B-CAUSE (Bucks Concerned About Unsafe Shale-gas Extraction)

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Permits to do harm?

When a government agency grants a permit, it is usually allowing something that is potentially or actually harmful or dangerous. Permits for the construction of public utilities are supposed to weigh the convenience and necessity of the greater public against the harm done to individuals. Pipelines require a clear right-of-way for their construction and the

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“Mailbox Money” is a Deal with the Devil

Rural landowners are often deceived into thinking that the sale of the extraction rights to the shale gas under their property will provide effortless bounty and security. There are some nasty consequences of selling those subsurface rights. The article below is not news to anyone who has browsed this site. But if you need to

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It’s Not You Who’s Being Represented

Here is yet another example of how our representative government is failing to protect the common good and serve the interests of We the People:

Elcon Rejected by Falls

The Falls Township supervisors did the right thing despite the prospect of being sued by Elcon. They voted unanimously to deny Elcon’s application. Any applicant has the right to seek relief from the courts, and Elcon is no exception. Their decision to do so will be based on a number of considerations: The cost in

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