Monday, February 28, 2011

Resident tells Bradford County commissioners not to forget gas drilling problems

February 25, 2011

TOWANDA - At the Bradford County commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Standing Stone Township resident Diane Ward held up a poster board on which were displayed the photographs of seven homes in Wilmot and Terry townships that have water buffaloes on the properties, which she said were provided by gas drilling companies.

She said the value of the homes has probably dropped 85 percent. "In other words, these homes are worthless without water," she said.

"You can't say gas drilling is going very well and forget about people" whose water wells have been affected by it, she said.

She said that a public comment period is under way on proposed regulations on natural gas drilling that the Delaware River Basin Commission may adopt and she encouraged the Bradford County commissioners to read the regulations and provide comment on them.....continued.....