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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:44 AM

32 familes forced out of their homes in central Pennsylvania

http://pahomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=234682

Those living in the Riverdale Mobile Home Court near Jersey Shore must leave by May 1st. The land was bought out by a water company tied to the gas industry. They were only given two months notice...

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Reply 32 familes forced out of their homes in central Pennsylvania (Original post)
Earth_First Mar 2012 OP
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #1
grntuscarora Mar 2012 #2
Earth_First Mar 2012 #3
grntuscarora Mar 2012 #4
badhair77 Mar 2012 #5
lonestarnot Mar 2012 #6
lastlib Mar 2012 #7
lonestarnot Mar 2012 #8

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:49 AM

1. Should read: 32 familes homes forced out in central Pennsylvania

These people have to find some place to move their home, then find someone who can move it. And then pack the belonging up, move out of the house, move the house, set it up again (not easy btw) and then move back in.

All in 2 months?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:02 AM

2. This is a direct result of the 3/15 SRBC vote

to issue more Susquehanna River water withdrawal permits for fracking:

"The company, whose parent company is Bryn Mawr-based Aqua America, plans to eliminate the park and build a water withdrawal facility to be used by the natural gas industry.
On Thursday, the company received permission from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to withdraw up to 3 million gallons of water per day from the site. The water will be transported via pipeline to gas drilling sites located to the north of the township."


http://sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/575944/32-unit-village-no-more.html?nav=5011#.T2XV9qotxWY.facebook

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Response to grntuscarora (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:12 AM

3. 'give a mouse a cookie'

The water removal plan in NYS is being touted as it will highly regulated and capped, activists are concerned that when it is not enough, they will just lobby more, which appears to be the case in this instance...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:20 AM

4. Yes, that's one thing you can count on

with the gas industry. They'll always be "asking" (read that as "demanding") more. More land, more water, more pipeline, more profits, more everything. And when the politicians have been bought off, as they have been in PA, they'll always be getting it, too.

I'm in the middle of a great book called "The End of Country" by Seamus McGraw, which illuminates with the human toll the fracking boom is taking on rural Pennsylvanians. Very good book....

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:24 AM

5. sad situation

Could you cross-post this in the Pennsylvania group. It will fit right in with the other posts about the devastation that Corbett hath wrought.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:31 AM

6. The ownership society. Woohoo.

Not!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:44 AM

7. You misunderstood the phrase....

It's really the "own-a-ship" society--meaning that everyone who has a yacht gets the goodies.....

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Response to lastlib (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

8. And eventually sinks like the rest of us.

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