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House Bill 2235, Marcellus on State Forest Lands

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Things are getting serious now. This could be a biggie for us trout fishermen.

In committee, there were both Dems and Reps voting for the bill. Contact your legislators on this one. Please let us know if you do. I contacted mine (again).

House Bill 2235 could see consideration by the full House as early as next week thanks to its 26-8 approval by the Appropriations Committee. The bill requires a minimum five-year freeze on further leasing of our state forests for deep gas drilling. The drilling industry already has access to approximately 700,000 acres of state forest, about one-third of the entire state forest system and nearly half of the acreage that overlies the Marcellus Shale formation. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources estimates that 5,000 to 6,000 wells will be drilled on these acres.

http://pennfuture.org/media_sd_detail.aspx?MediaID=1137&Home=Y

Posted on: 2010/4/24 20:10


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Good find troutbert, I made sure to contact my local representatives in support of this bill.

Just a thought...in an effort to get more attention on this to the masses, maybe post this in the General forum--even though this is a conservation issue.

Posted on: 2010/4/25 16:41
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Here is a link to TU's action center on this bill, which makes it easy to contact your legislator.

http://tinyurl.com/TUMarcellusLink

Posted on: 2010/4/26 13:11


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Troutbert, thanks for posting the TU link. Everyone should do this, it will take only a few minutes of your time.

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Thanks Dwight! Done!

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Contacted mine

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I just received a reply from my Rep and he said that he is supporting the bill. I have written him many times about this subject and it is good to see that he will support HR 2235.
Troutbert put the link up so it is very easy to send a message to your Rep.

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thanks for the link, message sent.
was talking to a guy this weekend who was retired from the gas/oil industry, he agrees that PA needs to put a halt to future permits and take a look at the long term effects of drilling. he predicts that moving at the speed we are now will result in certain disaster.
hopefully this bill will go through. things just need to be done correctly.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 16:50


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The vote is on wednesday, so act fast. I did.

http://takeaction.tu.org/c.ntJSJ8MPIq ... /advocacy/ActionItem.aspx

Posted on: 2010/4/26 17:58


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Thank you troutbert , that makes it easy.

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My rep is pretty conservative. At the end, I changed it a bit, and said:

"I am not against drilling so long as it is done in a way that shows we learned from our previous environmental mistakes in PA."

Good alert

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Good work TB.

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Sent and forwarded to our email list.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 20:48
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DGC.............that's exactly the way i feel about this , we can accomplish this safely and cleanly , we can do it 'cause we are who we are , i feel strongly about what our role , as flyfishers and lovers of fresh clean water , should be , we have this site and the ability to communicate with each other in real time , there are also several tiplines with 800 numbers to call , and remember to follow up to see what happened , i've been keeping an eye on three active sites and so far all looks ok , but if that changes i know what i have to do. Troutbert did a great thing by posting that TU link we should all do that at least.

Posted on: 2010/4/27 5:52


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I did it and sent it to a couple of friends.

Posted on: 2010/4/27 9:19



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