April 23, 2013Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners and Natural Gas Supporters,Contributions for our lawsuit against New York have been coming in steadily but westill need additional funds before we can move forward with the litigation. We heardfrom some of you who held off on contributing, hoping that a final decision mightcome from the Governor by April 12, 2013. Instead, all we received were moreexcuses and further confirmation that our property rights have already been taken.On February 8, 2013, the NYS Health Department Commissioner said he would befinished with his health review in a “few weeks” - that was over 2 months ago!On April 22, 2013, Fred Dicker of the New York Post said: “Sources said Cuomo hadalso told associates that he’s decided to put off a final decision until the end of nextyear because he wants to get through his 2014 re-election campaign without beingharassed by anti-hydrofracking protestors who have dogged him during severalpublic appearances.”On April 14, 2013, New York Magazine reported on an interview with GovernorCuomo. The Governor asked what if a “child falls into a well casing?” “I don’t wantthe liability, frankly, and I don’t have the knowledge.” So much for decisions basedon science and facts. If the Governor had ever visited a well site, he would know thatsuch an accident is impossible.On April 19, 2013, Susan Arbetter asked the Governor what his economic planswould be if HVHF is not approved. The Governor suggested that he will rely onyogurt to lift upstate New York from poverty. He said “Economic development nolonger works on a big bang theory, have to develop a thousand economic flowers.”For some reason our Governor does not understand that yogurt economics will notsave New York. From former Secretary Hillary Clinton to Governor Jerry Brown toPresident Obama, all of our nation’s leaders, except Governor Cuomo, recognizethat shale gas is a game changer for our country's economy.