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PA’s Trojan Horse Grazes on Property Rights

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What under earth just happened in Pennsylvania? The first phase of forced pooling, that’s what! Over this past weekend, the PA legislature approved Senate Bill 259, which grants oil and gas industry operators the ability to combine oil and gas … Continue reading

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Dissonance over PA’s partial moratorium on shale drilling? Let the dog speak!

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I speak, you listen! Humans often ask dogs to speak. SO, here we go: Pay close attention to what I’m saying about the last-minute move made on 30 June 2012 by PA’s Senator Chuck McIlhinney, R-10, in which he successfully … Continue reading

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Once bitten, twice shy? Uhm… No.

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It was not a great day for me yesterday. It probably will not be the last not great day that I have. At first, it was just a regular ol’ 90-degree dog-day of summer: My master and I ate breakfast, took … Continue reading

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Now you’ve seen it all: PA lawmakers to vote on allowing natural gas industry to approve its own permits.

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You’ve heard of the fox running the henhouse, right? Usually, that’s an expression. It’s usually not “exactly” the case. But, if PA House Bill 1659 goes through, then the Marcellus industry will be in charge of their own permitting process. … Continue reading

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… so then I wrote a poem.

Well, it’s been an incredible past month or so since I’ve been allowed on the laptop. First off, I’m okay. For all of you that missed it: I jumped out of the car. Why? One word: BUNNIES. We were going … Continue reading

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Do you snow what happened last night in PA?

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Seriously, I didn’t believe my master when he told me I would get to play in the snow today. When I went to bed last night, the grass was green. When I woke up this morning, the green was gone! … Continue reading

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A song for worship on Earth Day.

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Today is Earth Day, and it is Sunday. I think that’s a nice combination, and I wonder how many priests and pastors will think the same. Whether you believe in an Intelligent Designer or chalk it up to a lengthy series of … Continue reading

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About that eagle that landed…

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Today in Tioga County, PA, you can hop in a vehicle and spot a bald eagle along the roadside. Like this one, who we saw along Route 6 outside of Wellsboro at what us local dogs call The Junction. I wonder how … Continue reading

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Up one side (of Lake Champlain) and down the other: A road trip photo essay

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I whined until he packed the car, and then we were off! Our destination was Rouse Point, NY–which is at the northern-most tip of Lake Champlain and as far north as you can go without getting quarantined at the Canadian … Continue reading

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