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Federal Agency Cancels Water Delivery to Pennsylvania Town
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Posted on 01/07/2012 5:59:10 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency abruptly changed its mind Saturday about delivering fresh water to residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential wells were found to be tainted by a natural gas drilling operation.

Only 24 hours after promising them water, EPA officials informed residents of Dimock that a tanker truck wouldn't be coming after all -- an about-face that left them furious, confused and let down -- and, once again, scrambling for water for bathing, washing dishes and flushing toilets.

Agency officials would not explain why they reneged on their promise, or say whether water would be delivered at some point.

"We are actively filling information gaps and determining next steps in Dimock. We have made no decision at this time to provide water," EPA spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara said in an email to The Associated Press.

It's not clear how many wells in the rural community of Dimock Township were affected by the drilling. The state has found that at least 18 residential water wells were polluted. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., which was banned in 2010 from drilling in a 9-square-mile area around the village, maintains that it is not responsible for the pollution and that the water is safe.

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Rural areas are always screwed over, yet the non-producers in the urban areas get subsidized housing, subsidized heating, subsidized school meals, subsidized transportation, even subsidized cell phones.

When are people going to wake the hell up to this administration?

1 posted on 01/07/2012 5:59:13 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
-maintains that it is not responsible for the pollution and that the water is safe.

And it doesn't bother them in the least that they said two different things in the same sentence.

2 posted on 01/07/2012 6:04:50 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58

In a world where spilled milk is treated the same as oil by the EPA its a little hard to know what anyone is thinking.


3 posted on 01/07/2012 6:09:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So....they all DIE for lack of water???

What’s the voting stats on this area??


4 posted on 01/07/2012 6:13:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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probably heavily Republican.......red


5 posted on 01/07/2012 6:17:35 PM PST by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Seems the WH needs a PA based controversy to remind New Hampshire voters what an evil bastage Santorum is...after all he supports shale gas exploration in PA. /s


6 posted on 01/07/2012 6:18:11 PM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: rednek

Is this the right county for this township?

http://www.susqco.com/subsites/gov/election/default.htm

If so...my suspicions may be correct.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 6:24:31 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wonder which PA politician the Obama administration is sending a message too....


8 posted on 01/07/2012 6:26:07 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s pretty simple, Lisa P. Jackson is a sociopathic racist, and she controls the entire tone of the EPA.

Races in Dimock township:
White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%

2011 Muni elections had low turnout:
0008 DIMOCK TWP - 008 846 registered. 322 ballots cast. 38.06% turnout.

The town votes Lean Republican, and in total there has only been a single $250 political donation to a Federal election campaign in the last 18 years.

They don’t exist except as a source for wealth extraction through fines and taxation.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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They don’t exist except as a source for wealth extraction through fines and taxation.

And now they will be sieged out of house and home.

10 posted on 01/07/2012 6:35:06 PM PST by null and void (Day 1082 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Red in Blue PA
Related thread:

A Pennsylvania Village Is Without Water After Fracking Allegedly Destroyed Its Wells

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village where a natural gas driller has been accused of tainting water wells with methane and possibly hazardous chemicals say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promising to deliver fresh water.

Homeowners in Dimock Township have been without a reliable supply of clean water since Houston-based driller Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. stopped making daily deliveries more than a month ago.

Three Dimock residents say the EPA told them Friday it's hiring a private contractor to deliver water to their homes about 20 miles south of the New York state line. The EPA says no decision has been made.

11 posted on 01/07/2012 6:45:48 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Graybeard58

I did not put that hole in your pot. Number one, when I borrowed the pot from you it already had a hole in it, number two, when I returned it there was no hole in it, and number three, I never borrowed that pot from you at all.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 6:51:55 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: rednek

Tom Marino (Rep) beat out Carney (Rat) in last election. Barletta(Rep) beat out Kujo(Rat) in adjoining district.


13 posted on 01/07/2012 7:05:46 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Red in Blue PA

Clearly, a whole town will have to change its vote leanings if they want some water.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 7:16:56 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

ping


15 posted on 01/07/2012 7:38:24 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds like a opportunity for the POU (Point of Use) water treatment folks out there. I don’t think there is anything in that water that can’t be simply treated, perhaps with ozone followed up by GAC. Why sit around and wait for the EPA to save you and then whine helplessly when they don’t? Can you imagine how expensive trucks of EPA water will be by the time it finds it’s way through Government contracting procedures?


16 posted on 01/07/2012 7:38:42 PM PST by BRK
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Agency officials would not explain why they reneged on their promise

I don't know...could it be...they're not BLACK enough?

17 posted on 01/07/2012 7:52:53 PM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: Graybeard58

The EPA calls lots of things “pollution”...


18 posted on 01/07/2012 8:00:46 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: leapfrog0202

19 posted on 01/07/2012 8:04:19 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama needs as many campaign issues as he can get.


20 posted on 01/07/2012 8:06:23 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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