Letters, Friday, May 27

Letters, Friday, May 27

There are 14 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from May 27, 2011, titled Letters, Friday, May 27. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Sharon Ward, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, is to be commended for her letter of May 23.

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FeelGood

Huntingdon, PA

#1 May 27, 2011
William...how do you know her facts are the "real" facts????
Funky Tut

Williamstown, PA

#2 May 27, 2011
Interesting that your name is Katrina.

It would appear that you, like the hurricane you share a name with, will bring disaster upon the land with your support of these environmental rapists. All you and people like you see are the dollars involved. You fail to see the real long-term impacts on the land and the things that live there.
You also fail to understand that the resources these people are after aren't going anyplace. If they want them bad enough, they will do what is necessary to get them, even if that means doing what they do with minimal impact and paying a fair tax.
Of course the people on that land are going to be positive about it. They just got a fat check to sell out for it. What do they care if everyone downstream is drinking poison?

Keep spewing your garbage on your own website and leave this discussion to the people who live here.
flunky

Camp Hill, PA

#3 May 27, 2011
Funky Tut wrote:
Interesting that your name is Katrina.
It would appear that you, like the hurricane you share a name with, will bring disaster upon the land with your support of these environmental rapists. All you and people like you see are the dollars involved. You fail to see the real long-term impacts on the land and the things that live there.
You also fail to understand that the resources these people are after aren't going anyplace. If they want them bad enough, they will do what is necessary to get them, even if that means doing what they do with minimal impact and paying a fair tax.
Of course the people on that land are going to be positive about it. They just got a fat check to sell out for it. What do they care if everyone downstream is drinking poison?
Keep spewing your garbage on your own website and leave this discussion to the people who live here.
so what is fair? fair is more in your book, right?
Kautz

Camp Hill, PA

#4 May 27, 2011
Not sure where you get your info, probably from someone like Ward whose buddies brought us the fat old lies in "incovenient truth, first generation ethanol and green jobs.

The "supposed townspeople" lol that is a good one. Just listened to a dude on the radio who owned land near Towanda for more than 40 years, was broke and now is building his second hotel thanks to drilling.

As for the majority of jobs aren't from PA, that is total horsecrap.
robust

Lebanon, PA

#5 May 27, 2011
the commonwealth foundation is in the tank for the drillers and big energy just like the gov i just cant believe they think an extraction tax will make them leave the state if they do i say good riddance they will be back
vampire slayer

Washington, DC

#6 May 27, 2011
Drill Baby Drill. Worrying about leaving our children pay down the National Debt is more important than making sure they have clean air to breath and clean water to drink. The whole reason to charge more tax on these gas companies is to clean up whatever mess they leave behind. If only our distinguished senators and congressmen could keep their hands off that money if a tax is ever levied.
Funky Tut

Lancaster, PA

#8 May 28, 2011
flunky wrote:
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so what is fair? fair is more in your book, right?
Equitable to the damage they do. Equitable for the removal of a resource that they pay NOTHING for, yet make tons of profit on. They only pay for use of the land they extract it from. And the evidence clearly shows that they barely know what they are doing. Or do we need a BP-type disaster here in our state for folks like you to 'get it'?

You folks don't understand one simple thing...these guys are doing what they do as CHEAPLY as possible to MAXIMIZE PROFIT. The concern for the environment and the people who live here extends as far as they are legally obliged to, and that legal level it set by people that are getting kickbacks and other perks form these same clowns. Can't you see the problem with this? If they want that resource bad enough, they'll pay the taxes and do things as safely as possible, even if it means only half as much profit. After all, it's still profit and that it what it's all about in the end. Love of cash makes people stupid, and that is why those who've benefited from this drilling sing like birds about how awesome it is. They've been intoxicated with the smell of money. Who cares about how many hotels some former bum has built if nobody wants to stay in a hotel where you can light the water on fire?
Michael

Mount Gretna, PA

#9 May 28, 2011
William, I is better to let some think you are a fool than to open your mouth and prove it.
Don Williams

Harleysville, PA

#10 May 29, 2011
Which one of you anonymous commentors has the expertise to intelligently discuss the dangers of horizontal hydrofracturing, or the long-term impact it will have on our surface and groundwaters? The gas industry is about one thing; PFOFITS. They will lie, cheat and steal to get you on their side. Someday, someone will invent a way to safely extract the gas that's been there for 300 million years. Until then, we need to stop this. MORATORIUM NOW!
mike

Reading, PA

#11 May 30, 2011
Saturday June 18, 2011 is national do not drive day. Everybody must join together and stay off the roads so we can get gas prices down. Please join me in this event and make a difference for our country and let the gas companies know we are not going to take it anymore. Email this to all of your friends and let them know of this very important event. Please copy and paste this in your email.
Nocando

Dallas, PA

#12 May 30, 2011
mike wrote:
Saturday June 18, 2011 is national do not drive day. Everybody must join together and stay off the roads so we can get gas prices down. Please join me in this event and make a difference for our country and let the gas companies know we are not going to take it anymore. Email this to all of your friends and let them know of this very important event. Please copy and paste this in your email.
Can't help you, Mike. We're getting in our Escalade and leaving on a cross country trip to the West Coast that morning.
A Nanny Mouse

Lansdale, PA

#13 May 30, 2011
Remember Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Gulf BP disaster, Exxon-Valdez. Fukushima and Centralia?

Accidents will happen. Who will end up paying for their messes? The tax payers as always.

The corporations will get rich, the politicians will line their pockets and the public will eventually get screwed.
Hydro Nut

York, PA

#14 May 30, 2011
Don Williams wrote:
Which one of you anonymous commentors has the expertise to intelligently discuss the dangers of horizontal hydrofracturing, or the long-term impact it will have on our surface and groundwaters? The gas industry is about one thing; PFOFITS. They will lie, cheat and steal to get you on their side. Someday, someone will invent a way to safely extract the gas that's been there for 300 million years. Until then, we need to stop this. MORATORIUM NOW!
This is funny. Were you come from MARS screw ball. The only gas around here is out of your mouth. Now that is funny, lmao
Hydro Nut

York, PA

#15 May 30, 2011
Gave it up people. We are done. The world is over and no one is going to save it or you any more. When I don,t no but any one with any brains can see it is soon. The only thing any one of use can do is bend over and kiss your butt good bye. If you do not believe in god better start thinking about it. Its over my friends its over

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