Thursday, December 1, 2011

NY Farm Bureau president supports natural gas drilling

In yesterday's Ithaca Journal, the NY Farm Bureau president, Dean Norton, wrote a guest viewpoint in favor of natural gas drilling.

In part, he wrote:

"For farms, development of the Marcellus and Utica shale formations means the ability to reinvest in equipment and infrastructure. Farmers can build new barns, add cows to allow the next generation to stay on the farm or purchase a new tractor. These on-farm investments will then multiply through the local economy and grow local businesses and create jobs across many sectors."

"....It is likely that a member of a farm family may seek employment with the natural gas community to secure a well-paying, stable job with benefits."

"While I am an advocate for natural gas development and believe it can be done safely, New York Farm Bureau has always advocated for strong oversight to ensure that our natural resources are secure. As a farmer, my first priority always will be protecting our land and water, because that will always be how farmers make their living."

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