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Gas Exploration and Leasing on Private Lands: Tips and Guidance for New York Landowners

Although land owners who lease their property to gas exploration companies may benefit from the compensation they receive, the process can be difficult to navigate and may even lead to complicated legal circumstances or unwanted impacts to natural resources. This information sheet is designed to help New York landowners understand the process of gas exploration and leasing, prepare them for making decisions about gas leasing, and help them avoid any unexpected legal or natural consequences.

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Guidelines for Administering Oil and Gas Activity on State Forest Lands
Revisiting the Environmental Duties of Public Utility Commissions (2006)
US Forest Service Wind Monitoring Guidelines
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