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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Free Webinar January 18th Featuring The Oil & Lumber Boom Time in Pennsylvania


Please join us for our webinar series Boom Heritage Lumber & Oil upcoming virtual presentation on January 18th at 6:30pm.
Reserve your spot now!
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5 comments:

Gee Hosephat said...

It amazes me that the state keeps pouring money into reliving our heritage of bygone products that will never be used again. It's funny how they glorify how the work was done and how hard it was nd how much the towns boomed, but now as the towns are dying they never say a word about the devastation that was left behind......unplugged, leaking wells....over forested lands now overgrown with briars and worthless brush...contaminated water tables and washed out creek beds....Why is nothing ever shown about that at the oil or lumber museums?

Anonymous said...

And lets tear down all those statues, too (sarcasm intended).
Apparently one commenter isn't aware that 1000s of Pennsylvanians still earn their livings, and have investments in, oil and gas, and timber, providing products that we all use every day and contributing to economic well being of their families and the entire region.
It is good to know the history, good and bad. Do a little research. Find out that at worst, with a little help, those scrublands will be hardwood forests in a couple hundred years. Or discover that some oil and gas companies are plugging abandoned wells using their own funds.
Get out of your mother's basement from time to time, and see the world around you. Use that computer for something productive, not just facetime, games, or worse.

Gee Hosephat said...

I'm not talking about the fact that there are "some" businesses out there that still do this...it's the fact that the state "taxpayer" dollars go into museums glorifying the past, but never show the bad side of things. I spend the greater part of my life in the woods...those "scrublands that you say will be hardwood forests will very seldom actually develop because the few hardwoods that do sprout in a clearcut are soon overwhelmed by the faster growing poplars and other junk trees. Sure there are a handful of companies plugging wells....with government subsidy dollars.....but what about the 10s of thousands that have been leaking since the oil boom that nobody plans on touching? You , poster 12:18 , need to educate yourself and quit drinking the koolaid from the state biologists and politicians....

Anonymous said...

12:18, It's interesting how there's always that "pro-gas", or "pro-well drilling" person lurking on this blog, and they're the first to attack anyone who dares besmirch the name of their employer or the industry. Is that a job? Can you apply to be the "Pro-gas" or "Pro-well drilling" troll? Do you actually work, or is your job just to (sit in your basement) and monitor the local media for any dissention, so that you can attack them and insult them and hope to shut them up. The OP is not living in their mother's basement, you hapless company tool...they're a local citizen voicing their concerns...and your response is to just insult them, because they question how your industry operates.

Anonymous said...

Gas and oil people aren't ALL bad, but I've met some who have witnessed the illegal behavior and don't say a word. Then there are those I met who speak up to defend our beautiful land, and they lost their jobs. It's ALL about the money.