Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Trading off health for profit?

"They're trading off health for profit. It's outrageous. We're not a Third World country," said Elaine Crumpley, a retired science teacher who lives just outside Pinedale, Wyoming.

I would like somebody to please give me one reason, based on scientific research, why this will be any different in PA, or how any amount of money can be worth our children's health.

Don't blame the gas companies for this... blame the politicians that allow this and enable them.

According to our present county commissioners, Sullivan County, PA, should expect to see approximately 1200 multi-well pads (each one 5 acres), totaling 6000+ wells in Sullivan County in the next few years. According to the industry, a compressor station will be needed for approximately every 10 well pads. Add on: metering stations, stagging areas, and thousands of miles of gathering lines & 39 miles of interstate transmission lines. And, let's not forget the truck traffic, and massive water consumption that goes with this industrialization. In a county of 452 square miles (two of them water), with a third of the county un-leased state forests, it doesn't leave much room for anything else.

Since our local and state elected leaders think this is such a wonderful thing, ask them why this is going to be any different. I'm sure they would be happy to answer all your questions, and address all your concerns. After all, it is their job.

Sullivan County Commissioners:
Darla M. Bortz
Robert Getz
Betty Reibson

State Rep. Tina Pickett
Capitol Office:
Phone: (717) 783-8238
Fax: (717) 260-6536
District Offices:
Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-3124
Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 888-9011
Sullivan County
(570) 946-7673
Susquehanna County
(570) 934-2557

State Senator Gene Yaw
FAX: 717-772-0575
District Offices
Williamsport, PA 17701
FAX: 570-327-3703
Towanda, PA 18848
FAX: 570-268-4313

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