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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not in his backyard....

After working very hard to help fracking spread across PA, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), doesn't want drilling in a portion of his district.


What about all the other watersheds fracking will compromise, Joe...such as the Laurel Highlands watershed, for example? Why is the watershed in his district more deserving of protection? Protection from the pollution and destruction that frackers say doesn't happen... .

Amazing hypocrisy.

Statement on Flatirons Ending Marcellus Drilling Operations at Brandon-Day Well

On August 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) has issued the following statement regarding the Flatirons Development, LLC decision concerning the Brandon-Day well:

“Flatirons Development, LLC, has agreed to discontinue Marcellus drilling operations of the Brandon-Day well which is located upstream of the Brockway Borough Municipal Authority Rattlesnake Reservoir.  The existing bore hole will be abandoned, sealed and reclaimed to eliminate the possibility of watershed contamination.

“This recent decision by Flatirons Development to stop plans for drilling at the Brandon-Day well is a good and responsible decision for our community.  Earlier this year after taking part in numerous discussions and meetings regarding this well, I reached out to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to express serious reservations with permitting any further drilling at the proposed site or any nearby site which could potentially compromise the reservoir.
“Toby Creek Watershed Association President Bill Sabatose and members of the Toby Creek Watershed have done an outstanding job monitoring the process surrounding this well and working to make sure the watershed remains clean.  This decision is a strong testament to the successful teamwork of area residents, local leaders, DEP and Flatirons to do what is in the best interest of our community to ensure public safety and protect our natural resources.”