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Loyalsock forest drilling foes march

March 26, 2013

Some 50 people marched 12 miles through rain and snow to the Williamsport office of state Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, to protest drilling for natural gas on Pennsylvania forest lands....

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-26-13 6:27 AM

BuffTrev1,

Which one are you? The one with the white cap, blue jacket, and sun glasses????

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rick424

Mar-26-13 6:50 AM

It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I have a feeling and I hope it is wrong.

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nosferatu

Mar-26-13 7:30 AM

Man I wished I still lived up there. Power to the people. Rick424, yeah, I'm afraid your feeling will come true. We just can't bribe "our" politicians the way these energy companys can.

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radio1960

Mar-26-13 7:34 AM

I want to know how the state can limit drilling when individual municipalities cannot. If you take gas drilling tax money then you have consequences.

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Justin1

Mar-26-13 8:16 AM

I understand that leases have expiration dates and that work must begin prior to the expiration date BUT... 1) If the technology is improving SO quickly and 2) the gas is worth nearly nothing now and 3) the citizens are receiving no benefit from the drilling of our resources;

I propose that gas drilling on state land be stalled until we citizens see a real return on investment. Why can't the drillers wait until they can send laterals 15,000 feet and access all of the gas with near zero surface impact? Why drill now when perhaps in 50 years the gas will be worth 10-20 times more than today? Where is the royalty money for drilling under DCNR land anyhow? Why is the governor in such haste to sell off commonwealth assets when the GAS ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE? Gas can't run away while we slow down and decide what's best.

My rhetorical questions will go unanswered. The real answer is simple. A money grab of a common resource for a bright energy independent future!

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BornHere

Mar-26-13 8:37 AM

rick, your feelings maybe correct. The DCNR has the ability to restrict any developments on the 18,870 acres of the Loyalsock Forest including Rock Run.

Some of us believe that the DCNR may have already bargained away the State's right to protect the Loyalsock.

People remember MONEY TALKS!!

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jeff33

Mar-26-13 8:43 AM

Where were these people when they DESTROY Pine Creek Valley???? Go up to Pine Creek the surrounding mountains all around Waterville, above Happy Acres,above Cammel,above Slate Run and Cedar Run! Black Forest and Above Hyner and Renovo!It's"DESTROY"!

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TheMoe

Mar-26-13 9:31 AM

Why can't the politicians say, just once, "Any other place, but not here?"

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MrShaman

Mar-26-13 10:16 AM

"BuffTrev1,

Which one are you? The one with the white cap, blue jacket, and sun glasses????" - ToTEXASfromPA

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That's your primary-concern, regarding this article, huh??

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MrShaman

Mar-26-13 10:20 AM

"Why can't the politicians say, just once, "Any other place, but not here?" - TheMoe

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I'm fairly-certain they rely on voters to do that.

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fromtheport

Mar-26-13 10:55 AM

I support the nat gas drilling it provided 1000's of jobs to our area it helped struggling landlords by increaseing rent values, the impact fees are being used improperly but for the communities all over the state. I didnt see anyone complain when they saw the articles of lycoming county getting gas impact money so why not let them drill. And as far as the waterville area, it was a $h!thole before the gas drilling and it is a $h!hole now.

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BornHere

Mar-26-13 11:00 AM

The article says 10,000 signatures it was 15,000 signatures.

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nosferatu

Mar-26-13 12:15 PM

fromtheport - although obviously no woman would let you spawn with her, how much should we ask for to pollute water and air for future generations?

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nosferatu

Mar-26-13 12:16 PM

MrShaman - they rely on voters to get them on the gravytrain that is politics. Once they're in, they don't give a shyte want the voters want.

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jeff33

Mar-26-13 1:30 PM

1000s of JOBS! Come on and Waterville and its surrounding area was one of the nicest area of this state,your Williamsport is a hole!

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BornHere

Mar-26-13 1:58 PM

To the person that disagreed with me obviously you did not get the email that I got from David Masur.

David Masur who is the Director of PennEnvironment was the one who carried the 15,000 signatures to Yaw's office, then Skutches carried them to the second floor, the SG has the numbers wrong.

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BornHere

Mar-26-13 3:34 PM

jeff33, your right about Waterville, I have friends every year would come down from upstate NY for Trout season in that area, they said it was the best fishing around this area, they haven't been back for 3 years though because of the drilling.

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Woolrich

Mar-26-13 5:21 PM

These people marched 12 miles to Yaw's office and she wasn't even there?........Priceless. Sullivan County is a heck of ALOT less populated than the Lycoming/Clinton county line along Route 287 and 44, yet the gas trucks and drilling didn't phase local politicians to stop it.

Its your turn Sullivan county to take one for the great state of Pa.

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jeff33

Mar-27-13 8:40 AM

yaw is a he

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distantobsvr

Mar-27-13 9:59 AM

“have friends every year would come down from upstate NY for Trout season in that area, they said it was the best fishing around this area” VERY few would call it ‘trout fishing’ what is practiced in PA . I grew up thinking it was until I actually fished elsewhere. Then I thought it was a cruel joke what they call ‘trout fishing’ before realizing it was far more sinister… downright criminal. Putting trout in a few days or weeks before trout season only to scoop them out in the next couple of months is stupid! Having fished many states from coast to coast for trout and Alaska, where real fishing is practiced. When I tell them of this archaic practice they can hardly believe it. How good can they really taste after such a short period, you’re better off buying them. For all you other ‘fishing persons’, how much skill or less to catch the ones in the creek for a few weeks… pathetic… PA has great water, some of the best I seen, but the WORST trout fishing in the COUNTRY, hands down!

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