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The EPA Extended the Deadline to Submit Comments for the Proposed Clara Twp Injection Well

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An additional 32 days extension will be granted to allow for sufficient time for the public to comment on the proposed permit. 

EPA will extend the public comment period for Roulette Oil & Gas UIC well (PAS2D050BPOT) for an additional 32-days until April 5, 2021. This information will be updated on the website and information will be available online till this date for review.

Seeking Public Comments For Injection Well Proposal

ClaraClara Township is about as rural a community can be in Pennsylvania, with a population of 186 residents living in a cellular dead zone.

The drive to buy the local weekly newspaper involves traveling on  roads covered with ice & snow much of the winter.  

So after an oil & gas (O&G) well operator proposed converting an old well into an underground injection well to dispose of wastewater, news of the proposal began spreading at a snail’s pace.

The full time population of the area is low. But because of Clara’s proximity to high quality streams and thousands of publically accessible forested acres visited by hunters and anglers, the area has many camps & cabins occupied by part-time, seasonal residents.

Following routines that span generations for some, part time residents will begin returning to their rural cabins in the spring where some will learn for the first time about plans to situate storage tanks on the mountain above their favorite fly fishing hole or cabin.

They’ll learn tanker trucks hauling waste too dirty for reuse or recycling will be discharging the waste into huge holding tanks where it will be staged, before injection into a depleted gas well.Bear Lake

A similar scenario played out Bear Lake Borough, Warren County, PA in 2012 with a population of 193.

Seeking permits for injection wells in rural areas where there are relatively few residents, almost guarantees opposition to be small. Low population has made bucolic communities like Bear Lake and Clara sitting targets for operators looking for an easy path to wastewater storage tank and injection well permits.

And this is why the people in Clara need our support.  Please take a few minutes of your time to send a comment to Kevin Rowsey, Source Water & UIC Section, U.S. EPA Region 3

Email: rowsey.kevin@epa.gov Subject line: PAS2D050BPOT

Comments will be accepted up until March 4th, 2021. For more info go to: http://savetheallegheny.org

 

 

Waste Water Injection Well Panel Discussion Jan. 28, 2021

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Case Study on Methane Migration and Changes in Aquifer Properties

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Bless the Allegheny Friday, March 22, 2019 5:30PM

 

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FERC, PIPELINE Meeting March 20, 2019 in Port Allegany

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FERC invites you to attend one of the public scoping sessions its staff will conduct in the projects’ area, scheduled as follows: Meeting is tonight at the Port Allegany High School for the FM100 Pipeline Project Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Northern Access Project: Exporting PA’s Marcellus Gas Northward

 

 

They Speak for the Trees and All of Us

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Tuesday January 29, 2019 · 11:32 PM EST

Team Lorax kids

 

Children dressed as The Lorax took to the halls of the PA Capitol Building to deliver petitions demanding their environmental rights be upheld by Governor Tom Wolf and all PA legislators. Nine-year old Nora Schindler has a message for Pennsylvania’s legislators. “I  want the lawmakers to do a better job to keep us and the animals safe,” said Nora, as she and more than 20 other children dressed as The Lorax rallied in the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg yesterday. How does a politician say no to that? All too easily in Pennsylvania, it turns out, where Nora is already a seasoned activist who fought the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline as a member of Lancaster Against Pipelines. The pipeline got built with Harrisburg’s blessing despite massive public opposition. It’s a story that has been repeated so frequently that the Better Path Coalition decided it was time to remind state elected officials that preserving a healthy environment isn’t just something they should be doing to be responsive to constituents’ needs; it’s a constitutional obligation. Read More

 

Defend Ohi:yo' Meeting September 10
Please join us as we remain vigilant and continue to meet. Help us to gather the people, bringing about enlightenment while raising awareness as we educate. Together we can prevent future attacks upon the Ohiyo (translating to good river in the Seneca language and better known as the Allegany River) insuring the protection of the precious liquid that sustains all our lives, WATER, the life's blood of all creation.SEP10, SEP24,Oct 8th at 6pm at the Allegany Community Center 3677 Administration Dr., Salamanca, New York 14779  

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Letters to the DEP Regarding the Proposed Frack Waste Treatment Facility

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Seneca Nation of Indians, President's Office Link here

Seneca Nations of Indians Letter Link here

Dr. Jan Hendryx Letter Link Here

Dr. John F. Stoltz Link here

American Indian Law Alliance Link here

Delaware Riverkeeper Network Link here

Group Letter From Coudersport Area Residents Link here

Batch of Comments 1 Link here

Batch of Comments 2 Link here

Batch of Comments 3 Link here

Clean Water Action Letter Link here

Letter from Paul W, Heimel, Potter County Commissioner Link here

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Clean Water Program Letter Link here

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Letter here

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Letter here

 

 

Comments sent to the DEP

 

The following are links to letters sent to the DEP regarding Permit Application (NO: 5317201) filed by Epiphany Allegheny, LLC, for a Centralized Waste Treatment Facility. Epiphnay plans to pre-treat waste from unconventional wells for discharge to Coudersport Area Municipal Authority's sewage plant for further treatment and discharge to the headwaters of the Allegheny River.

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Save The Allegheny is a regional environmental and citizen advocacy organization that formed in response to recent threats posed to the Allegheny River, clean drinking water, air quality, endangered species, wildlife and all of our natural resources.   This is a cause to restore our rights.

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