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Response to badtoworse (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:46 PM

17. If I may.

I appreciate your calm and reasonable tone in presenting your point of view. You are a good spokesman for your side.

Honestly, as hard as I try to wrap my head around the science of it all, I can't. I'm simply not a scientist.

What bothers me most about what's happening in PA, even above the environmental concerns (which are many), is that Pennsylvanians themselves have had little to no say in the transformation that is taking place in this state. And PA is most definitely being transformed. So I have to ask, why wasn't I allowed to vote on the future I want to see for the place I call home? A beautiful, rural way of life is being destroyed, and none of us who live here have had any say in it. Damn the gas companies to hell for that and damn Tom Corbett, too.

All I'm saying is, where was the referendum? Where was the choice? If the good people of PA, in their wisdom, had decided that the land between Pittsburgh and Phila. had to be sacrificed in the name of "energy independence", I would have disagreed mightily, but somehow I'd have managed to accept it. But there was no referendum, no vote. We haven't been allowed to decide the fate of our Commonwealth. It is being decided for us, without us.

And that makes me angry beyond words.

Just my two cents.

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