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Hydrofracking Resources

Victory for Home Rule!

The outcome of the much anticipated law suit against the towns of Dryden and Middlefield has ended supporting the towns! This is great news for all of us and our wonderful Otisco Lake townships that have supported our request for a hydrofracking ban!


Click here to read up on this important decision.


Thank you to all of our towns and all who support this!

Sempronius Town Board

Sempronius Town Board website has great infromation regarding the current status of hydrofracking. Very worth your time to read!

Check it out here:  http://www.otiscolakepreservation.com/hydrofracking.htm

Hydrofracking Visit

On July 16, 2011, a group of people from Oneida County, New York drove to Bradford County, Pennsylvania to see the process of Hydrofracking for themselves. The trip was organized by Hydro Relief Web. Three of the people who attended (Toshia Hance, Bonnie Jones Reynolds, and Carleton Corey) were later interviewed by Reporter/Anchor Gary Liberatore from WKTV news Channel 2. 

View an extended form of their interview here:  http://youtu.be/m25VycotOiE

Hydrofracking in the Area

This video shows a gas well being fracked on December 15, 2011 in northeastern PA. Please take a few minutes to watch and then  pass this on to everyone you can to let people see what could be coming to the towns of Marcellus, Otisco, Skaneateles, Onondaga, and other finger lake communities. 


If you don't think there are gas leases near you, please check out the street-by-street  maps for Onondaga County:  http://www.peacecouncil.net/NOON/hydrofrac/maps.htm

Additional Links

Five Towns Watershed Informational Site: fivetownwatershed.wordpress.com

Signed a lease for hydrofracking on your property and want to get out of the lease? Visit http://www.fleased.org/ for more information. 




United States Geological Service: http://geology.com/usgs/marcellus-shale/

Natural Resource Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/land/files/marcellus.pdf

Finger Lakes Land Trust (Comments on the NYSDEC Draft GEIS): http://www.fllt.org/linkfiles/marcelluscomments.pdf



Hydrofracking leases in the watershed of Otisco Lake (Source: Post-Standard, December 28, 2009): Hydrofracking Leases PDF