Lehigh Coal gets OK for new management

Lehigh Coal gets OK for new management

There are 12 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 1, 2008, titled Lehigh Coal gets OK for new management. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A historic Schuylkill County coal company has reached a settlement with the state Department of Environmental Protection to let it replace a management team the state imposed two years ago because of regulatory ...

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Billy Givens

United States

#1 Dec 1, 2008
The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&LNHC) was the result of Federal legislation co-sponsored by Bucks County Democratic U. S. Congressman Peter Kostmayer and his colleague, Republican U.S. Congreesman representing the 15th congressional District of Northampton and Lehigh counties.

This bi-partisan legislation of 1988 created the D&LNHC and designated the historic canal route between Schuylkill snf Carbon counties to the north and Bristol Brough, Bucks County, to the south, for a total distance of 150 miles.

The 1988 legislation also created nine or ten landings, with a commission headquartered in Bethlehem (BethWorks) and Two Rivers landing in Easton. The commission's first treasurer was city of Easton career employee J. Steven Humphrey who was at the same time the executive director of Hugh Moore Park Inc.

It was through these positions of political influence that Humphrey succeeded in diverting the lion's share of Congressional funds appropriated for the D&LNHC to Two Rivers Landing in Easton.
Billy Givens

United States

#2 Dec 1, 2008
The Republican U.S. Congressman representing the Lehigh Valley's Northampton and Lehigh counties and voting with Kostmayer for the D&LNHC Act and appropriations was Don Ritter.
And So What

United States

#3 Dec 1, 2008
Billy Givens wrote:
The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&LNHC) was the result of Federal legislation co-sponsored by Bucks County Democratic U. S. Congressman Peter Kostmayer and his colleague, Republican U.S. Congreesman representing the 15th congressional District of Northampton and Lehigh counties.
This bi-partisan legislation of 1988 created the D&LNHC and designated the historic canal route between Schuylkill snf Carbon counties to the north and Bristol Brough, Bucks County, to the south, for a total distance of 150 miles.
The 1988 legislation also created nine or ten landings, with a commission headquartered in Bethlehem (BethWorks) and Two Rivers landing in Easton. The commission's first treasurer was city of Easton career employee J. Steven Humphrey who was at the same time the executive director of Hugh Moore Park Inc.
It was through these positions of political influence that Humphrey succeeded in diverting the lion's share of Congressional funds appropriated for the D&LNHC to Two Rivers Landing in Easton.
And your point is????
Billy Givens

United States

#4 Dec 1, 2008
And So What wrote:
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And your point is????
Though Jim Thorpe (formerly Mauch Chunk) Borough is the only landing in Carbon County designated by the 1988 D&LNHC legislation, the Carbon County Commission and not the borough adopted the resolution - as required by the 1988 statute appoving Jim Thorpe Borough as an official landing.

Accordingly, since Northampton County has two landings - BethWorks in Bethlehem and Two Rivers Landing in Easton - the resolution approving the D&LNHC should have been adopted by Northampton County and not by the cities of Bethlehem and Easton individually.

And though Bucks County, represented by U.S. Congressman Peter Kostmayer (D)has three designated landings - New Hope, Washington's Crossing, and Bristol Borough - not the first one of these municipalities has officially established a landing as required by the 1988 D&LNHC legislation.

The only project encompassing all nine or ten of the landings provided for by the legislation was the "Miles of Mules," the life-size plastic replicas of the canal boast-powered beasts of burden, one of which still adornw the Langley House Restauran6 in New Hope Borough.
Big Bad John

Fogelsville, PA

#5 Dec 1, 2008
Hmmm, a 9 million dollar loan from the US Dept. of Agriculture. Those coal crackers must really be underground farmers. Who got them a 9 million dollar loan from USDA? Are they paying that money back? Something smells fishy here. What did LC&N do with 9 million taxpayer dollars? Where's the outrage?
And So What

United States

#6 Dec 1, 2008
Billy Givens wrote:
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Though Jim Thorpe (formerly Mauch Chunk) Borough is the only landing in Carbon County designated by the 1988 D&LNHC legislation, the Carbon County Commission and not the borough adopted the resolution - as required by the 1988 statute appoving Jim Thorpe Borough as an official landing.
Accordingly, since Northampton County has two landings - BethWorks in Bethlehem and Two Rivers Landing in Easton - the resolution approving the D&LNHC should have been adopted by Northampton County and not by the cities of Bethlehem and Easton individually.
And though Bucks County, represented by U.S. Congressman Peter Kostmayer (D)has three designated landings - New Hope, Washington's Crossing, and Bristol Borough - not the first one of these municipalities has officially established a landing as required by the 1988 D&LNHC legislation.
The only project encompassing all nine or ten of the landings provided for by the legislation was the "Miles of Mules," the life-size plastic replicas of the canal boast-powered beasts of burden, one of which still adornw the Langley House Restauran6 in New Hope Borough.
And your point is??? The landing were originated in different ways --big frakin deal. Why is this importnat--please explain.
Staying warm with coal

Allentown, PA

#7 Dec 1, 2008
I'd love to see these guys producing for the residential market again. Their coal burns better than anyone else's I've tried.
Billy Givens

United States

#8 Dec 1, 2008
And So What wrote:
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And your point is??? The landing were originated in different ways --big frakin deal. Why is this importnat--please explain.
In fact, Northampton County has another landing besides BethWorks in the city of Bethlehem and the Two Rivers Landing in the city of Easton.

That third landing is Walnutport, which, like most of the landings, has received short shrift as far as funding is concerned.

Similarly, Lehigh County has two landings, the one in Palmerton and the Audubon Landing in Allentown, each of which has also received short shrift in the funding department.

Ditto the boroughs of New Hope, Washington's Crossing, and Bristol in Bucks County.

Finally, who funded the "Miles of Mules"? Ans: the taxpayers.
And So What

United States

#9 Dec 1, 2008
Billy Givens wrote:
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In fact, Northampton County has another landing besides BethWorks in the city of Bethlehem and the Two Rivers Landing in the city of Easton.
That third landing is Walnutport, which, like most of the landings, has received short shrift as far as funding is concerned.
Similarly, Lehigh County has two landings, the one in Palmerton and the Audubon Landing in Allentown, each of which has also received short shrift in the funding department.
Ditto the boroughs of New Hope, Washington's Crossing, and Bristol in Bucks County.
Finally, who funded the "Miles of Mules"? Ans: the taxpayers.
Again so what??? Are you saying the whole project was a waste of taxpayers money? Are you saying the money wasnt distributed fairly? What is your arguement? I think you ate paint chips as a child
PalmertonIsNotTh riving

Sparta, NJ

#10 Dec 1, 2008
As long as it's Clean Coal, what's the big deal?
PalmertonIsNotTh riving

Sparta, NJ

#11 Dec 1, 2008
hey if yer gonna spalm at least be correct. palmerton is NOT in Lehigh County. It is in Carbon County.
Billy Givens wrote:
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In fact, Northampton County has another landing besides BethWorks in the city of Bethlehem and the Two Rivers Landing in the city of Easton.
That third landing is Walnutport, which, like most of the landings, has received short shrift as far as funding is concerned.
Similarly, Lehigh County has two landings, the one in Palmerton and the Audubon Landing in Allentown, each of which has also received short shrift in the funding department.
Ditto the boroughs of New Hope, Washington's Crossing, and Bristol in Bucks County.
Finally, who funded the "Miles of Mules"? Ans: the taxpayers.
Billy Givens

United States

#12 Dec 1, 2008
PalmertonIsNotThriving wrote:
hey if yer gonna spalm at least be correct. palmerton is NOT in Lehigh County. It is in Carbon County.
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Thanks for the correction. That explains why the Carbon County Commissioners approved the D&LNHC since two landings, Jim Thorpe and Palmerton are located in Carbon County, not Lehigh.

For that very same reason, Northampton County should have issued the resolution supporting the Bethlehem and Easton landings since both those municipalities are located in Northampton County.

Ditto for Bucks County Commissioners since the municipalities of New Hope, Washington's Crossing, and Bristol are all three located in that county.

That would have made the D&LNHC project more cohesive and more in the spirit of Lehigh and Northampton counties much-heralded concept of their misguided "regionalism."

Each of these two counties can legally form through voter referendum a metropolitan political jurisdiction, but there exists no historical precedent for such a political wedding or merger of two or more counties.

This means that Lehigh and Northampton counties can forget a "regional" bi-county health department as the two counties propose.

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