New York State Real Property Tax Law [RPTL] Section 487, adopted in 1977, provides a 15-year real property taxation exemption for solar, wind, and farm waste energy systems. The Franklin Town Board has passed Local Law 2-2016, opting out of Section 487.
By Mike Bernhard Recently, fracking promoters in Afton circulated a reprint of a press release in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. The headline, “Marcellus fee nets $22M for Pa. Counties,” intended to suggest that gas revenues flowing to local government would reduce the tax burden of homeowners here in Afton and/or provide funds for services […]
Over the past seven years, The New Franklin Register has offered articles that attempted to help our readers to understand the relationship between energy supplies and the economy. In our issue in Spring of this year (NFR #22, Spring 2014), I laid out a brief history of energy use and tried to describe how fossil […]
Back in 2007, when The New Franklin Register started publishing, our focus was often on Peak Oil. As we sought to explain, Peak Oil refers to the moment when the amount of crude oil that can be extracted from the earth reaches its maximum and starts to decline. We also discussed the dire consequences likely […]
Freedom of Information Law request by The New Franklin Register to Department of Environmental Conservation for the draft regulations resulting from the GEIS on Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (1992) Backstory While following the developments of gas drilling in Pennsylvania, The New Franklin Register found mention of a review of the PA DEP […]
Revised Constitution Pipeline maps for the full route and for Delaware County are available below. Revised maps for Susquehanna County (PA), Broome, Chenango and Schoharie Counties (NY) are available on the Constitution Pipeline website.
The preferred route for the Constitution Pipeline (PF12-9) runs through 10 miles of Franklin. Your opinion on the content of the Environmental Impact Statement to be drafted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can be made until Friday November 9th. Written comments can be made by e-mail at: https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx or by US Mail at: Kimberly […]
Sean Lennon wrote a op-ed for the New York Times on Monday, August 27, 2012. “A few months ago I was asked by a neighbor near our farm to attend a town meeting at the local high school. Some gas companies at the meeting were trying very hard to sell us on a plan to tear […]
Be in Albany Monday August 27th to tell Governor Cuomo and the gas industry the we, the people of New York, will not allow New York State to be cracked! For more information contact dontfrackny.org or your local grassroots group.