Thank you for completing this survey!

Natural gas extraction is a major topic of public debate and concern in our communities. This survey was designed to learn about what people know, think, and feel about the development of natural gas. It takes only a few minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey will help local policy makers to understand your views and concerns. We've included a lot of comment boxes so that you can write in any thoughts, ideas or concerns you want to share. If you would like more information about the survey, please email <MNGresearch@gmail.com>.

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Thank you for participating in this survey! - Town of Danby Gas Drilling Task Force, Tompkins County, New York

* 1. Where do you get information about natural gas extraction, shale gas development, gas leases, and/or techniques like horizontal drilling or hydraulic fracturing ("fracking")? Please mark all the sources of information that you use.

* 2. How would you rate your knowledge of each of the following? The scale runs from “nothing or almost nothing” to “a great deal" - Please choose the option that fits you best:

  I know nothing about this I know something about this I know a great deal about this
Horizontal gas well drilling
Hydraulic fracturing
Deciding the location of well pads
Road use agreements
Gas leases
Compulsory integration
Access roads
Pipelines (including gathering lines)
Effects of gas drilling on water quality and/or quantity
Effects of gas drilling on private water wells
Effects of gas drilling on air quality
Noise and light associated with gas drilling
Short-term impact on the local economy (1-4 years)
Longer-term impact on the local economy (5-30 years)
Effects of gas drilling on the natural environment (streams, rivers, fish, wildlife)
Impact of gas well development on local governments
Government regulations relating to gas well drilling
Local resources for saving energy
Local renewable energy resources

* 3. Do you have any comments? Did we miss any issues or topics that concern you? Please write them here:

* 4. How do you expect gas development to impact each of the following things in your community?

  Very negatively Somewhat negatively No change Somewhat positively Very positively
Farming
Real estate market
Neighborliness
Drinking water
Retail stores/shopping facilities
Outdoor recreation opportunities
Quality of community as a place to raise children
Quality of the community as a place to retire
Overall cost of living
Property values
Local taxes
Public health
Jobs that pay an adequate wage
Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance)
Public schools
Health care and medical services
Professional services (legal, financial, business-related)
Housing
Roads and streets
Crime/violence
Natural environment
Overall quality of life

* 5. What is your job/vocation (for example, farmer, teacher, homemaker, food program volunteer, electrician)?

* 6. Do you have any comments? Did we miss any issues or topics that concern you? Please write them here:

* 7. Where do you live? (Town or Township/County/State)

* 8. Would you like a short brochure on impacts and issues related to gas drilling, with links to other sources of information mailed or emailed to you?

* 9. If you have any additional comments, concerns, or suggestions, please write them here:

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