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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Monster flare...coming soon to a township like Ligonier

Flaring of Range Resources' #11H Utica/Point Pleasant Shale dry gas well at the Claysville Sportsman's Club in Donegal Township, Washington County on December 5, 2014. 

Imagine the air and the water around this well, for miles and miles... . The club and the gas industry gets the money, while the people, animals and habitat for miles absorb the toxins. Now imagine it here in the Ligonier Highlands...ruining the water, polluting the air, dotting the beauty you see out your windows with pockets of toxic industrial blight. Blight that - where it has established a foothold, as in places in Washington County like Claysville - is sickening people and ruining property values.

Now. Get busy and fight this industry and the fracking apologists who have infiltrated our township.