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FRACK WATER IN LUZERNE COUNTY

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We all need to take a moment and decide what is really important in our lives. Are we going to allow our children’s and grandchildren’s water supplies and environment to be damaged?

Are we going to let others control their futures?

Is it time we took on this task ourselves?

Yes, it is time to take action!

Luzerne County is about to be hit AGAIN by the negative effects of the natural gas industry.

An application for a permit for a Frack Water Treatment Plant has been submitted to the County for Meeker Outlet Road (the old Harveys Lake Gun Club property), in Lake Township. As a result, three or important and irreplaceable water sources will be at risk.

Frack water is known to contain toxic, carcinogenic chemicals, and the application specifies that there will be 30 or more 20,000 gallon storage tanks installed at the site, as well as radioactive contaminant testing areas. In addition, anticipate a future with non-stop frack water trucks traveling 24/7, back and forth over our back roads.

Harveys Lake, Harveys Creek and other important tributaries run near this location. Recent news headlines reflect recent explosions and toxic spills that render affected areas uninhabitable and the water unusable. (West Virginia is still reeling from a recent spill that rendered their water useless!)

Is this what we want for Pennsylvania?

Is this what we want for our homes and the future homes of our children and grandchildren?

If you object to this facility being built in Lake Township, and/or you want to learn more, plan to join members of the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (GDAC) at the following events:

  • Luzerne County Council Session, in Council Meeting Room ,Luzerne County Courthouse, on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 p.m.

  • GDAC Public Meeting, Dallas American Legion, on Wednesday, February 19th,  at 6:30 p.m.

  • Luzerne County Zoning Hearing, Tuesday, March 4th, Luzerne County Courthouse, 2nd floor, at 7:00 p.m.

 

BOOKMARK for more information and updates:

GAS DRILLING AWARENESS COALITION:

I CHOOSE A CLEAN WORLD:

LAKE TWP. RESIDENTS AGAINST THE FRACK WATER TREATMENT PLANT


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An Industrial Park in my Backyard – Similarities Between Coal Mining and Fracking

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This following is a presentation given by Scott Cannon in Plymouth Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Plymouth Historical Society.

Cannon discusses what started his interest in gas drilling, the problems associated with it, and suggestions on what we need to do to fix the problems.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH


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DON’T TRASH IT – RECYCLE IT

recycleDid you know many communities in Luzerne County have recycling?

Tin cans, aluminum, plastic, paper, glass and more can be put to new uses, but it can’t be done without YOU!

CLICK HERE for  MUNICIPAL RECYCLING for information on Recycling in YOUR community.

The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day, that’s about 1.5 TONS a year going into landfills, and is wasted material.   75% of the materials are recyclable, but we are only recycle about 30% of it.

WE CAN DO BETTER.

  • Recycling 1 aluminum can  provides enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod, and 100 cans could light your bedroom for 2 weeks.  Not only can we reuse the material and reduce landfill waste, we can help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

ALL IT TAKES IS YOU.

  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste.

We should be #1 in recycling, but we NEED YOUR HELP.

  • Plastics make up more than 12 percent of the municipal solid waste stream, a dramatic increase from 1960, when plastics were less than one percent of the waste stream.
  • Plastics are made from OIL, which is a fossil fuel, and fossil fuels are a known contributor to air, pollution, water pollution and climate change.

HELP BREAK THE OIL HABIT – RECYCLE THOSE PLASTICS.

Recycled cardboard and paper can be reused to make packaging, kitty litter and even sheetrock.  An average American uses 465 trees to create a lifetime of paper.

  • The EPA has found that making paper from recycled materials results in 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution. This means that every ton of recycled paper keeps almost 60 pounds of populations out of the atmosphere that would have been produced if the paper had been manufactured from virgin resources.

SAVE ENERGY.  REDUCE POLLUTION.  MAKE THE WORLD GREEN.

  • Your recycling efforts create a more substantial impact when they come full circle. To complete the recycling life cycle — to “close the loop” — purchase products made with recycled content, especially those that can be recycled again.

WE CAN DO IT!  LET’S RECYCLE NOW.


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Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition to Present Triple Divide

fb event td3Triple Divide is unlike any other film about the gas drilling industry that has come before.    In their co-creation of Triple Divide, Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic break new ground with a cradle to grave investigation of shale extraction.

The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition of Luzerne County will be presenting Triple Divide on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm, Temple B’Nai B’rith, 408 Wyoming Ave  Kingston, PA.   A Q&A with the Joshua Pribanic will follow the film.   Free to the public.

The title of the film reflects one of Pennsylvania’s very special places; the triple continental divide in north-central Pennsylvania, close to the New York border. Rainwater from this area can flow to three sides of the North American continent; down the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay, down the Allegheny River to the Gulf of Mexico, and down the Genesee River to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada.

Co-narrated by Mark Ruffalo, Triple Divide features never before seen interviews with industry giants and advocates, uncovered state documents, and expert testimonies.  Triple Divide shows the desperate situation in Pennsylvania through personal stories of people who are living the drill.

If you breathe air and drink water, this is a wake-up call to the reality that we are all downstream and downwind.