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March 26, 2013

Almost everyday we are exposed to the various problems concerning our environment, including global warming, toxic chemicals, contaminated soils and air, stream reclamation, and etc....

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MrShaman

Mar-28-13 3:20 PM

Mr. Shaman, I only commented on the trash I see everyday along 220 and Rt. 44 (Pine Creek)and have witnessed trash being thrown out the windows of gas trucks and junk coming off of trailers being hauled by the gas industry. You have to admit that never before has Rt 220 and Pine Creek looked so bad with garbage...now who do you think is causing all of that trash?" - pinecr

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I guess I'd have to take your word, for that.

What I see is a "landfill", gathering along 180, thru Williamsport...and, that was initiated, LONG before gas-operations started.

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MrShaman

Mar-28-13 3:17 PM

"How do you catch a litter bug?" - msamerica101

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With a dash-cam and REALLY good-sized BOUNTY!!!

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pinecr

Mar-28-13 11:26 AM

Mr. Shaman, I only commented on the trash I see everyday along 220 and Rt. 44 (Pine Creek)and have witnessed trash being thrown out the windows of gas trucks and junk coming off of trailers being hauled by the gas industry. You have to admit that never before has Rt 220 and Pine Creek looked so bad with garbage...now who do you think is causing all of that trash?

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msamerica101

Mar-28-13 10:38 AM

How do you catch a litter bug?

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billybob

Mar-27-13 7:43 AM

Wow rick424 and pinecr bring the anti gas dirlling propaganda to yet another issue. No surprise there. Why dont you just leave already! of course that will be difficult since with your beliefs you must not own anything that uses any fossil fuels and your computers must run on solar power.

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MrShaman

Mar-27-13 6:10 AM

"Next to many states our roadsides are pretty nice." - richardson

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Not THAT "many" states!!

Try driving, between Williamsport & Denver (on I-70 AND I-80), and you'll notice a DISTINCT-difference, between PA's highways & "many" others!!!

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richardson

Mar-26-13 5:53 PM

This is a horrible world that Mr. Porter lives in. For those that can remember: Love Canal, open sewers, White Pines killed by ozone, Spruce dying in the Adirondacks from acid rain, Birds of prey facing extinction from DDT, no fish in the river above Lock Haven caused by mine acid, gray clothes on the clothes line from ash and wood smoke. Should I go on? How about clearcutting and burning all of our forests at the turn of the century? I think that we've done a pretty good job of mitigating all this. Next to many states our roadsides are pretty nice. Volunteers and civic organizations clear many miles of roadside. Mr. Porter should volunteer for roadside cleanup and maybe? Just pick up trash and help a little bit. For Mr. Porter and those that still believe in AGW, welcome to the coldest March in 20 years. Record cold, snow, storms are proof of. Please!

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MrShaman

Mar-26-13 1:56 PM

"Perhaps there needs to be a system in place to bar out of state people from working in our state if they can't live by the rules." - CHayes

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Shouldn't we (first) try to figure-out why the local-cretins have so much trouble observing the "system", in place, presently??

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MrShaman

Mar-26-13 1:50 PM

"I have a good idea, how about making the gas industry pick up the trash since most of it comes from them. We never had a problem with this much trash along the highways until they moved in." - pinecr

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Gimme a BREAK!!!! You've (quite) obviously never taken the time to "appreciate" the view, South, at River Ave. & Third Street!!!!!!

It's "only" looked that good, as far back as I can remember...CERTAINLY, long-before all the gas-work started!!!

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MrShaman

Mar-26-13 1:44 PM

"What's wrong with Steve Porter getting out there and picking up the trash he's pointing out? You see, you complain about it, if you're that concerned, pick it up!" - Tedeaux

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Lemme guess...you think we could "enhance" the appearance of 180...with a few appliances & some cars up, on blocks??

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MrShaman

Mar-26-13 1:40 PM

"For the first part - increase the fine for littering to $1000 or 30 hours of trash pickup. Regular cleaning could be done by inmates, paroles and welfare recipients..." - Steve Porter

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I'd prefer we start trash-collection by those lazy-pigs who STILL haven't figured-out why there are ashtrays in vehicles!!

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 1:16 PM

Perhaps there needs to be a system in place to bar out of state people from working in our state if they can't live by the rules. You know, throwing garbage everywhere, trashing hotel rooms, and causing problems at local businesses. If they present a pattern of abuse, they should be allowed to stay in PA, but not work in PA.

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LaughIn

Mar-26-13 11:06 AM

I agree with CHayes. If a position was advertised for a babysitter to watch these literbugs clean highways and streets, I would gladly volunteer. Building a "new" prison is ridiculous and a real waste of taxpayers dollars. If prisons weren't so attractive, they would not need another. Make the DUI, child support, non violent offenders work off their debts. I can think of a few projects in Lycoming County that need addressed.

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 10:21 AM

"Chris, aren't we also talking at this very moment about why and how we build a new prison that we can't afford? Litterbugs would only add to that"

Pardon me for saying, but I don't think many people would opt for 30 days in jail, over 30 hours picking up trash in an orange jumpsuit.

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pinecr

Mar-26-13 10:09 AM

FYI: My letter was for all of the trash on Route 44 N where PG&E is heavily fracking.

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pinecr

Mar-26-13 10:08 AM

I have a good idea, how about making the gas industry pick up the trash since most of it comes from them. We never had a problem with this much trash along the highways until they moved in. I just sent off a letter to PG&E asking them to do something about all of the trash they are throwing out the windows of their vehicles and losing from uncovered loads, but I am sure there will be no response to my letter given the fact that they don't really care about keeping this area beautiful, only worried about how much money they can make from raping our land.

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nobud74

Mar-26-13 8:58 AM

Contamination of our soils and water supplies by discarded medication and medication residues that are passed through the body are a big problem that very few people are discussing. However, banning the drugs is not the solution. There are many pharmaceuticals that provide life sustaining and quality of life sustaining properties. We do need, though, to reduce the amount that are prescribed and monitor the levels so that only the minimums are used and we need to have recycling outlets for old or unused meds so that we can keep them from entering our environment.

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nobud74

Mar-26-13 8:54 AM

Chris, aren't we also talking at this very moment about why and how we build a new prison that we can't afford? Litterbugs would only add to that--do your homework and listen to Alice's Restaurant! ;) Just kidding.

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 8:16 AM

" What's wrong with Steve Porter getting out there and picking up the trash he's pointing out"

Let's see, how about because he didn't throw it there.

Personally I'd up the fine to $1500 for littering, and I'd throw in 30 hours of trash pickup in an orange jumpsuit, or 30 days in jail. Vermins choice.

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rick424

Mar-26-13 7:44 AM

We need to ban Frac waste water while we are at it.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-26-13 5:57 AM

I agree with the writer that we need to stop polluting the streams. We need to ban all birth control medicine and various other medications. These pass through the human bodies, through the local waste water treating plants, and are discharged into the streams and rivers. Studies have shown that they have impacts to the fish, including sterilization. This could wipe out these species.

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Tedeaux

Mar-26-13 5:13 AM

What's wrong with Steve Porter getting out there and picking up the trash he's pointing out? You see, you complain about it, if you're that concerned, pick it up!

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