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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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Jonathan Dokuchitz
28 Spring Street
Gilbertsville, NY
Colleen Culley
Founder and Owner
55 Brighton St
Rochester, NY
Lucinda Knaus
pobox 238
Bearsville, NY
Sharon Berger RN
7221 Halseyville Rd
Trumansburg, NY
Catherine Baumgartner
1164 Northridge Rd
Columbus, OH
heather koubek
22 hansen ave
new city, ny
Lynn Barnett
181 Dale Road
Rochester, NY
Daria Crittenden MD
18 Stuyvesant Oval Apt 11F
Elizabeth Nields
429 Chicken Farm Road
Otego, New York
Sarah Peacock
149 Colonial Rd
Rochester, NY
Gwen Glazer
31 N. Tioga St.
Ithaca, NY
William Culley MBA
209 N Aurora St
Ithaca, NY
Cherry Rahn Landscape painter
16 Jay St
Geneva, NY
Margaret Davidson RN
20 Faulkner Road
Hancock, NY
Joyce Marie Cockerham
1033 Fifth Avenue, #2
Troy, NYre
Adam Singer
59 Thorp st
Binghamton, NY
Elizabeth Peacock
149 Colonial Rd
Rochester, NY
Jan Vincent
400 Anderson Rd.
Vestal, NY
Douglas Knipple PhD
PO Box 865
Geneva, NY
Steven Lee
16 Jay Street
Geneva, NY
Robin Burlingham
Exhibitions Manager
216 West Northview Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Elsie Rhodes
25 Church Street
Cooperstown, NY
Allegra Schecter
211 Adair Rd
Cherry Valley, New York
Brian Greeson CSP
71 Willis Ave.
South Wales, NY
Alison Christie
145 Brown Rd.
Spencer, NY
Jed Needle
18 Stuyvesant oval , new York, NY 10009
New York, New York
Jennifer Arbach
803 Pennsylvania Ave
Apalachin, New York
sheila hall
nurse practitioner
2265 county highway 22
richfield springs, ny
Catherine Mason
PO Box 45
Springfield Center, NY
Fernando Gomez
205 Terrace Drive
Chatham, New Jersey
kadri toniste
856 43rd str
brooklyn, ny
Margaret Walbridge
123 Hunt Hill Rd
Ithaca, NY
Bruce Dunn
188 Bell Hill Rd
Morris, NY
Joseph DeLuca
185 Country Village La.
East Islip, New YorkYou
nina wish BA
112 highmount ave
nyack, ny
Peg Weidemann
733 W. 1st St
Elmira, New York
Kenneth D. Burzynski Jr.
37 Narragansett Rd.
Buffalo, N.Y.
Leslie Strebel
Managing Partner
117 Roat Street
Ithaca, NY
Karl Klein
4648 N Tower Rd
Cincinnatus, NY
Roy Bartoo Dr.
103 Woodview Lane
Morris, New York
mark whitmore
521 linn street
Ithaca, ny
Sarah Murray
215 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY
Yayoi Koizumi
150 West Village Pl.
Ithaca, NY
Daniel Ripperton
1705 Audubon Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Amy Durland
33 Lakewood Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY
Cathy Caruth Ph.D.
108 Oak Hill Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Tina Lee MSW
215 E. Washington Ave.
DuBois, PA
Nancy Feinstein PhD, RN
Perinatal consultant
13321 Route 54
Hammondsport , New York
Jessica Warner
Grandview Ct.
Ithaca, NY
Heather Moran RN
42 Rowley St., #7
Rochester, NY
cristian graca
663 cattail rd
livingston manor, new york
Susan Lausell
4311 Searsburg Road
Hector, NY
Stephanie McMahon
Associate Professor
6405 Palmiter Rd.
Alfred Station, NY
Carlus Dyer
9698 State Rte 54
Hammondsport, NY
Allison Myers
21 Leisure Lane
Freeville, NY
deb benzer OTR/L
Occupational Theripist
ithaca, ny
Robert Belina
235 Pleasant Ridge Road
Poughquag, NY
Larry McGovern Esq.
21 North Drive
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Rob Garrity
215 North Cayuga St.
Ithaca, New York
Robert Lidsky
622 Ridge Road
Andes, NY
Poppy Singer MA
83 Nelson Road
Ithaca, New York
Jean Locey
1735 Ellis Hollow Rd
Ithaca, New York
Jeffrey Janowsky
106 Queen St.
Ithaca, NY
margaret vignola
735 anderson hill road
purchase, ny
yemana sanders
740 Kelso Rd
east Meredith, ny
Ezra Sherman
308 Beckhorn Hollow Road
Van Etten, NY
Julie Biehn CPA
113 Larisa Lane
Ithaca, New York [NY]
marla kessler LCSW
469 First Street
Brooklyn, New York
Rose Hilbert
112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY
Timothy Murray PhD
2262 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, New York
Susan Alida
PO Box 52
Hector, NY
David Pangburn
2 Sanger Ave.
New Hartford, NY
Erica Steinhagen
PO Box 111
Newfield, NY
William Webster
14 Kimberly Dr
Dryden, NY
Leanne Avery PhD
4 Leonard Lane
Binghamton, NY
C. Russell Ph.D.
Prof. Emerita, Chemistry & Biochemistry
160 Convent Ave
New York, , NY
Amy Weidner-LaSala MS
79-10 34th Avenue
Jackson Heights, New York
Cynthia Hsu
53 Genesee St., Apt #2
Geneva, New York
Seth Lassman
100 Maspeth Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Kendall Carpenter Captain
312 Lake Ave
Ithaca, NY
Jordan Kleiman PhD
Associate Professor of History
855 Five Points Rd.
Rush, NY
Lynn Williams-Armstead
71 Nelshore Drive
Monticello, New York 12701
Marsha Lipshitz
428 East 77th Street
New York, NY
Christine Brandt
Farmers Mill Road
Carmel, NY
edward chen
12020 Cove Ct.
College Pt., ny
anne mendenhall
456 lansing station rd
lansing, ny
Jeffrey Gilmore
101 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, New York
Karen J Miller
Founder and President
746 New York Ave
Huntington, NY
Lewis Freedman RD
2161 Coddington Road
Brooktondale, NY
Diane P Gardner
1038 County Road 30
Afton, NY
Marian McCormick
223 Washington
New Hartford , NY
Shamsi Ruhe
45 Birch St
Kingston, NY
Burr Tyler
1432 Carleton Street
Berkeley, CA
bahn curtis PhD
1565 Couty Route 22
Ghent, NY
Christa Cadorette Mag.Rer.Soc.oec
786 Jones Rd.
Vestal, New York
Crista Shopis
312 Lake Ave
Ithaca, NY
Janet Levine
127 Westhaven Rd
Ithaca, NY
dilmeran dunham BS,MS cornell U.
215 N.Cayuga st
Ithaca, NY
Daryl Hill
167 Calkins Rd. Lot 3
Ithaca, NY
Laurie Hill
167 Calkins Rd. Lot 3
Ithaca, NY
David Grimm
685 Hayts Road
Ithaca, New York
Charlotte Walker PhD.
PO Box 14
Gilbertsville, NY
Carol Ransom
21 McDuffy Hollow Rd
Van Etten, NY
Rima Turner
85 Autumn Ridge Circle
Ithaca, NY
Jodi DePue Hope
12 Alice St
Binghamton, NY
Jana Biesanz
118 McClennan Drive
Fayetteville, NY
Elizabeth Romain
453 King Street
Castle Creek, NY
Karen Ransom
516 Durston Ave.
Syracuse, New York
208 N Main St
NAPLES, New York
Anne Rhodes Ms.
91 Ed Hill Rd.
Freeville , NY
Thomas Merrill
300 S Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY
Susan Rausch
Executive Director
63 Hammond Hill Rd.
Freeville, NY
Kim Michels
691 Sprague Rd
Afton, ny
Tamara A. Sutfin PhD
27 S. Main St. #12
Essex, CT
Colleen Robinson ATC
1657 Forest Hill Rd
Apalachin, NY
Diane Traina
24 Bald Hill Rd
Brooktondale, NY
Alisa Cowden MFA
5265 Indian Fort Road
Trumansburg, NY
Margaret Ehly SLP
5955 County Road 4
Hector, New York
Chris Biehn
113 Larisa Lane
Ithaca, NY
gina kolb
Dirk Trachy LMT
71 Old Main St
Trumansburg , NY
Loren Graham
280 Case Hill Road
Treadwell, New York
Victoria Ehrlich
142 Giles Street
Ithaca, NY
Elizabeth Nowak
713 Sequoia Lane
Vestal, NY
Patrick Heise
5346 Rice Road
Trumansburg, NY
Brian Dozoretz
308 Lake Ave
Ithaca, NY
Tia Foster
18 church st
oneonta , ny
Bobbi Libous
153 Jay Street
Johnson City, NY
Kathleen Forman
1237 East 72nd Street, Apt. #2
Brooklyn, NY
Lynne Jackier
220 Cleveland Ave.
Ithaca, New York
Sheryl Humphrey
28 Grace Ct.
Staten Island, NY
C W Briggs MEd
PO Box 336
South Fallsburg, NY
Kevin Reilly
117 Hillside Ave.
Glen Ridge, NJ
B. Beth Cohen Ph.D.
1309 N. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY
Andrew Maggitti
54 Maple Ave.
Fredonia, NY
Chris Hernandez
98-19 64th Ave
Rego Park, NY
Laura Branca
328 Pleasant St.
Ithaca, NY
Kathleen Jeffers
6972 State Route 42
Woodbourne, NY
Courtney DeVoe
119 Ed Hill Road
Freeville, NY
Morgan Kolb
91 Ed hill rd
Freeville, Ny
279 Washburn Road
Spencer, NY
David Nutter
243 Cliff St
Ithaca, NY
Wendell F Perks Jr
8387 Knight Street
Interlaken, New York
Ellen Avril
19 Pease St
Trumansburg, NY
802 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, ny
Jaimee Wriston Colbert Professor
508 Marcella St.
Endicott, NY
Lisa Horlein LCAT, ATR-BC
162 Hunters Lane
Amherst, NY
donald cass
1013 glenwood rd
vestal, ny
Steve Sierigk
5066 Mott Evans Rd
Trumansburg, NY
Suzanne Johnson
529 Prospect Valley Road
Willseyville, New York
Ellen Lane
104 Halcyon Hill Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Zachary Gresser
201 Cleveland Ave.
Ithaca, NY
Sheryl Coxson
3315 County Road 28
Watkins Glen, ny
jillian brazel
301 Cleveland ave
ithaca, ny
Graham Bond
1001 old liberty road
Monticello, NY
James Hood
Sustainability Professional
80 Hahn Road
Callicoon Center, NY
Jennifer Walsh
2383 coddington road
Brooktondale, Ny
peter riker
po box 69
gilbertsville, ny
Hal MAlone
1001 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
carla walsh
1230 bell drive
cortland, ny
Eliza Sherpa
Summer Coordinator
45 Bald Hill School Rd.
Brooktondale, NY
Darla Youngs
Executive Director
7193 St. Hwy. 80, PO Box 931
Cooperstown, New York
Maryanne Banks
55 smugglers path
Ithaca, New York
Charles Burch
396 E 2nd St
Corning, NY
Diana and Joe whiting
33 Griffin st.
Skaneateles, NY
Susan Galbraith
Senior Energy Analyst
4866 S. Lebanon Road
Earlville, NY
Megan Cosgrove RN
Wasburn Rd
Spencer, NY
Elizabeth Sousa
172 Glenwood Ave Fl 2
Pawtucket, RI
1623 Main Street
Pleasant Valley, NY
Michele Gawelo
9 Vermont Place
West Seneca, NY
Danny Harris
8469B Glen Rd.
Rushford, NY
Karen K Smith
68 Mary St.
Ithaca, NY
patrick adams
po box 670
bay shore, ny
chris marx
po box 4392
ithaca, New York
Naz Runfola
50 Dorset St.
Rochester, NY
Tod Westlake
8 Bruce St.
New Paltz, NY
Margaret Deys Professor Emeritas
203 Groveland Ave.
Endwell 13760, NY
David Ricotta
22 E. Washington St.
Hornell, NY
Abigail Westlake
681 Route 7
Ancram, New York
rochester, ny
Emmett W Bassett PhD
Retired Professor
292 Glade Hill Rd
Grahamsville, NY
David Baycura
3503 Mary Street
Endwell, NY
Graham Thomson
46 Turtle Rock Ct.
New Paltz, N.Y.
Judy Fuller
25 Ewer Avenue
Rochester, New York
Jennifer Middaugh
426 W. Court St. #2
Ithaca, NY
Becca Rodomsky-Bish MS Environmental Science
1541 Fairfield Road
Candor, New York
Jason Shea
20 Upton Park
Rochester, NY
Sylvia March
224 Rt 9W
Palisades, New York
Jay Halfon
215 West 88th Street, #5E
New York, NY
Mike Parker
109 Pine View Terrace
Ithaca, New York
Jennifer Dotson
First Ward Alderwoman, Acting Mayor
212 Wood St
Ithaca, NY
Todd Tarzia
2194 County Rd 35
Bloomfield, NY
Margaret Kennedy Psy. D.
3 Delancey Dr.
Geneva, New York
Lesley Lawton
22 Penston Road
Binghamton, NY
John Sozio
7372 thunder mountain trail
Wayland, Newyork
Doris Reed
414 Crestwood Court
Endicott, New York
Angela Patrinos
127 Montrose Avenue, Apartment 2L
Brooklyn, NY
John Jones
PO Box 242
Trumansburg, NY
cheryl thompson Arch.
PO Box 59
Trumansburg, NY
Maureen Frei
214 Woods Ln
Erin, NY
Barbara Bartholomew
273 Enfield Falls Road
Ithaca, NY
Paula Fitzsimmons P.A.
5281 Peach Orchard Pt
Hector, New York
george darrow
2024 e bevrly rd
shorewood , WI
Margo Hittleman PhD
506 Scofield Rd.
Groton, New York
Ellen Baer
247 DuBois Rd
Ithaca, NY
Kathleen Friedrich
22 Cayuga St
Trumansburg, NY
Bobbie Jo Carlson
5275 Spooner Road
Ashville, NY
Mary Robinson
P.O. Box 23
Roseboom, NY
Yvonne E Newell LMSW
Clinical Care Manager
12 Euclid Avenue
Binghamton, NY
John Patterson
255 Park Settlement Rd.
Owego, NY
Heidi Vierthaler Ms.
Quarry Ridge
Freeport, ME
Diane Gallo
49 Hilton Street, P O Box 106
Gilbertsville, NY
Jennifer Sagum
Director of PR
60 Broadway #2E
Brooklyn, NY
Stefanie Rinza MBA
Managing Director
60 East 93rd St
New York, NY
Alan Eskenazi
Sgt NYPD (ret)
215 E 93 St apt 27C
Lynne Stewart
225 Viscount Drive
Rochester, New York
joan eskenazi
266 pelham rd.
new rochelle, ny
Victoria VanTassel
308 Lee ave.
Endicott, NY
Dustin VanTassel
308 Lee ave.
Endicott, NY
deb wright Bsc
culbin view
burghead, moray
Marjorie Christenson
28 Spaulding Hill Rd
Owego, New York
Carlton Hobbs
60 East 93rd St
New York, NY
Cecilia Brunoni
9446 State Route 38
Newark Valley, NY
Cas Bzomowski
401 W 40th Street, Apt 2N
New York, NY
Robert Brunoni
9446 State Route 38
Newark Valley, NY
Eric Garchik
501 E 87 St
New York, NY
Joseph Bzomowski
401 W 40th Street, Apt 2N
New York, NY
Scott Garchik
876 N. Hermitage Ave. #3
Chicago, Il
Sara Wittenberg
HC 60 Box 860
Ruby Valley, Nevada
Mary Lou Anderson
The Reverend
243 Merriman St., Apt. 2,
Rochester, New York
Charlene McGrady
182 Bragg Hill Road
West Chester, PA
Irina Peress
110 Carter Creek Road
Newfield, NY
April Peress
110 Carter Creek Road
Newfield, NY
Elizabeth Davidson R.A.
75 'Faulkner Road
Hale Eddy, NY
Melissa Jackson
1-28 Coddington Rd.
Ithaca, N.Y.
Zachary Kozlowski
45 Park St
Spencer, NY
Lee Marcus Ms.
9352 State Rte. 36
Arkport, NY
sarah ousley
686 Ringwood Road
ITHACA, New York
Leah Milstein
94 Avenue A, Apt. 6
New York, NY
Peter Gordon
1927 Ginnan Rd.
Corning, NY
Virginia Hawkins
250 Guy Beardsley road
Otego, New York
Susan Willemsen
330 Snyder Hill Rd
Ithaca, NY
Peter Favant
552 Riverside Drive
New York, NY
Mary Sliva
128 BEdford Ct
Voorheesville, NY
Kristen Nygren MD
101 Rachel Carson Way
Devin Bougie
Ferguson Road
Dryden, NY
Monty Berman M Ed
Adjunct Lecturer
120 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
Karen Miller
746 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY
Lorraine Faehndrich
208 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
elizabeth salon FNP, RN, MS
family nurse practitioner
251 culver rd
ithaca, ny
kristen steele Ms
Northeast Program Director
251 culver rd
ithaca, ny
Dean Kolts
138 Monticello Dr S
Syracuse, NY
Peter Bianco
190 Clinton Road
New Hartford, NY
Luigi Morelli
115 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY
William Keefe
766 Pennsylvania Ave
Apalachin, NY
Marlene Bistrovich
171 Leonard Ave
Syracuse, NY
Barbara Wilks
60 Spring Pond Drive
Ossining, NY
David Lawton
Thomas Road
Cazenovia, NY
Bart Casterlin
2493 State Route 12
Chenango Forks, New York
Deborah Woodard PhD
509 NW 70th Street
Seattle, WA
Jerri Striano Sanseverino
446 Tinker Ridge Rd
Plymouth, NY
Linda Duffy
1524 Dr. Knapp Rd. N
Newark Valley, NY
Daphne Cohn
227 Rachel Carson way
Ithaca, Ny
Philip Rose
4128 Mutton Hill Rd
Fenner, NY
Lisa Sanfilippo
1108 N Cayguga St
Ithaca, NY
April Leithner
46 Hudson Hts
Ithaca, NY
Diane Patzer
524 Comfort Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Margaret Logalbo MS
Associate Professor (retired)
300 Frey Ave
Vestal, NY
Molly Hauck
12714 Rt. 78
East Aurora, NY
Douglas Vitarius
2452 Old Route 17
Windsor, NY
Durga Bor
7580 Willow Creek Road
Trumansburg, NY
Gretchen Schoeffler DVM, DACVECC
135 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY
Sara Haefeli PhD
152 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY
Peter Lees
205 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, NY
Laura Kuo
122 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY