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TCCOG - Gas Drilling Resources


Sources to make comments


EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 
NYSDEC (New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Natural Gas Resource Center 

Text of Don Barber's speech to United Nations

Community Impacts

Presentation by Kimberly Rea March, 2009: "A Legal and Practical Guide to Protecting your Citizens and the Environment in the Face of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling" by Kimberly Shaw Rea, Esq. March 30, 2009.Video

"Bradford County - Tour and Meeting with County Leaders"

Water Protection

USGS Bulletin titled Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the Marcellus Shale


TCCOG Actions
Municipal Tools for Addressing Potential Gas Drilling Impacts

Cornell Cooperative Extension Natural Gas Resource Center

TING (Tioga Investigates Natural Gas)

Tioga County Landowners Group

Schuyler County Gas Drilling Task Force

Tompkins County Information on sGEIS

Cornell Leasing Considerations: Possible Lease to Explore and Drill for Natural Gas on Cornell property – October 23, 2008 TCCOG Meeting by Tom Lavigne, Cornell Real Estate

Road Protection

Impact from Trucks: Frack Truck Convoys - By Chip Northrup and Jeff Reynolds


Presentation by Dr. Adam Law to the Council of Governments 8/25/2011

Audio Video

July 25th Forum -  “Drilling and the DEC:  Responding to New Guidelines”
The Tompkins County Council of Governments Task Force on Natural Gas Drilling was among more than 20 community cosponsors of a public forum that was held Monday, July 25, which provided information on the revised draft document prepared by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to regulate natural gas drilling in New York State. Speakers will provided information on the DEC’s revised draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact State (SGEIS), released July 8, including how the latest version differs from that initially released nearly two years ago.

Moderated by Martha Robertson, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, the forum included the following speakers, all recognized experts in the field of hydrofracking. Each speaker is linked to the segment of the session where they spoke.

Martha Robertson 
Karen Edelstein

Tony Ingraffea

Lou Allstadt

Helen Slottje

Roger Downs

Question and Answer Segment