In 1930, my greatgrandparents purchased a beautiful farm in Bradford County, PA, in a little hamlet called French Azilum. In the summer, we spent time there, resting, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the wild flowers, the bright stars and planets on a clear moonlit night, and swimming in the Susquehanna River. If gas drilling is allowed to continue, Bradford County and all of Pennsylvania will be forever changed, ruined beyond repair.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This Picture Is Changing Due To Gas Wells and MARC1 Pipeline
Join 22,000 other people who’ve already spoken out against the construction of a huge gas pipeline that would ruin the beauty of Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains – a region of rolling green hills, farms, covered bridges, and waterfalls. Trouble is brewing as developers plan a massive 39-mile gas pipeline, known as the MARC 1 Hub Line Project, that would cut through 610 acres in Bradford, Sullivan, and Lycoming Counties and bring with it heavy machinery, roads, and other unwanted development. It will cross high quality streams as well and spur gas drilling in previously undeveloped areas while threatening public health and the environment.
EarthJustice hopes to persuade a court that a full environmental impact statement is necessary to approve the MARC 1 pipeline. If this effort is successful, it will be the FIRST such study of Marcellus Shale impacts in Pennsylvania.
Click here to go to the EarthJustice page. There is a map of the pipeline there. Look for the Take Action button to take you to the page where you can click on "Which do you like better? Picnics or Pipelines? You can add your name to those opposed!
Take action now before the July 11th deadline!
The photo above: You are looking down at French Azilum in Bradford County as seen from Route 6 at the Marie Antoinette Lookout. Why do we need to destroy this view?
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