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Metallic rigs that scar the sky,And sallow tanks where trees once grew,Blend blights to make the forest dye—And yet, prismatic prayers yield blue. Machines that bang and belch and blast,And cracking shale and fracking crew,Destroy the land, ignore the past—And yet, bird songs through wrongs ring...
Gas Industry Truck Crashes; Fluid Drains Into Pine Creek - PSP Lmontoursville report a driver of a gas industry truck sustained no injuries after striking a rock cliff today in Watson Township. Investigator Johnathan Buynak said Christopher Hollis, 22, of Catawissa was traveling northbound on Route...
I have remained silent far too long on an issue of grave importance to those who use the Pine Creek Rail Trail. Recently, I met a friend and fellow bicycling enthusiast while out on the trail. He insisted that I stop and listen to his recall of an awful incident he had experienced, at the crossing...
The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) is pursuing funds for an access road to relieve truck traffic through residential portions of South Avis, located in Clinton County’s Pine Creek Township.  The JRA has applied for one million dollars through Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Development Program (...
"To frack" is an infinitive phrase meaning to break up shale rock with an ungodly high-pressure mixture of water, sand and a chemical brew that any witch would die for. "Fracking" is the gerundial or participial form, also itself sometimes shortened to "fracken" or "frackin." A "fracker" is a noun...
Along the Pine Creek Rail Trail at the south end of the Waterville Recreational Parking area are two signs (the first yellow, the second white-and-green) inviting bicyclists to a “shared” experience of Route 44 just ahead. What insanity is this? Does somebody at DCNR or PennDot have a sick sense of...
It’s the last Sunday night in January, and the winter wind howls outside my Torbert Village home along Pine Creek, while up on Route 44 the unremitting roar of Marcellus shale gas industry trucks forms a horrid, contrapuntal accompaniment. Nature here has been forced into an unholy union with the...
I sit, and read, and listen to the roar Of passing gas trucks up on forty-four; I fret and fume about my fractured fate, About the greed and graft in my home state. That Pennsylvania’s Representatives Care more for moneymaking than what lives Makes me despair and think that all is lost. “It’s jobs...
Montoursville - Following a three-year restoration project, the historic Silver Bridge carrying River Road over Pine Creek near Jersey Shore is reopened to traffic. Prior to its closure in 2007 and subsequent removal for rehabilitation, the bridge was weight-restricted with a 7-ton limit. The...
Those who are seriously interested in reining in the excesses of the gas industry need to come attend the final Watson Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting this Friday, August 12, at 5 p.m., at the Wheeland Center on Locust Street across from the fire station in Jersey Shore. After four previous...

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