Thursday, October 25, 2012

Public Forum: Leasing Land for Shale Gas Hydrofracking

SPEAKERS:  Joseph Heath, Esq. and Michael Bosetti

WHEN:   Monday, November 26, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Little Valley Memorial Library, 110 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY

Considering signing a gas lease?
Concerned about hydrofracking?
Want to learn more about your current gas lease?
Interested in terminating your gas lease?

Sometimes gas companies make drilling in a community sound benign and risk-free, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. New gas leases can be vastly different from our grandpa’s gas lease, and even old leases signed years ago could permit dangerous shale drilling techniques. New drilling techniques in to deep Marcellus and Utica shale layers involve toxic chemical injection into the land under homes, woods, farms, and water wells. As can be seen in Pennsylvania, this has made gas leasing very risky, creating the potential for air, water, and land pollution, and transformation of peaceful residential and agricultural areas in to industrial zones.

This Gas Lease Public Forum is free and opened to all, and will feature presentations from Joseph Heath, Esq. and Michael Bosetti. Joseph Heath is a long-time environmental attorney and general counsel for the Onondaga Nation who has taught communities all over New York about terminating gas leases and managing the questionable ways gas companies seek to extend old leases. Michael Bosetti will share his account of going against the gas company and successfully fighting a pre-existing lease on his property. Join us for this educational program on the pitfalls of gas leases and the process of lease termination!

Sponsored by: Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County, WNY Drilling Defense, and Food & Water Watch.

For more information, contact Rita at 716-507-2077 or

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