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    Posted January 21, 2014 by
    McDonald, Pennsylvania

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    Rogue Township Supervisors in Action

    The old Robinson Township (Washington County, Pa) Board of Supervisors began the process of extending city water lines to unserved areas of the municipality, through an agreement with the local water company. Last night, the new Board of Supervisors, led by Roger Kendall, voted to stop the project, alleging there was a red flag contained in the agreement.

    Brian Capolla, the former head supervisor, tightened up protections of properties throughout the township, especially those dealing with Marcellus shale drilling. He was never opposed to the drilling, but wanted to protect residents after terrible circumstances developed in a neighboring township. These circumstances were part of a world wide story involving the Hallowich family. Information on this is readily available on the Internet, generally, and YouTube, specifically.

    Roger Kendall has leased his 300-acre farm to Range Resources, so any ordinance provisions that would impact future lease and gas production payments were of concern.

    Mr.Capolla publically supported drilling, but with certain conditions. These conditions were challenged by the Governor and the PA State Legislature, and, in fact state statutes were enacted protecting the interests of the drilling companies. Recently, however, the State Supreme Court struck down the statutes, returning powers to the local municipalities.

    So, what does all of this mean? Well there are many well placed individuals who say that stopping the water project from going forward is a way of affecting Mr. Capolla. You see, Mr. Capolla would qualify for hooking up to the city water.

    Those who live in most metropolitan areas do not realize that we have to boil our well water in order to drink it.
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