrose Turnpike
Owego, NY
Hon. Anne Pratt Slatin
78 Main St
Stamford, NY
Chesna Mandl
229 Stone Quarry Road
Ithaca, NY
Michael Connelly
151 Cypress St.
Rochester, NY
John Konz
40 Lincoln Street
Elmont, NY
Anna Engdahl
894 County Rd 94
Hankins, NY
john macclellan
po box 412
union springs, NY
Juanita Finn
9530 Main Street
Remsen, NY
kathleen macclellan
po box 412
union springs, NY
Martha Fischer
772 Bostwick Rd
Ithaca, NY
Sigrid Kulkowitz
120 East York Street
Ithaca, NY
Hank Stone
1880 Route 64
Ionia, NY
janice Nigro
105 King St.
Ithaca, NY
Gregg Caruso PhD
152 watauga ave.
Corning, New York
Karen Moshier
22 James Street, POB 938
Dryden, NY
James Karpinski
116 Lake Ave
Ithaca, New York
Dale Hardman
235 3rd St
Jersey City, NJ
Ann Wexler MSW
220 Pearl St.
Ithaca, NY
Laura Morse
88 Jenksville Hill Road
Candor, New York
sheila and ed Foley
522 pleasant hill rd
port crane, n.y.
Richard Lazarus
63 Howland Rd
Spencer, NY 14883
Michael DeNero
207 Rutgers St
Rochester, NY
Patricia Aaronoff
49 Grandview Acres
Phoenicia, New York
Eleanor Fox MA
406 E. 80th St.
New York, NY
Jean Quataert Ms.
4600 Deerfield Place
Vestal, New York
Tara Kenyon
4137 Gregory Rd.
Binghamton, New York
Tammi Sweet MS
301 Brink Rd
Van Etten, NY
Katie Barnes LMT
509 Lake St. apt. F6
Ithaca, NY
Melissa Fleischman LMSW, LMT
1864 Trumansburg Rd.
Trumansburg, NY
Christopher Schleider
2317 Acorn Drive
Vestal, NY
Stephanie Jackson-Flanagan
PO Box 473
Ovid, ny
Rosa'nna Smith LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
78 1/2 broome street
Binghamton, Ny
Nikki Ghobrial Cmt
2145 mecklenburg rd
Ithaca, Ny
Fred Sonnenfeld Esq.
736 S. Main St.
Geneva, New York 14456
Isa Coffey
53 Austerlitz Street
Chatham, NY
John Bauernschmitt
409 Winans Ave.
Vestal, NY
Robert Quataert
14425 Lakeshore Road
Kent, New York
Michele Turner LMT
2033 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY
Amy Terepka
509 Coddington Rd
Ithaca, NY
Jacob Miller
247 Dubois Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Challice Robinson
2231 County RT. 24
Swain , NY
Jennifer Whitaker LVT,LMT
E.Lincoln St
Ithaca, NY
Danielle Mussaw
509 Lake St
Ithaca, New York
John Kesich
628 Bailey Creek Rd
Millerton, PA
Christine Sawicki
208 Albany Ave
Johnson City, NY
Leah Barabasz
44 Maplewood Avenue
Honeoye Falls, New York
Melody Johnson
112 Mt Pleasant Rd
Ithaca, NY
Bonnie Ballard
321 W. Chenango Rd.
Castle Creek, NY
Kristen Taylor
31 State St.
Seneca Falls, NY
Ann Szymaniak
102 Quinn Hill Rd
Port Crane, NY
Adam Contant
355 avery street
Rochester, NY
Buffy Turner
37 South Main Street
Alfred, New York
marilyn drake
1719 rt 426
clymer, ny
Kathleen McCarroll LMT
135 Divers Xing
Marathon, NY - New York
Priscilla E Petersen
49 Winding Brook Dr.
Fairport, NY
Gabriel Hoff
105 2nd st
Ithaca, NY
Nicole Triassi MA, CAS
128 Bethlehem Rd
New Windsor, NY
stephen comer MA in science (anthropology)
taborton re
sand lake, new york
Lisa Jacobson
553 townsend Road
Bovina Center , New York
Deborah Schneider
1485 Canada Hollow
Andes, New York
Carol Lurhy
Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls, NY
Jane Stabile
58 Downs Street
Kingston, New York
Carol Schelin Retired Librarian
75 Lawrence St
Tappan, NY
Traci Wells
918 N. Tioga st.
Ithaca, NY
m cole
757 sujan rd
waverly, ny
Joseph McPeak
397 Cloverdale Rd
Chenango Forks, NY
Patti Rossetti
21 Burns ave
Hicksville, New York
Marie Dartt-Bentley
6021 Co. t. 119
Cameron, NY
Emily Engel
7516 county line rd
naples, ny
Richard Buckley
298 Baileys Gap Rd
Highland , NY