posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:36 PM
Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
Article-Pittsburgh Post Gazette
These poor people!! This is crazy, why would they drill to the point that they know it will effect the entire counties health?
Because they can. Until just last week, they weren't charged an impact fee in PA, nor are they taxed. And the governor has signed over local control
of who can drill where to the companies. Local communities no longer have any say in whether or not drilling is allowed in their communities. Drillers
can now drill on school property, in school yards, playgrounds, community parks, anywhere they want. Now, they'll have to pay a fee to the district
but local governments and residents will have NO say in who can drill where.
The original bill said that the drillers could seize property in order to drill. But what do you expect from a state whose governor's campaign was
bought and paid for by the energy companies.
Basically this health care is a science project. They know there are impacts on health, they admit it. I guess they're trying to be good guys and get
enough data so some grad student can get an MPH.
I'm no environmentalist, by the way, but I am a public health professional so I have a stake in what goes on here.