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Withdrawal plan attacked

May 1, 2013

In a sometimes unruly public hearing Tuesday night on a company’s plan to withdrawal almost 2 million gallons of water a week from the Lycoming Creek watershed in Old Lycoming Township, residents......

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May-01-13 6:56 AM

This is really sad, fighting over water. I hope the residents win their fight, I won't hold my breath, but I hope they do. I see the lawyers are all lined up, I wonder who has the most money? Good luck.

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May-01-13 7:00 AM

Interesting that Supervisor Hall speaks against the proposed plan....she has land leased to the 'gassers' and her property has the appearance of a cheap truck stop....Talk about beauty..!!! Not to mention the income she gets from this industry. And as for Supervisor Eck....this won't be the first time he should recuse himself from a vote due to family $$$ ties to OLT projects...You don't need to be in Philadelphia to be's closer than you think!....Wonder why OLT can't find better people to represent them?

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May-01-13 7:33 AM

58 trucks a day I believe adds up to much more than 2 million gallons a week. Correct me if I am wrong. I also believe and earlier article had more water withdraw totals.

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May-01-13 7:42 AM

Out west in Colorado and North Dakota their underground water supplies are dropping at an alarming rate because of fracturing. But hey who needs water, we got the Natural Gas Industry here, this will boil down to Politics and Money and not the people of that area.

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May-01-13 9:13 AM

Maybe we should start bottling our water for resale.?.? With all of the profits we raise-- perhaps we will have a fighting chance against our city's elite! Or better yet, how about we furnish our future contanimated water to those who stand to make considerable profits at our expense!?!? Just a thought.

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May-01-13 9:58 AM

I believe you will find a straight truck hauls around 3,000 gal, and a semi 5,000 gallons. Dividing 2M gal by 406 trucks a week comes to just under 5,000 gal averaqe per truck.

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May-01-13 11:31 AM

Talking about selling water, the Senate has a new Bill called the "Water Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act of 2013"

The Federal Government will SUBSIDIZED loans to companies that sell water to the oil and gas industry.

They will use public dollars to finance water projects that benefit the oil and gas industry.

The federal government should not use our tax dollars to subsidize water sales to either industry.

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May-01-13 12:06 PM

Montoursville sells water to the industry. I wonder how much water is with drawn. A lot of trucks at the park a few years back, also down by the little plaza.

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May-01-13 2:54 PM

Just once, I wish I could take from the common good for my own benefit. I wish I could take air from others and sell it to the highest bidder. Or- I wish I could take the sun from the sky and charge the farmers for it. Or chop down the people's forests to maximize my drilling profit or wind turbine space. I really wish I could take water from the common aquifer and sell it to my own benefit, but I simply do not have the capital. Someday I will figure out how to be a real capitalist where the value of a public resource is diverted to my accounts. They make it look so simple! I should have gone to business school.

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