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June 11, 2013

I attended the hearing on gas drilling plans by Anadarko Petroleum in the Loyalsock State Forest held by the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee at Lycoming College....

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-14-13 8:11 AM

"if your companies and your "skin" is not involved why should you give a Rat$$ *** about what your industry is doing to Pennsylvania ?"--Brew4U

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I care for the north Central PA area and the people. It saddens me to see businesses closed down. I think the natural gas industry can help. Jobs are created, support businesses benefit, fuel costs go down.

I have stated before that base-load electric power should come from coal and nuclear power plants, peak-loading power from natural gas, more homes and businesses should be converted to natural gas and propane as fuel sources.

Since my company generates most of it's revenues from oil, the above strategy doesn't help my company but I just believe it is the right, balanced solution for Americans.

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Brew4U

Jun-13-13 7:09 PM

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Brew4U

Jun-13-13 7:02 PM

> ToTEXASfromPA if your companies and your "skin" is not involved why should you give a Rat$$ *** about what your industry is doing to Pennsylvania ? You're a "Texan Ty*****" bye now... A ???

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-13-13 6:07 PM

Cont>>>

Also do you apply the same criteria to the asthetics of the country-side around you as the P/L ROW or the well pad? Those farms all used to be forests, the cities removed trees to grow, no one complains about how ugly a powerline looks or a powerline ROW going up a hill, a windmill on a hill, lights on top of a radio/TV tower disturbing the night, or how building of Rt 15 or I-180 scarred the land and disturbed the hills/trees. The P/L ROW's will be reseeded, turn lush green, and the animals will flourish.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-13-13 5:57 PM

Judgeandjury,

I have posted here for approx a year and a half. From early on, I made it known that I have worked for an oil and gas producing company. I grew up in Lycoming Co., went to PSU and got a chemical engineering degree over 30 years ago, and then accepted a job in Texas wih an oil company. I have been there when I had to let 40% of my staff go one year because of the drop in oil price. It took close to a decade to struggle back.

I have seen tremendous improvements in the health, safety, environmental attitudes and awareness of both the companies and employees.

As I mentioned, my company has no production in PA. I have no skin in that game. I do think the industries can co-exist.

Also everyone likes to pick on the oil industry but if you were to apply the same emissions criteria to all the chemicals that you use in your daily life from medicines to fuels to man-made products that you buy, you would see how inconsistently you apply the criteria.

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Judgeandjury

Jun-13-13 1:10 PM

ToTexas, you are obviously a purchased gas industry shill. Where are the economic benefits? Where is the energy independence? Where are the jobs? All of these lies the industry shoveled on us from the beginning have finally started to become obvious. This industry is about nothing but profit from a few and expense for many. Keep your foolish industry talking points to yourself, no one here believes them anymore, and the only people even trying to express them anymore are the paid industry prostitutes.

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CMReeder

Jun-13-13 12:14 PM

LOL Thanks Born.

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BornHere

Jun-13-13 9:44 AM

I understood what you said Mr. Reeder, remember I speak your language too!!

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CMReeder

Jun-12-13 10:20 PM

sorry that is thinner your skin not thinner your skinner. Lord that is funny when I read it and can only laugh over it.

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CMReeder

Jun-12-13 10:18 PM

Funny I am allergic to wild strawberries, cultivate strawberries not bothered too much by them. Don't know what the differnce is but it happen twice as a child.

I was told by sources that the thinner you skinner gets with aging you are more prone to have a reaction to poisonous plants. So my advice is not to assume you are not allergic it can change.

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BornHere

Jun-12-13 8:10 PM

I'm glad your feeling better Mr. Reeder, I'm one of the lucky ones poison ivy doesn't bother me, I'm allergic to strawberries I break out in hives.

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CMReeder

Jun-12-13 5:43 PM

I thank everyone for their well wishes and I'm on the mend and now know to be more careful in dealing with the rest of it. Because their is more of it and my brother-in-law is very allergic to it.

If you use Dawn dish washing liguid use that to wash with after contact. It has great degreasing properties that cut through the oil secreted by the posion ivy. If you must work with it do cover up and by all means wear gloves. Don't use alcohol or bleach on the rash it will only make it worse and if over the counter methods or home remedies do not work see you doctor. Hopefully I have learned my painful lesson.

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CMReeder

Jun-12-13 5:36 PM

Nobud they don't stick around long enough to be verbally assaulted. All they did was make the people who took time to attend the meeting angrier and less trustful in what the company says.

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Ritty77

Jun-12-13 1:43 PM

Never had poison ivy. I remember when we were kids a friend of mine had it all the time. Seemed he couldn't even be down wind of the stuff.

Get well soon, Chuck.

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BornHere

Jun-12-13 12:41 PM

Mr. Reeder, my mother used to make a paste out of cornstarch and apply it to the area that is effected also she use to use aloe for the itching.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-12-13 12:33 PM

"Immediately after dealing with the obnoxious plant I scrubbed down with hot water and soap apparently not soon enough."

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I do wash with soap and water but DO NOT scrub. I have seen some people get so aggressive on scrubbing that I think they are taking off protective layers of skin and the poison can get into the system easier. I also realize that different people have different sensitivity skin (maybe thin skin) :-) and will catch it anyway. Also I think that once you get it bad, it seems to come back easier. I hope it clears up soon.

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nobud74

Jun-12-13 8:34 AM

Chuck, sorry you are under the weather. Hope it clears up soon and you can enjoy the nicer weather heading our way.

As for how I painted anyone, I am sorry if it offended you. We will have to disagree. I believe that as long as a company is operating within the confines of the law their staff should not have to be subjected to public humiliation or verbal assault. I think that is a pretty level opinion, not one tinged with animosity towards either group.

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CMReeder

Jun-12-13 7:53 AM

Thanks for telling that the Poison ivy is self inflicted, I already knew that. Immediately after dealing with the obnoxious plant I scrubbed down with hot water and soap apparently not soon enough. I never had a reaction before with it. unfortunately a neglected area of the landscape was overgorwn and spray the offensive plants was a no go. I worked 5 days with poison ivy rash before seeing the doctor because all it was doing was getting worse not better. I need to get it under control and tolerable before going back. The meds seem to be doing that. Doctor says not to use bleach or alcohol on the rash. It just dries it and makes it itch even more.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-12-13 6:36 AM

Maybe put on the clothing and boots before working in the back yard! We're you frolicking in it with little or no clothes on? And please don't even think about rolling the leaves into a joint and smoking it.

Or get some of those nasty chemicals and spray them on the poison ivy to kill it.

Or take an axe to the vine and then let it die. Repeat actions later in the year.

Have a nice day. Off to work.

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CMReeder

Jun-11-13 10:03 PM

If you know that the company that has hired you to defend it's practices are unethical why do you stay and defend it? I also wonder why it is defensible to address atttendees at a public forum and then walk out without answering their concerns and questions?

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CMReeder

Jun-11-13 9:55 PM

I'm fine just experiencing discomort that makes it difficult to work with clothing and boots that irrate the rash to blistering levels and causing more spreading of the rash. Also the powder lubricate greatly irrates the rash even more. Hopefully the meds will work and I can get back to work. I will now have to be more careful in my dealings with poison ivy which surrounds the property.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-11-13 9:38 PM

CMReeder, I hope the poison ivy clears up. I have heard some people say stop scratching and use calamine lotion.

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BornHere

Jun-11-13 9:01 PM

I'm sorry that you feel bad Mr. Reeder.

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CMReeder

Jun-11-13 8:30 PM

You know I for one do not like at all how nobud has painted the fracking companies and those who oppose them. The companies are just doing their job and should fear people at meetings on fracking as extremely hostile and dnagerous.

In case anyone is wondering I am off sick with a first case of poison ivy allergy. None of the over counter and home remedies worked and needed to get meds from my doctor today.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-11-13 6:53 PM

"My employees wouldnt have to because we conduct ourselves and our business in a respectful,ethical manner at all times."

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Michael, likewise the oil company that I work for (that has no operations in PA) conducts itself in an ethical manner. Every year there is a code of conduct form that all employees in certain levels of supervision or salary classifications are required to sign. They also have a code of business conduct that goes to all contractors that we use and they are supposed to adhere to. If companies do not, they are dropped.

One time I sent in an exception for an internal policy (not a regulatory or legal requirement) and it was not treated lightly. Several levels of supervision were required to review it before it was resolved.

Gas companies sometimes have it tougher. They have to disclose what is in their frac fluid but why don't you look at the chemicals under your sink, laundry room, or on the grocery shelf and tell me their chemical composition.

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