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Wake up

April 7, 2011

As we see the chaos that’s going on all around the world and the corruption in our government, it is very disheartening to see the chaos right here in our community. The pros and cons of gas drilling are all around us. But reading the article on Dolores Keesler getting voted out of her position as Upper Delaware Council representative by the Damascus supervisors, it seems too much of an injustice.

It is obvious that the supervisors will vote in only a pro driller. For Jeff Dexter to say we should find someone neutral is laughable. All the township supervisors signed leases and are pro gas drilling. Are they willing to step down from their positions for a board that is neutral? Is the planning commission willing to have members who are neutral, or even some anti-gas-drilling?

Mr. Canfield said, “Let’s just say that she doesn’t represent the whole township.” Seems to me it’s the other way around. They don’t represent the whole township. There is a complete conflict of interest.

If we truly loved our neighbors as ourselves, we would care about what happens on our neighbors’ lands, too. Unfortunately, gas drilling affects us all, not only private land owners. We who are against it are trying to protect our neighbors from the money-hungry gas corporations who could care less about us all.

Some of the pro gas drillers truly believe that they are going to be protected by the gas companies from polluting our land and water. Wake up! There have already been 7,000 violations they have been caught with, that should have made them shut down immediately.

This is our home; do we really want to see it destroyed because of some extra money in our pockets? I can truly have a clear conscience that if this all goes through with the fracking, that I at least tried to warn you.

Caroline Cino
Tyler Hill, PA