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Gas drilling hearing serves purpose if premise is pure

August 30, 2013

When it comes to gas drilling in the Loyalsock State Forest, the questioning seems to be without end. State Rep....

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CitizenSane

Sep-07-13 10:52 AM

"We support having those hearings. The natural gas drilling industry is bolstered, not threatened, by extra diligence to make sure it is doing business in an environmentally safe manner." Are they serious? Is that why the DCNR, Yaw, and Everett held an 'invitation only' stakeholder meeting in the spring? The public demand and bad press they got for the 'invitation only' meeting was the only reason they agreed to a public meeting in June where almost 600 people spoke out and said "NO DRILLING IN OUR STATE PARKS", and many gave excellent reasons. Now, watch out for HB1717 that will force the DCNR to drill our state parks into oblivion to fund PennDOT! This is all so wrong on so many levels, and the Sun-GASette needs to stop the bias reporting.

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Judgeandjury

Sep-06-13 6:19 PM

Interesting, apparently I have two accounts with the SG? That last post was from me but with some other user name. My apologies for the confusion.

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McCloskey

Sep-06-13 6:12 PM

Bobbie2, assuming I am guilty of all or any of those infractions is foolish, but I expect nothing more. And just for the sake of argument, which of my alleged infractions kills wildlife, or destroys ecosystems, or cripples one of PA's largest industries? You comparisons are poor, in fact ridiculous, as is everything you write. I would call you shill, but you have not achieved even that pathetic level.

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ThisIsTrue

Aug-31-13 8:57 AM

Sadly, the Lycoming County "norm" seems to be a Sun Gazette/Webb Weekly reader who watches Fox news, and swallows the Yaw-Everett-Matteo-Troisi kool aid when it comes to trusting that the DEP is doing a good job keeping us safe and regulating the gas industry. The price of freedom, according to Thomas Jefferson, is eternal vigilance. There ARE some who remain vigilant - and what we see terrifies us.

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Judgeandjury

Aug-30-13 3:58 PM

What? I thought this was a joke when I first read it! Is this The Onion? Seriously, even the most adamant supporter of the gas industry can't stand up and say "But the natural gas industry in this state already is heavily regulated and correctly so. To date, the industry has a pretty solid environmental record.". I would criticize the editor and publisher but I refuse to give these jokers credit for being professionals. Look at the facts you fools! 15,124 recorded violations since 2009. And those are just when they got caught. I guarantee they get away with it way more than they get caught. You call that a solid environmental record? What would it take for you to call it a poor record. The state simply exploding?

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sideliner

Aug-30-13 2:16 PM

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sideliner

Aug-30-13 2:16 PM

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto, and Ditto.

I'm actually a tad embarrassed for and by the SG at the blatant whoring of itself. I can't help but notice how "in your face" the SG has become with its support for the industry, unlike at the beginning of the boom when it was a bit more stealthy and covert about it.

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BornHere

Aug-30-13 1:33 PM

Well I guess I don't have to comment at all its all been said, and there's that rick stirring the pot again! Great comment guys enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

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MisMac

Aug-30-13 1:04 PM

Mike, that is a good one!! Actually all 3 posts are on target. Let's see how long it takes for them to be removed.

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MikeR7

Aug-30-13 11:41 AM

Do you have a passion for the town you call home? The SG is recruiting editorial writers. No experience or thought needed--all opinions are already bought and paid for. If you were able to deliver the 500 word essay your 4th grade English teacher assigned you, then this is the job for you.

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rick424

Aug-30-13 7:49 AM

"The natural gas drilling industry is bolstered, not threatened, by extra diligence to make sure it is doing business in an environmentally safe manner."

There is something disturbing about this comment, in fact this whole editorial is disturbing. Read it real carefully people and see who is in control.

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