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Old 04-05-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Take a look at the damage to Little Sewickley Creek thanks in part to Sewickley heights area golf course maintenance. Watershed's need protection from Golf Courses, Mining, and drilling alike,
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm not sure "No worse than golf courses!" is a great piece of rhetoric--as I recall they are a frequent target of environmentalists/conservationists, particularly in certain water-poor areas.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Yeah, I'm not sure "No worse than golf courses!" is a great piece of rhetoric--as I recall they are a frequent target of environmentalists/conservationists, particularly in certain water-poor areas.
Made me chuckle, probably true. I didn't think that would go on any posters, just that, as far as I know, there are not town hall meetings and political action groups organizing to stop the advance of golf nor any "mainstream" environmental lobbies pushing for a moratorium.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Hempfield Twp
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State pushing for tighter controls on Marcellus drilling. I fully support this. Hopefully, the DEP will continue to hire more inspectors to keep the "drillers" honest.

Tighter controls pushed on Marcellus shale drilling
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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That also seems reasonable to me. As I noted above the waste water is a real issue, and complying with these regulations should be possible--it will just be a matter of money,
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Hempfield Twp
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TDS's are big problem and there was a big accident last year on Dunkard creek that caused a massive fish kill. Not necessarily linked to Marcellus drilling (could be though - may have been standard run of the mill deep coal mine pollution) but, the increase in TDS's allow golden algae to thrive and if there is a bloom of golden algae in a waterway, it will kill every living thing in the waterway. That's what happened on Dunkard Creek.

Golden algae to blame for Dunkard Creek fish kill

Dunkard Creek fish kill: A wake-up call for WVDEP? Coal Tattoo

Tons more articles on this fisk kill too...
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