The real list of NON-GIVERS…  —-OCCUPY THE FARM——OCCUPY EVERYTHING——–    ƒƒƒ———



An attractive Wilkes-Barre region recreational retreat and Marcellus Shale investment, highlighted by its scenic central meadow and a developing hardwood timber resource.      ——————–-A property listed on a corporate realty site Do you see the irony in this statement? Inform. Educate. Before the last pieces of PA are gone. ƒƒƒ

Natural Gas does not have to be synonymous with ignorance and negligence.


I think yesterday’s session of the PA General Assembly is a perfect example of just how knowledgable our current state senate is. I really feel that there are several senators if not the majority that do not understand the repercussions of this amendment to to the original SB1346, I think that if everyone that is reading this has any idea of what is hidden in the text of this bill they would have been outraged. Unfortunately the Natural Gas bubble continues to expand and it, as with all other fossil fuels will be finite. 

Jobs are what this is about for most Pennsylvanians. It certainly is not about having a fuel source that is cheap. If you think that natural gas is going to be cheap forever and that it will never run out, you are a fool. I apologize but once my entire community is hooked to the natural gas artery, I will guarantee you that you will be praying for your electric heaters back.

Throughout history there have been many forms of fuel. Gasoline, fuel oil, diesel, electric, CNG are ones that come to mind.  The ones that come though a “Pipeline” are  all highly taxed and  regulated and have no “middle-man” (If you want to call a gas station a “middle-man” I’ll entertain that argument .  I saw the death of the gas stations in the 70’s and 80’s. Gas stations only made pennies on the dollar that is why companies that now sell fuel are usually a “mini-market” (another word for anything unhealthy you can purchase legally) or “grocery store”(Giant Foods, BJ’s etc.) that lure you into their watered down gas pads with “points” so you can save 20 cents in turn decreasing the life of your automobile’s engine 10 fold.

When fuel can no longer be diluted by ethanol because the ground will be forced to grow corn for people instead of cars, where does  fracking fall in the whole scheme of things?  SB411=polluted water=crops unfit for consuption=one step closer to a high priced ride for you to your grave.

The beginning of something BIG Understanding your property rights.

Pennsylvania Property Owner’s Rights

By Diane Bacher, eHow Contributor
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Rural property in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania property rights afford the same guarantees as in other states, with the exception of surface rights verses mineral rights. In Pennsylvania, mineral rights can be separate from surface property rights and held by different entities. Under this scenario, access to minerals underlying tracts of land supersede surface rights. However, property rights holders do have some protections.


  • It is important to determine if mineral rights have been separated from property rights. If the property deed states ownership is “fee simple,” mineral deposits and the surface land are owned together. However, if an historical deed states “oil and gas excepted and reserved,” it is likely mineral deposits have been separated from the surface rights sometime in the past and belong to another entity to lease or develop.


  • Mineral rights grant the holder the right to develop the resource, including reasonable access for development and production. Property rights do not prevent access, but some regulations that protect environmental resources of Pennsylvania can be enforced by property owners to protect individual interests.


  • The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulates reclamation bonds and wells, including waste disposal and management activities associated with well development. Property owners can object to the location of wells. Location restrictions are described in Section 205 of the Oil and Gas Act. Property owners must file an objection prepared with facts and the reasons for objection.


  • Natural springs in Pennsylvania.

    Wells cannot be drilled within 200 feet horizontally from any existing building or water well without consent of the property owner. Additionally, well sites or drilling cannot occur within 100 feet from any stream, spring, body of water or wetland greater than one acre. Variances may be granted by the DEP if well operators submit plans describing practices that prevent problems during well site construction, drilling and operations, in which case the DEP will require greater levels of insurance, bonding and indemnification.

    If property owner objections fail and variances do occur, working directly with the driller may avoid damages to surface property.


  • Even without the right to prevent access, property owners should be aware of opportunities to limit damage. For example, before clearing work begins, try to negotiate a reasonable price for damage to crops, cropland, timber or other surface property interests. Additionally, request a certified lab analysis of drinking water sources to document pre-drill conditions in case drilling impacts occur. If DEP determines impacts to water supplies from oil and gas work, the operator must restore and replace the water supply, but pre-drill conditions are important to document in order to facilitate damage determinations if necessary.