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Friday, November 21, 2014

Putting the interests of one property owner (or set of property owners) in front of the interests of the community as a whole...

Here's a three-minute video of how some parents in Butler approached their supervisors when fracking threatened the health and safety of their rural community. The visuals of this industrial process are worth seeing again. Any community in PA on the radar of the oil and gas industry - and that would include the Ligonier valley - will need this kind of resolve and organization to protect their landbase:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQGd5E4PSJs&app=desktop

"The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the Clean Air Council and a local parents group Protect Our Children, are challenging an ordinance in one western Pennsylvania town that will allow six gas wells to be developed on a site close to a school campus. The Middlesex Township Zoning Board heard testimony on the challenge to the ordinance on November 18th."