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Friday, February 13, 2015


Right NOW, this township is in the process of establishing new industrial zones where fracking will be permitted. Elected officials are rezoning the township from scratch, so you may find yourself living in an industrial zone, with toxic chemicals, high-pressure pipelines, compressor stations and other industrial processes right in the midst of your community. These activities will have an impact on our air quality the purity of our water and streams and the high quality of life we share in out beautiful Laurel Highlands.

Have a voice in establishing where these zones will be. ACT NOW. Come on Tuesday and learn what is happening, and ask your Supervisors how they are deciding what type of industry will be allowed; tell them what you think. This decision will affect us for generations to come, and we need to influence how it is being made.

Joint supervisors and Planning Commission Meeting: Tuesday February 17, 6:00pm, in the Auditorium of Ligonier Valley High School, Springer Road

**Don't wait for the those who work for you - who should be zoning with the interests of township residents at heart - and voice your concerns:
--Terry Carcella, Township manager,
--Supervisors Tim Komar, Scott Matson, Paul Knupp, Wade Thomas, Bruce Robinson, 724-238-2725, or

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