On Sunday March 20th at 12:30 PM in the Wysox Fire Hall in Wysox PA, please join PLGAS (Pennsylvania Landowners Group for Awareness and Solutions) for a conversation with Tara Miexsell, a Silt, Colorado rancher and author. In conjunction with this discussion, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Future Civic Media will be holding a short demo of two new citizen reporting tools, Wellwatch and Landman Report Card.
Tara Miexsell’s most recent book, “Collateral Damage,” is a compilation of experiences by residents, and her neighbors, of Garfield County, Colorado, who live at the epicenter of gas and oil development.The experiences she has chronicled, as well as her own, are the very experiences we in Bradford County, and throughout northeast Pennsylvania might be facing as we continue to experience booming energy development. If you have questions about what the future might hold for people in this region, questions about what environmental changes to expect, public health concerns, or questions about who will be accountable if your property or health is damaged by industrial development, please come, listen, and ask questions!
Browntown Hearing February 10
There is a hearing that has great importance to us all. The Wyalusing Zoning Board is conducting a conditional use hearing for a project proposed by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., for three processing plants on 26 acres—asphalt, drilling mud and frack water. There was a hearing held on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The township supervisors later voted to reopen the hearing, with all statements made regarding the project transcribed for the record.
The new hearing is scheduled for February 10, 7 PM, in the supervisors’ meeting room in the township building on Route 6 just west of Wyalusing Borough.
While I do not live in Wyalusing Borough, this industrial complex, if approved will affect me. This is an industrial complex whose impact if only measured individually has major health implications, as noted in the documents we have posted here on this site. When taken in a cumulative measurement, which is not required by law, the impact is tremendous.
One only has to understand that this is all being proposed in close proximity to a public school, senior home, church and individual residences. One might say that what does it matter, it isn’t near me. But by allowing this to be granted without any opposition we are setting precedence for this to happen all over the region. Trust me this will be coming to an area near you soon. We all need to be organized and prepared to be able to counteract this assault. We can only do this if we partner together and stand in force. I urge any and all who view this as a negative impact, to show it and be there. One might argue that it has to go somewhere, but more thought, more studies and more understanding of the impacts that it will cause need to be done before the approval. We cannot rush into this, there is no room for mistakes.
12-1-10 Hawbaker Hearing Transcript
Haynesville A Film by Gregory Kallenberg
Free showings on Sunday, October 3 @ 4:30 and 7:00 at the Keystone Theater on Main Street in Towanda, PA. Showing will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Limited seating. Please call 717.245.1880 to make reservations.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Rome Fire Hall in Rome, PA (Bradford County)