New Yorkers having second thoughts on leasing land

No surprise here, people who jumped the band wagon on signing their land over to gas companies are starting to have second thoughts as the SGEIS deadline nears.  Read the article here. 

“Among those who regret signing a lease is Ellen Harrison, a retired environmental scientist in Caroline, an adjacent town, who said she should have known better than to cede control of her 33 acres. She has formed a group called Fleased to fight the gas companies and help property owners get out of their leases.

“There’s a feeling of shame,” said Ms. Harrison, a former director of the Cornell Waste Management Institute in Ithaca. “How could I have been so stupid?””



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