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Friday, April 22, 2011

Activists Groups Announce Press Conference Friday By Attorney In Towanda

Attorney To Call For Moratorium
A press conference will be held by Attorney Todd O'Malley from 1:00-1:30 pm Friday, April 22nd across the street from Chesapeake Headquarters on Main Street in Towanda.

O'Malley will call on Governor Corbett to cancel all permits and place a moratorium on Chesapeake.

Bottles of contaminated drinking well water, each marked with the name of the affected family, will be sent to Tina Pickett.

People Magazine is expected to be there.

All concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.


Anonymous said...

Kick and scream all you like.
They bought Corbett, and odds are they'll get to whatever Judge they need to. You can't stop the drilling.

Nothing can stop the green eyed monster.

Anonymous said...

"People Magazine is expected to be there" ?? So what? What does this have to do with the issue?

Anonymous said...

I want to know who is paying this (activist) attorney ? Press Conference ? Anyone can make bad water samples . Sounds like more tree hugger bull looking for a paycheck!

Anonymous said...

A boy comes to a desolate corner of town to visit a being called the Once-ler (who is never shown throughout the book except for his arms and hands) and learns about the Lorax. After the Once-ler receives payment from the boy (consisting of 15 cents, a nail, and the shell of a great, great, great grandfather snail) he recounts on how he first arrived where they now stand, back then a beautiful forest of Truffula Trees, colorful woolly trees that were spread throughout the area and supported an ecosystem of creatures.

As the Once-ler arrives in the area with his horse and cart, he takes in the sights. There are Bar-ba-Loots (resembling [[bear]]s) that frolic about and eat fruit from the trees, Swomee [[Swans]] that fly through the air and sing as they go, and Humming [[Fish]] that go swimming about in the ponds and humming as they swim. But the Once-ler is only interested in the beauty of the Truffula Trees. Taking a few samples of the Truffula tree, he decides to set up shop on the spot.

Enamored by these gorgeous trees, the Once-ler chops one down and uses its [[foliage]] to [[knitting|knit]] a "Thneed", an odd-looking but versatile garment that he insists "everyone needs." A strange creature called the Lorax suddenly emerges from the stump and protests, saying that he "speaks for the trees, as the trees have no tongues," but the Once-ler ignores him and, spurred by greed and the success of his first sale, begins a huge Thneed-making business that brings in his whole family, much to the Lorax's distress.

As the Once-ler's small shop grows into a [[factory]] and new equipment is being made to keep up with the demand for more Thneeds, signs of damage to the Truffula Forest become evident to the Lorax. The Lorax first complains to the Once-ler that the Truffula trees, being chopped down, were also the food source of the Bar-ba-Loots, who are now facing a terrible [[food shortage]] and a disease called "the Crummies because of gas and no food in their tummies." To save them, the Lorax sends them off to find another food source. At first, the Once-ler only shows a little remorse, but still focuses on expanding his business.

Soon, the Once-ler's Thneed-making business has expanded tenfold and now uses delivery trucks to take out the shipments. The Lorax eventually comes back complaining to the Once-ler that the factories are belching out so much "[[Pollution|smogulous smoke]]" that it is giving the Swomee Swans [[sore throat]]s, leaving them unable to sing. After the Lorax sends them off, he also complains to the Once-ler about his machinery making a goo by-product called "Gluppity Glup" and "Shloppity Shlop," and how it's being dumped into the ponds where the Humming Fish live, leaving them unable to hum and forcing the Lorax to send them away too.

The Once-ler, however, still dismisses the Lorax's pleadings and goes so far as to berate the Lorax on berating his business. The Lorax's complaints, however, unhappily prove to be true just as the last Truffula Tree gets chopped down. With all the trees gone, no more Thneeds can be made, so the Thneed factories close down and the Once-ler's family departs, leaving the Once-ler alone with the Lorax, who, looking back at the Once-ler sadly, picks himself up by the "seat of his pants" and floats away through a hole in the smog, leaving behind only a small pile of rocks with the word "UNLESS" inscribed into them.

The Once-ler alone remains, gazing upon the disintegrating ruins of his factories over the years and contemplating the meaning of this last message, perhaps with a sense of remorse. In the end, the Once-ler gives the boy the very last Truffula seed for him to plant and take care of, potentially regrowing the forest and resulting in the Lorax's return.

Anonymous said...

Does it really concern you who is paying for the activist's attorney?
Sounds like something a lease holder would wonder.
Or maybe truck driver hired to haul waste.

These activist organizations receive donations from people who's health and water resources are being put at risk.

They are supporting "activists" to help protect the public's health.

This is a free country and people can do what they want with their money.

The gas industry funds our elected officials/private citizens
fund "activist" organizations.

Who are the bad guys? I don't think it is the tree-huggers.

Anonymous said...

1234. Pretty interesting story. Seriously . But I think I missed something. Can I have some of that pot you're smoking?

Anonymous said...

wish there were a few more tree huggers in Harrisburg. most people don't consider being called one an insult.

Anonymous said...

10:38.... WTF do you care who is paying for this event ? It doesn`t concern you at all. Climb back in your hole and wait for May 19th :)

Anonymous said...

A childrens story.Seen only through the minds eye of a child.Told to kids while wearing rose colored glasses.
Ease up on the pipe.Even the "Bunny Huggers" gave that one a "WOW DUDE"!!!

Anonymous said...

1:06 and 4:18 For your information there are alot of times the government has to pay the bill for this kind of bull! In some cases the attorney is permited to submit a bill for his/her time to the state! Its called working the loop holes!

Anonymous said...

Will you drink the contaminated well water? Will you eat the fish from the streams and rivers?

Anonymous said...

6:46 Can you give us one example when the government had to pay ....
1 ?