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Woman: With gas industry, benefits of quiet country road are lost

March 18, 2013

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Mar-18-13 7:20 AM

Frankly, if I still lived up there, traffic would be the least of my concerns. Pollution should be first and foremost.

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Mar-18-13 7:25 AM

Not to be mean, but that area has other outlets. You are not forced to go out to 87 by Eder's. That and leaving earlier would alleviate the possibility of being late. It probably won't be much longer.

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Mar-18-13 7:28 AM

I sure hope they fix the road right for ya. i run the waater trucks and been on that road..whew some of them holes are nasty. i do know for now they are done fracing but have one hole left to do..why they just didnt do it and get it over with is beond me. so i'm sure they are going to wait til its dont before they fix it right. not sure if there is any more pads out there. But want to see BAD go to rose valley. lake road and cascade? rd were talking oil pan busters there, but they do the best they can to fix it, but it dont last long.

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Mar-18-13 7:35 AM

This is the thing, bottom line, they don't care about the average Joe. Not the industry, not the politicians, nobody. they take a quite area, turn it into an industrial site, make their money and move on. The rest is just collateral damage. People who had the misfortune to live in an area of a greedy mineral rights owner and just got in the way.

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Mar-18-13 8:13 AM

Good one rick, this is the reason why I sold our home out there, a person can only take so much. nosferatu is right about the air pollution I always had black soot on our house and garage which meant my family was breathing this in, so much for country living.

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Mar-18-13 9:05 AM

First, you all need to realize the people in those trucks are just doing their job. Second, people in 4 wheel vehicles make us late too, the way they cut in and out of traffic and tailgate our trucks. We do not see you as the "enemy", so it would be nice for you to think the same, even though there may be some idiots driving, that is not all of us. If you look at other areas the gas companies are paying to have the roads fixed, it is winter time in Pa is it not? Third, yes there is a little pollution with the process, but would you rather have long term, cleaner burning fuel, or watch your neighbors and relatives continue to struggle with skyrocketing oil costs? Sacrifice and compromise is the only thing that will take this area and country into the future.

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Mar-18-13 9:12 AM


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Mar-18-13 9:13 AM

Sacrifice? Really, why should these people be the ones sacrificing? What did they do? They were living the American dream and all of a sudden this. I don't buy it. If we want to move on we need to find a better way of getting this out of the ground and use this as a stepping stone to greener and renewable energies. Instead the industry is trying to figure out ways to use this fuel to make more money, even shipping it overseas. Here is something to ponder, I wonder how much foreign fuel is used in this process, with the trucks and generators and all. And then there is the water, how much is used to frac a well?

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Mar-18-13 9:34 AM

Liberals do not believe in sacrifice unless you are talking about taxes....then, we hear all the talk about "shared sacrifice" and "we're in this together", etc.

PROOF that liberals are hypocrites.

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Mar-18-13 9:37 AM

Much of the equipment used in the drilling production and transportation of natural gas and oil releases SIGNIFICANT amounts of VOCs and Nox, when combined with sunlight causes ground-level ozone or "smog".

Diesel engine fumes were reclassified from 2A to group 1 of substances that have definite links to CANCER.

So no there is not just a "little pollution".

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Mar-18-13 10:30 AM

Remember what the coal barons did to the northeast. They found it was cheaper to pay the fines instead of doing the "repairs" and returning the area to the way they found it.

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Mar-18-13 10:41 AM

Quitwhining and Weazzz, you and other water truck drivers and gasholes in pickup trucks that don't obey the speed limits and throw garbage out the windows of your trucks, are making life miserable for everyone in the gas drilling areas so don't ask us to be nice about it. Our lives have been ruined by you and your industry and what a joke about how people in this area are going to have cleaner cheaper fuel options, it is going to be sold to the highest bidder, CHINA. Don't sugar coat the situation. The gas industry is cutting down thousands and thousands of trees, pumping toxic chemicals into the ground, polluting water and our air we breath and you want us to be nice about it - WHAT IDIOTS!

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Mar-18-13 1:19 PM

"Nearly all of main-stream media has been "bought out" also, thus no coverage of the destruction caused by this premeditated assult."

It is funny that the pro-drilling media voices exclusively resonates from inside the beltway in DC,Manhattan island, or southern Florida. Drill baby drill only works if wells aren't capped to fix prices....

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Mar-18-13 1:35 PM

Wow..that is all I can say, call me or any of us a gashole all you want. I am working my butt off to make a living for myself. Don't forget we are not all big city gun slingers like you want to call out. I grew up on the same mountains I frac on every day. Obviously most of you have never been on a well pad to see what really goes on. Shame on all of you. And by the way, I drive a rig, not a pick up, so next time one of you cuts me off or tailgates my trailer, maybe I won't be so considerate of you either. Get with the times people.

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Mar-18-13 2:39 PM

To those who are "just doing a job and working their butts off to make a living", if you're "job" involves any activity that destroys property values, risks contaminating communities, and puts people's health and safety at risk, then you need to look for another "job". If you choose to do a "job" that threatens my property, or my families health and safety, you are going to have a serious problem with people like me. Make no mistake. We will fight to protect our families and and our homes, just like you would.

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Mar-18-13 3:02 PM

Lets talk about well pad safety.

Fracking flowback blowout that caused evacuations in Wyoming County, Pa. March 14, 2013

How about Nov. 23, 2012 5 million gallons of gas spewed into the air from a well pad in Monroe Township.

Oct.6,2011 Bradford County, explosion at well pad.

Oct. 7, 2011 Explosion at Anadarko well pad Jersey shore.

The facts speak for themselves.

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Mar-18-13 3:55 PM


This area is well-known for its population of NIMBY advocates.

It does not matter what industry tries to locate here, there are many people who prefer gov't handouts to a real job.

It puts a lie to the liberal claim that they want to be energy independent or that they want America jobs and return of manufacturing.

Believe me, if someone wanted to open a glass plant in Williamsport, these same people would complain.

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Mar-18-13 4:33 PM

Hey erik, I'm a Republican that worked my entire life and never took any government handouts.

As far as NIMBY'S you can add Corbett to that list for protecting Krancer from having drilling in his backyard.

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Mar-18-13 5:21 PM


Your opinion is worthless to me.

You do not work in the industry to see first-hand what is actually done.

You are uneducated about the industry and spout falsehoods and innuendo.

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Mar-18-13 6:29 PM

"Your opinion is worthless to me." Guess you know where you stand Bornhere. Kind of supports my first post.

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Mar-18-13 6:32 PM

If that glass plant open up in an industrial zone, I would have no problem. But to put an industry in a residential area (gas well), yes I would have a problem with that.

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Mar-18-13 6:35 PM

Oh silly me I forgot that the only people who tell the truth about the gas industry also work for the gas industry.

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Mar-18-13 7:15 PM

We EXPORT almost as much oil as we IMPORT. Will that be the same for natural gas?

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Mar-19-13 11:36 AM

erik....., I can quote you word for word about the gas industry and what is happening to our you want to try?

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