Would love to get Dr. John's update on this and get his attention on Ñorth Beaver Township, Pa before it is too late! The area is home to the historic Bessemer Oil Field, which more than once kept the States oil production numbers from declining off previous years records. It is home to over 2500 orphaned and abandon oil and gas wells drilled at the turn of the last century and numerous coal mines. In March of 2014 Hilcorp Energy was fracking 2 miles away in the Utica Shale layer in Poland township, Ohio. They caused 77 earthquakes before ODNR shut them done with a 5 mile ban on fracking because of a previously unknown fault line. Not to be deterred Hilcorp merely stepped acrossthe stateline and continued operations where ODNR has no authority and where PA DEP stands for Dept of Energy Protection or Production, your choice.! This past April Hilcorp once again caused 6 more earthquakes a mere 3 miles from the 2014 frackquakes! How is it that they knew there was gas in the shale but could not detect the fault? Once the fault was detected why isn't DEP protecting the environment and the citizens of the Commonwealth? There have been 2 major incidences of land subsidence, taking roads and farm fields down into old coal mines, all within a couple of miles of the epicenters of these quakes. Some one, anyone please step up to the plate and help deal with the greed and stupidity pervasive in the area! The Lawrence County Commissioners have turned a deaf ear, appealing to DEP is futile. No one has the right to enrich themselves while poisoning the community! This is not a Boom it is a total BUST!
Awesome Charlie and right on target as usual! You would think that the publicity that Caitlyn Jenner brought to the issue would have / should have opened peoples eyes to the struggle of being different than what your outward appearence gives the impression of. The only good news here is the younger generation is much more accepting so it will happen...it should have happened but dolts like Cruz exist every where. Good news is they will die someday!
Maybe you should get someone to delve into the science of reproduction and genetics so the stupid comments on here don't continue to influence thinking! A bit of shaming is in order here for sure! For the morons who hide behind stupid monikers I say , "Put your man pants on and own your words! Put your name on your hateful rhetoric!"
What a story! The emotional toll is just unbelievable. Thank god your grandmother took charge and did what she had to to protect your mom and everyone else!
...no set back is "safe" because fracking is not safe! Love the industries response...yep a bunch of mom's, forced to take action to protect their kids are guilty of spreading fear. Only fear being spread by them is the concern they have for their kids health.
PS. That is Henrietta in my picture, my favorite pig ever! None of this is going to stop me, not one little bit! As a matter of fact, we are holding a border crossing event this Friday, October 10, at the cryogenics plant on 10399 Stateline Road, New Middletown, Ohio 3 pm with the Great March for Climate Action! Please join us! Google global frackdown and enter 16112 for event zipcode.
I an aging hippie, a wilting flower child, simply trying to save what my husband's family (and I've) has paid taxes on for 100 years. If trying to save what we have a lifetime of more blood, sweat and tears than most people can even conceive of makes me an ecoterrorist, then I own that proudly. Thank you for this awesome piece of journalism. CityPaper rocks! Hope I can still find copies in the city on Sunday...I need a couple!
I love Mel Packer!
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