solomon's words

solomon's words

Stoltz of Coudersport, PA

xxx

xxx

Do You Know: You can buy this marquee ad on Solomon's words for the wise for your business or event for only $10. per day! It's just one of the low cost advertising options available. Your ad is viewed 40,000 to 70,000 times every day. Email us for information on other ad locations.

E & G

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Howard's Inc, Coudersport, PA

UPMC Cole

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hearings Set For Men Who Dumped Crude Oil

WESB News: 09/20/08 - Horton Hearings Set for Wednesday

Forest Service officials say they may not know the full extent of the damages from an intentional oil spill for several more months. Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Mohney says the freeze and thaw cycle during the winter could produce evidence of more soil damage.

A Bradford father and son, both former employees of Snyder Brothers, a Kittanning-based oil and gas producer, are charged in connection with the August spills that dumped about 45,000 gallons of crude oil into the Allegheny National Forest.

42-year-old Andrew Horton and 22-year-old Christopher Horton face felony counts of causing or risking a catastrophe and criminal mischief. They're in McKean County Jail in lieu of $500,000 and $550,000 bail, respectively. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Wednesday.

State and federal agencies are still assessing the environmental and aquatic damage to the area.

Anonymous said...

This is a disgrace.The duo is mad at there former employer so they decide to desecrate and destroy the enviorment in an attempt to do what?I bet Snyder Brothers will be bankrupt now.I don't think so.These idots deserve the book thrown at them.I'm so glad that they set the bail so high in this case.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

This is a disgrace.The duo is mad at there former employer so they decide to desecrate and destroy the enviorment in an attempt to do what?I bet Snyder Brothers will be bankrupt now.I don't think so.These idots deserve the book thrown at them.I'm so glad that they set the bail so high in this case.

DannyB said...

Snyder Brothers needs to be held liable for the oil spill also. They should have some sort of safety features and locks set up on the tanks to keep them from being opened. It is hard for me to believe that any common Joe could walk up to one of their sites and just open up valves and dump oil.

Anonymous said...

And this is probable what their insurance company will come back and tell them NOW, after the fact. The insurance company should have "required" safety features and locks "before" this happened with such a large amount of oil on the company owned land!

DannyB said...

They shouldn't need the insurance company to require a safety feature that is common sense. That is like saying that the insurance company should make it a requirement that I use the safety on my deer rifle so it doesn't discharge by accident.

Anonymous said...

The insurance company is providing liability insurance for their commercial coverage...inspections are a part of this coverage.

These inspectors are paid to make sure the commercial property has safe guards so the insurance companies are not at a large risk to PAY out for just this type of thing.

Insurance companies and common sense do not all ways go hand in hand.