April 5, 2010
Tom Jiunta plans to present the Citizens for Clean Water Petition to state legislators at a public meeting on gas drilling. The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at the Kingston Township Municipal Building at 180 E. Center Street, Shavertown.
Please come and show your support!
Here is a story regarding the presentation from the Times Leader: Petition urges rules be put on gas drills
March 25, 2010
On Wednesday, March 31 st, the Dallas United Methodist Church is sponsoring a public information meeting from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the process of gas drilling which is coming to this area. Speakers from the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (formerly the Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Water) and NoDrill NEPA will address issues such as the community impact of the drilling industry here and elsewhere. Also presented will be local legislative and township initiatives presently in progress and how you can help. An open discussion will follow.
The church is at 4 Parsonage Street, Dallas, PA 18612
March 13, 2010
Andrew Byers of the Shaleshock Action Alliance spoke to a packed house last night at the Kingston Township Municipal Building. (Thank you Kingston Township).
Andrew worked with facts and extrapolated them to the scales of production which have been projected here. He used slides to show fully developed fields, sites in preparation, and waste ponds being dozed back into the earth. He spoke about the generators which spew out ozone creating hydrocarbons, pipelines, access roads, dragon tanks, diesel trucks, waste fluids, and radioactive mud. He spoke to the typical everyday spillage, topsoil degradation, and its cumulative effect on the water system. He spoke to mismanagement, the Cheney/Halliburton loophole, endocrine disruption, and the industrial sized scale of it all. He also covered community organizing, monitoring strategies, and local political activism. It was a rational and fact based portrayal of a world we are allowing to happen.
Here is the Citizen’s Voice coverage:
Here is the Times Leader coverage:
March 12, 2010
Here is a story from Wayne County: Outcry greets possibility of gas drilling at Wayne County schools
I added a Moon Lake Park page above. Sign the petition there or HERE. Let’s not forget Moon Lake!!!
Also, I have added a Petition Page. There are five petitions and/or legislative links. Go there to voice your concern. PETITIONS HERE
A powerful post from Another Monkey – Please read it.
I love the gas industry tv commercial where the woman is traveling up a well as if in a stainless steel and glass elevator. So clean and so slick. I guess we will see truck loads of well dressed women heading down our roads soon.
I have an old friend up north who recently emailed me about his experiences with gas drilling. Here is the sad email. I took out their names at their request:
“Herb. Thanks for the info. (Wife) and I have spent the last 2 years educating ourselves about this issue. We are at ground zero in Dimock and are surrounded by gas wells being drilled. What we have learned so far is scary and our actual experiences dealing with this has been terrible. The beautiful area I have lived in for the last 35 years is being butchered. Many of my neighbor’s water supplies have already been polluted. It is a shame that our government would, in these days and times, allow such environmental exploitation all for the sake of money.
But I have to let you know of my situation – (wife) and I held out from signing a gas lease as long as we could, due to our environmental concerns. However, when we realized all our neighbors had signed and we were surrounded by leased land – we finally gave in and signed. Now seeing what has happened I would gladly return the money if they would pack up and leave. I consider it dirty money. I believe the gas company’s tactic was to offer people money to get their foothold and then they come in and do their thing. (friend’s name)”
See you tonight.
March 11, 2010
The organization, Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Water, has a petition which is now online:
SIGN PETITION HERE
(Also, I will have a permanent button in the right hand column of this blog.)
The organization was founded by Tom Jiunta. He works tirelessly, lobbying officials for clean water. LCCCW is sponsoring the public meeting March, 12th. More info:
PS – thanks Jen for hooking this up!