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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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It’s fracking summer! (The Top 3 Essential Protests!)

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Global warming or not, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s summer. Summer is a time to roll in your favorite patch of grass, or if you’re an activist, then summer is a time to shake signs to … 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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Poem: Upon the Death of Home

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Maybe this spring will make more sense than last spring, when nothing seemed right at all. (photo: adamaecompton) Humans have a lot of social conventions that they use to memorialize both positive and negative events: They throw “showers” for women … Continue reading

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EPA vs. DEP on Dimock, PA: Science… Law… and Female Intuition

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By now it is common knowledge that the DEP has determined Cabot Oil & Gas does not have to deliver water to Dimock residents anymore. The DEP actually dropped the requirement for Cabot to restore the residents’ water supplies (which … Continue reading

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Rescue Dog on Christmas: The Heights & Depths of Humanity

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A Christmasism. As a tri-pawtisan, non-species observer of humans (i.e., 3-legged dog), I tend to be baffled by humanity repeatedly. It’s the holidays that really get me thinking. First off, why do humans even have holidays? I guess there’s some … Continue reading

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