Monday, March 19, 2012

Doris Has To Move: Tales of the Marcellus Shale (PA)

Doris Fravel

Doris Fravel is 82 years old.  She has lived in the Riverdale Mobile Home Village in Jersey Shore, PA, for 38 years. Recently she got the news that the trailer park had been sold and would be made into a water withdrawal site to serve the gas industry.  Doris' lease was terminated as soon as the Susquehanna River Basin Commission approved the permit for Aqua America to steal withdraw up to 3 million gallons of water per day from the site. Doris said, "I could sit down and cry my eyes out."  She has until May 1st to vacate her home. 

Doris is only one person deeply affected by this eviction.  There are many others, including families with children, who are part of this community.  Is this really necessary?  Can we blame the land owner for wanting to sell the trailer park?  The residents speak well of him and say he is good landlord. 

Read the whole story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...à-tourtour/

Above news from France related to shale gas....

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