TOO much time on Twitter….

In order to keep up with the almost illegal announcements of SunocoLogistics Mariner 1, 2, 3 Pipeline projects it has sent me to a forum where I can post information in a more timely manner. I am anxious to communicate with my fellow locals but when Enviro-Concern announcements are 2 hours before the meeting in rural areas. Please stay on top with the  facts  SUNOCO FALLS UNDER A SPIDER WEB OF NAMES AND IS NOW OFFERING A 5 cent OFF per gallon PR campaign. A small clip from the Bloserville Cumberland/Perry Pipeline awareness Meeting.

{Another landowner from Bloserville, Lenny Witmer, also expressed his anger over how Sunoco Logistics has been handling the situation. Even more so, Witmer could not help but wonder where the landowners’ local representatives and politicians were that he believes should be at the informative meetings supporting landowners.

“I’m really irritated with America, the politicians for one,” Witmer said, “The fact that those guys in Harrisburg or Washington, D.C., will bend over backwards for Sunoco, Wal-Mart, Kmart, you name it … but Lenny Witmer that lives in the middle of nowhere — they don’t care.”

Though, while the verdict is already out for many of the landowners when it comes to how they feel about the project, some remain skeptical about the overall outcome. Oscar Barrick, a resident of the Bloserville area, was present when Sunoco took over the Mariner East 1 pipeline that already runs through western Cumberland County. Barrick noted that he was unaware of any accidents that had occurred since the first pipeline had been built, but also added that the new pipeline was going to be “a lot bigger” than the residents think it is going to be, and that as of now, he is unsure how to feel about the entire subject.

For some, however, it is not the new pipeline that has residents concerned. The pipeline that currently exists, Mariner East 1, falls into the lower 4 percent of the oldest pipelines in the nation having been built in 1931. Sunoco said it has since refurbished some of the line, but the pipeline’s age still leaves Thorpe and company concerned about the safety of residents who already have the pipeline running through parts of their property. Thorpe noted that while she is not completely against the pipeline projects, she added that the biggest issue for her is the fight for safer regulations for the existing and potentially new pipeline that could be making its way into the area.

As of now, nothing is set in stone as to whether or not the pipeline will actually be constructed. However, Thorpe noted that the process has been proposed and that the wheels are in motion to get the new pipeline underway.

Thorpe and Van Fleet will host another information meeting for the public within the next two weeks.}

Again the next meeting was is Lebanon County where they have faced the least opposition and least educated landowners in Central PA.

How many were informed of the “Quentin Firehall ” community meeting on the 16th??? I encourage everyone to follow our FB awareness group and a daily follow of @frackFreeFarm on twitter to make sure you are not fooled by their campaign and PR actions. Obviously local officials are NOT on your side!!!!!!54d2f283eb98b.image

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  1. pystil
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    pystil – February 14, 2015 11:36 am
    Well you can’t expect Wolf to show up but Bloom and state senator should have been there. Some how we need to have pathways for power lines, gas/ oil lines and rail lines. The logical place would be parallel to interstate highways.
  2. gungun
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    gungun – February 13, 2015 9:52 pm
    both Gov Wolfe and STEVE BLOOM were invited, no response from either, so much for our officials

Williams Partners private meeting

fracking-rigThe meeting yesterday regarding the proposal of a 42 inch in diameter pipeline connecting the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania to the Maryland shoreline was truly sickening.

Having had to deal with large groups of angry people before, Williams-Transco knew how to feed the public PROPAGANDA at a rate that they could control.

1. Hold the meeting about the pipeline at a private venue so they cold control every aspect about the issue. 2. Have enough money have at least 4 different police departments present, armed and standing in an intimidating fashion. 3. Bring in PR people from all over the country so there were vehicles there from Texas to Massachusetts and everywhere between. 4. Break -up the meeting over a 6 hour period so that there would never be “large” group of people that are opposed to them entering  Lancaster County.

The entire proposal of the project is a demonstration of corporate greed.  Pipelines already exist that carry natural gas to the southern states, but this would be a mainline from the most violated, environmentally wrecked counties in Pennsylvania. Counties that already have over 6000 medical law-suits pending due to Fracking. Directly and indirectly Williams-Transco is a testament to the disfunction and unraveling morals of our current elected officials. Once the shale-gas aka  Fracking is exhausted or simply haulted due to the damage it has/is  causing there will be no need for this fossil fuel, therefore no need for a “pipeline”.   —-FFF  NO PIPELINE  NO COMPROMISE  

Time to keep an EYE on Williams.Co…..

Williams Company has proposed a gas pipeline through south central PA and they are running into some farmers that are not to keen on a 100 foot swath of clear-cut through their property. Not only are the farmers a bit upset but most of the residents of Lancaster, Lebanon and York are now getting a taste of what the rest of the state has been dealing with for several years.

The key word here is “proposed”, If you were to listen to the shareholder’s meeting’s minutes (which I have posted on my twitter) you would think that they have already claimed Eminent Domain and the project is in full swing.  This company is claiming to be justified because it is transporting  Fracked Gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale south to be exported at Cove Point (the proposed LNG port in Maryland.)

The thing that I find the most disturbing about Williams Company is the lack of clarity in the forms they are selling to Landowners, for instance, the pipe could range from 2 to 48 inches in diameter and they could seek Eminent Domain across your property “up to 100 feet”.

This is a corporation that needs to be shut out of the area before they have chance to lay foot in it.

As I’ve said before, If they can’t survey it, they can’t dig it. Be aware of the Williams logo and be prepared to fight. They have a tendency to hold “town meetings” in churches that are close to the town that is being effected so they don’t have to register it with the borough or get any of the normal permits. These guys are the Posterboys of corporate fracking/pipeline slime. —--FFF OCCUPY OCCUPY THE PIPELINE 

Thanks sooooo much XTO, I feel so safe.

Rather than invest in a cleaner energy source, I guess the plan is to mask your company name with an acronym that seems harmless. XTO is really ExxonMobbil. The other really dirty trick of multi-billion dollar corporations is to play the “look what we did for your community card” The XTO (EXXON)    ƒƒƒ    OCCUPY   OCCUPY THE FARM   OWS  ANON  PIPELINE  

on’t Take Chances — Call Before You Dig

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Sight: A pool of liquid on the ground near a pipeline; a rainbow sheen on water; a dense white cloud or fog over a pipeline; or discolored vegetation; Unnatural frost or ice in the pipeline right-of-way or on the tank battery or well location equipment.

Sound: An unusual noise coming from the pipeline, like a hissing or roaring sound.

Smell: An unusual chemical odor such as gas or oil. A strange odor in the area similar to the smell of rotten eggs.

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