Join Us!

Meetings are at 7:00 P.M. on the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAYS of each month
at Dryden Town Hall

 Who are we?  We are a group of Dryden citizens interested in raising public awareness of issues related to gas drilling, including land leasing details and the methods and risks involved with  unconventional gas drilling (a.k.a. “hydrofracking” or “fracking”). We believe that all of our neighbors, whether their land is leased or not, value clean drinking water, clear air, and the recreational opportunities and quality of life in Dryden, NY.

What do we do?  We educate ourselves and pass information along to our neighbors. We have organized a public forum and co-sponsored many educational public forums in Tompkins County on a range of topics related to unconventional gas drilling. We meet regularly with our Town Board members. We are working closely with the Board to explore and plan ordinances that may protect our tax-supported infrastructure and our right to the quiet enjoyment of our homes and property.

Why are we concerned?  Accidents and contamination in areas of the US where unconventional drilling has been ongoing alert us to the threats we may face in NY. Accidents cause injury to people, livestock, plants, and wildlife. Contaminated drinking water and pollution of the land and air in the vicinity of gas wells are disrupting the lives of people from Dish, TX to Dimock, PA – people just like ourselves. Property values decline in gas drilling areas. Trucks weighing up to one hundred tons travel on rural roads, making thousands of trips per well site. Noise from generator engines, drills, and compressors fills the air 24/7. We do not want to live in an industrial zone, but that choice may not be ours to make unless we stand together and work toward a healthy future for Dryden.

Meetings are at 7:00 P.M. on the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAYS of each month at the Dryden Town Hall.



You can sign on line!

Dryden residents MUST give us their ADDRESS in order to be counted as signers.

Find the petition here: 


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