deprived landowners of all economically viable uses of their real property orinterfered with reasonable investment-backed expectations. The JLCNY is seeking one plaintiff for each of the following categories:1.
Subsurface Mineral Owners
a.Property owners who purchased the sub-surface oil, gas and otherminerals prior to July 23, 2008, the date Governor Pattersonannounced a review process to update the Generic EnvironmentalImpact Statement applicable to HVHF.b.The property should be in the regions where the Marcellus or UticaShales are the primary target with few prospects for otherformations such as the Herkimer or Trenton Black River.c.The property must be located in the Susquehanna River Basind.Sub-surface mineral owners in Broome County are likely candidates.2.
a.Landowners under a lease with an oil and gas company where thecompany has applied for a Marcellus or Utica drilling permit or apermit has been withdrawn because of New York’s delay incompleting the SGEIS.b.The property should be in the regions where the Marcellus or UticaShales are the primary target with few prospects for otherformations such as the Herkimer or Trenton Black River.c.The property must be located in the Susquehanna River Basin.3.
Subsurface Mineral Owners with Prior Wells
a.Landowners who own the sub-surface oil, gas and other mineralsand who have had a prior oil and gas well drilled on their property,fully depleting formations such as the Herkimer, Oneida or TrentonBlack River, leaving only the Marcellus and Utica as viableformations. Landowners with prior wells in Chenango County arepotential candidates.4.
Fee Simple Owners (surface and sub-surface)
a.Fee simple owners of vacant undeveloped land, owning both thesurface and sub-surface rights and purchased for oil and gasinvestment purposes prior to July 23, 2008.b.The property should be located in a core Marcellus or Utica region.