There seems to be a lot more at stake for the person having all the closed negotiations. It's interesting that Mr Fitzgerald is the one person who can benefit the most from any drilling activity in Allegheny county since many of his personal companies can profit a great deal. He is in the water purification business and also has worked with chemical companies. Does this sound fishy to anyone else....well it seems like those council members that abstained for "Conflicts of interest" did so because some of them have good reasons. The person who should be abstaining from these negations is the one and only who will personally profit the most! Sounds like a conflict of interest to me. One person gets rich, and the rest of us pay for it with our health, environment and safety at risk. Not to mention loss of property values. Mortgage companies and insurance companies are now not granting either near drilling activities because of the risk associated with properties close to drilling activities. If that's not enough information for you just go some research of your own. It's a bad deal for everyone but the toxic industry and a very few individuals!
Oh Mike, give me a Fracked break already. Honest debate? Really? Why then does every industry rep cancel at the last minute? I have lost track of the empty chairs we've kept on the stages from Mercyhurst college to Chico CA. They're afraid of trying to answer the tough questions from the real people who have been harmed. I hope you realize how ridiculous your post is.
It is unrealistic for anyone to think that those of us who are against this toxic industry are against jobs and money. What we are is worried about the lack of transparency in the deals being made about OUR property by industry with deep pockets and politicians willing to take what they offer.
There are many problems and negative impacts being felt everywhere this industry is operating. People are sick, without water and it's not being reported or addressed by industry or our government to be fixed. There is a lack of responsibility by both to correct the negative impacts which proves that they could care less about the people being harmed. This is an issue that affects all of us. When only one side of anything is given, people are smart enough to know there is something wrong. We will continue to inform people of the negative impacts this toxic industry is having on our health, property and democratic process with or without the media.
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