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Driller to NY: Stop the local bans or we'll sue

Yahoo Finance -- Gas driller threatens to sue NY if state agency doesn't act to stop local bans and moratoriumsALBANY,

N.Y. (AP) -- A natural gas drilling company is taking a new tack in the industry's fight against local drilling bans: It's threatening to sue if New York regulators don't step in and extinguish the prohibitions.

John Holko, president of Lenape Resources, sent a letter Thursday to state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens saying a moratorium prohibiting natural gas development in the Livingston County town of Avon forced his company to shut down its wells there.


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Submitted Aug 01, 2012 By: leemun
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 6:53:20 PM

Go for it.
crazycow2332
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:42:49 AM

ok
VomVom
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:00:50 AM

It would be nice if all the entire cuntry (all the states and cities) have the same laws and regulations. But that will put a lot of bureaucrats out of work!
rbrk02
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 7:25:05 AM

Nice to see the industry fight back.
Wally3023
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 5:13:52 AM

The drilling companies probably have more money than the state. Lookout new york
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 3:32:53 AM

Sue them. Put an end to this nonsense.
NedW
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 2:15:39 AM

Go, Lenape Resources!
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 1:01:36 AM

common sense im any gubermant is a fantasy......
BEngr
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:49:23 AM

Local bans and moratoriums are exactly why the state agency issues the permits for drilling.
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:48:13 AM

Buddy2264 ... Yes, anything but plug ins or hybrids. Plug ins ie: EV's are losing propositions as has been proven, and hybrids will use what little corn we have this year for fuel. Thats a lose/lose situation. NEXT!

[Edited by: RENEGADEGAS at 8/1/2012 1:48:43 AM EST]
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:44:41 AM

It is all for profit now both in gas and oil and how much we can ship out and not independence in the US or Canada. Or best best is an good alternative or plug in hybrid for now. Other suggestions?
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:42:41 AM

Who the blank do they think they are? Just because they own some congress people and perhaps one or two Presidential candidates does not make them God!

[Edited by: Jeannemarie at 8/1/2012 1:43:01 AM EST]
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:42:29 AM

jrsva ... Then the same rules should apply for wind turbine farms and solar panel fields.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:40:10 AM

Maybe corporations are people. Spoiled rich people that is. They sure are whining a lot, when they don't get their way.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:39:10 AM

More money for the attorneys.
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BEWARE Big Oil!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:37:58 AM


If a town or county does not want a gas well within its borders it should not have to have one.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:37:26 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:35:48 AM

A job for the lawyer.
AskMeLater
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:35:25 AM

Good. Let's turn the tables on the tree huggers!

[Edited by: AskMeLater at 8/1/2012 1:35:54 AM EST]
Bruno44
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:33:23 AM

Agree with RENEGADEGAS.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:32:27 AM

As long as they can drill & extract their fuel safely.
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:30:54 AM

GOOD FOR THEM!! Its about time some common sense came into the picture! Tell the greenie weenies to go blow!!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:28:41 AM

Dorks. Say those kids have a handle on our language now....
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:28:39 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:26:35 AM

naiiawah: Let us destroy your water supply or we'll sue!

Good one.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:24:07 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:22:33 AM

threat until the lawsuit is filed.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:21:46 AM

Guess they have NIMBY's in New York too.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:19:07 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:17:56 AM

Yeah, I am sure that they probably will try to sue, but I am not so sure that it will go anywhere.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:15:48 AM

K
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:15:35 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:14:54 AM

say what
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:14:51 AM

Good for the state.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:13:20 AM

??
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:12:47 AM

ok
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Go Lawyers
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:09:06 AM

The fight continues
naiiawah
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:09:03 AM

Let us destroy your water supply or we'll sue!
kcboy
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:08:19 AM

Go get em
WhiskersTheCat
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:08:06 AM

It's funny how many people here say things like, "Big Oil is pushing the state (or the locals) around." That's a bunch of nonsense. Most of these gas companies (including Lenape Resources) are very small companies. One might say "small businesses." People are just brainwashed by what the liberal media tells them. It really shows a lack of intelligence.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:05:56 AM

What a complicated situation!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:05:06 AM

Charge!!!!
miiike572
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:03:55 AM

I think it is a good that these companies are starting to treat the local bureaucrats the same as they have treating the producers in the economy by threating to run rough-shot over them.
radstoy
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:03:45 AM

stick it to the bureaucrats
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:02:40 AM

Really?
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:02:19 AM


If the drilling industry can't follow the local zoning laws of cities and towns they should just go elsewhere. This driller sounds like an unethical bully in attempting to stomp on and over local laws.
REVLAW
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:01:48 AM

Yep, things are a little insane in NY.
SalukiCO
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:01:40 AM

Screw the driller, they have no problem screwing you.
10k
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:59:19 PM

this is funny..but i'm afraid the worst is yet to come..

most cities do have a one mile extra-territorial jurisdiction though, and some towns, like the one i live in, has a two mile jurisdiction..

DHAN..

[Edited by: 10k at 8/1/2012 1:01:40 AM EST]
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