Cornell Survey Research Institute study on attitudes toward shale gas drilling in NY:

Three comments:
(a) Good results. On issue after issue NYS residents are not favorable toward drilling: revenue  vs. risks, will it improve quality of life, home rule, only a few will benefit, ….
(b) I think this is the direct result of all the work the grassroots groups have been doing over the last several years.
(c) So with public opinion the way it is, why isn’t NYS passing a ban, or a moratorium, or a home rule bill (61% to 28% in favor of home rule)?? It’s almost as if the NYS legislature is not representing the residents of NYS.


Poll Sponsored by Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland Co. (GDACC) and Moving in Congregations, Acting in Hope (MICAH) Concludes that Home Rule Legislation is needed to Protect towns right to self-determination.

Cover Letter – Cortland County, NY.doc

Summary Results- Cortland County – December 17-18, 2011

Comment on a similar poll by same polling firm

News Coverage:

Poll shows opposition to hydrofracking in Cortland County – YNN, Your News Now.

New poll shows majority of Cortland County opposes fracking : News :

Oldies 101.5 – Local News.New Poll Says 58% of Cortland County Residents are Opposed to Fracking


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