October 24, 2009

Upcoming Marcellus Shale gas drilling events

Cornell Cooperative Extension reports a number of events about Marcellus Shale gas drilling coming up, two of them next week:

Introduction to Marcellus Shale Issues
Tuesday, October 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY

This FREE public meeting will introduce residents to the issues associated with the development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The program will provide an overview of the relevant geology, water issues related to drilling and hydrofracking and the potential economic benefits and community impacts. For more information, contact: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 272-2292 or email ska2@cornell.edu.

Gas Drilling: Legal Issues for Landowners
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
James Law Auditorium, Cornell University Vet School on Tower Road, Ithaca, NY

This FREE public forum will include presentations by legal experts on the terminology and issues surrounding natural gas leases, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Topics covered will include general lease terminology, "force majeure" lease extensions, compulsory integration (the legal extraction of gas from under unleased land), liability issues, and the protection of rights and property. Additional details will be available at http://gasleasing.cce.cornell.edu. The forum is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central NY Agriculture Team, with Shaleshock Citizens Action Coalition, the Community Science Institute, Finger Lakes Bioneers, Interfaith Action for Healing Earth, NYS Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, Sustainable Tompkins, and the Tompkins County Farm Bureau. For more information, contact CCE-Schuyler at (607) 535-7161 or email cab377@cornell.edu, or call CCE-Tompkins at (607) 272-2292.

New York Natural Gas Summit: Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, November 30, 8:15am-5:00 pm. [Van pool leaves from CCETC at 7:45 a.m. ]
Owego Treadway Inn, Owego, New York

Topics include the Geology of the Shale; Municipalities and the Marcellus Shale; Environmental, Water and Regulatory Issues; Local Government Preparation; Workforce Development and Small Business Application; Landowner management; Legal Issues; Water and Wells; Community Development; Taxation, Revenues, and Property Valuation; State and National Energy Plans. Local government officials, landowner coalition representatives, citizens seeking more information, industry representatives, environmental advocates, and researchers and educators are encouraged to attend. FEE: $40. Suggested donation for van pooling: $5. Visit gasleasing.cce.cornell.edu for a link to detailed information and to register for the summit . To register for van pooling from Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, contact Sharon Anderson at (607)-272-2292 or ska2@cornell.edu.

None of these are in Dryden, but it's clearer and clearer that these questions are high on Dryden residents' priority list!

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