“Second Thoughts About Your Gas Lease?
What You Can Do”
Presentation in Candor May 23
What: Educational public forum on getting out of a gas lease
When: Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Where: Candor Fire Hall, 74 Owego Road (Rte. 96B), across from church and Town Hall
Who: Ellen Harrison, founder and director of Fleased, and attorney Joe Heath
When you signed the lease, you probably had no idea that it would be so vastly different from your grandpa’s gas lease, or your dad’s. That’s exactly what happened to Ellen Harrison.
“I had no idea about fracking,” recalls Harrison. “If I had known then what I know now about the dangers of this unconventional process, I never would have signed a lease.”
Like many others, Harrison felt that she had been duped by the landman. To learn more about how she could remedy the situation, Harrison formed the advocacy organization FLEASED. It brings together people who wish they hadn’t signed and who felt they’d been grossly misled by the gas fracking companies.
At this event she will share information that she and other Fleased members have learned during the last several years.
Also presenting will be environmental attorney Joe Heath, who is also general counsel for the Onondaga Nation. He will discuss lease termination and how to clear your title if your lease has terminated but the gas company has not yet filed papers with the county clerk clearing it.
“This is a great opportunity for those who feel trapped in an uncomfortable or frightening situation,” said Spencer resident Maura Stephens, a member of the sponsoring organizations, “to learn what options they might have to change their circumstances and protect their property and their future health and well-being.”
Cosponsored by RAFT and SAVE S-VE, the event is free and open to the public. Suggested donation for industry and regulators: $100. Contact Maura Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
From Owego and points south: North on Rt .96, and continue on 96B (now the 96 detour). Pass a cemetery on right. Candor Fire Hall is on the left across from a church and Town Hall.
From Ithaca, Danby, and points north: South on Rte. 96B past the Dandy Mart & HiWay Dairy Bar. Candor Fire Hall is on the right just past Pucky Huddle (Quilt Shop). If you get to the cemetery you’ve gone too far.
From Spencer-Van Etten and points west: East on 96. In Candor, take detour left over Mill St. to the stop sign. Right on Rt. 96 B. Pass the HiWay Dairy Bar on left. You’ll see the Pucky Huddle (Quilt Shop) on the right; Candor Fire Hall is just past it on the right. If you get to the cemetery you’ve gone too far.
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