Sullivan County, NY


Sullivan County, NY

Group discussion of Shale issues related to lease holders and future leaseholders in New York's Sullivan Country

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Comment by rudy on August 10, 2011 at 1:43am

As announced initially in today’s Times, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli wants to set up a fund to pay out claims of environmental damage caused by natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, currently under DEC review.

The new fund will be administered by DiNapoli’s office, and would be similar to the state’s current oil spill fund. From Dinapoli’s release:

“New York has begun to debate the many serious issues related to the production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale,” DiNapoli said.   “The only current remedy for private citizens who suffer damages to their property from natural gas production is to enter into litigation, which has the potential to be costly, difficult and slow.

“Preventing accidents and contamination should always be our first priority.  But it’s impossible to eliminate all risk.  If an accident does occur, the State needs to be ready with a rapid response and a reliable mechanism to hold polluters responsible.  New Yorkers should not have to bear the burden from contaminations that damage their air, water and property.  Whatever final decisions are made regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing, this program and new fund will provide the necessary resources to respond to any accidents.”

The proposal would require legislative action. The bill and supporting documents are here.

Comment by rudy on July 20, 2011 at 7:05pm

Follow this link ( ) to a map of the

Marcellus Shale as created by Core Logic to illustrate the'

the reach of their new software program that contains information about leases, etc.

It excludes Sullivan County, where there are certainly quite a few signed leases. When queried,

the company spokesman said that the collection of information from the counties was based 

on geology.  Interesting that the western counties of Maryland are also not included when

it is established fact that the Marcellus extends into those areas. Of course,the State of  

Maryland has not exactly made the gas drillers welcome.


Since Sullivan County hasn't been included in any forums as of yet, would appreciate hearing 

from residents about their natural gas experiences.


Comment by rudy on July 20, 2011 at 3:45pm

First post on the Go Marcellus discussion group for Sullivan County, NY.

This should be a great place to swap and share information about Marcellus activity. Let's hear from Sullivan County leaseholders, land owners who want to lease and those who have any information about the progress of Marcellus development in light of the newly released

guidelines that lifted the ban on drilling in New York State. 


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