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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PennEast Pipeline: Opposition Growing

"The company will host four November open houses in which PennEast experts will present the company's case for the pipeline and the public can ask individual questions of company experts on property concerns, the environment, safety and other issues.
Dates, times and locations have not been made public, but one of the open houses will be in Northampton County, Kornick said."
Check out the rest of the story here.
Don't you find it interesting that with about three weeks to go...the PennEast folks still haven't released details about these meetings?
I mean, what's the worst that can happen?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DEP Methane Investigation: Two years and...


The DEP at its finest? Read more here.
My comment?
I'll take their comment.
Sunfish Pond in NE PA on 05 Oct 14

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chemtrails @ night...

...sprayers delight.
Chemtrails @ morning, earthling take warning.
Sunrise in Montgomery County, PA on 12 October 2014
Just when you think you've seen it all...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2014

UPDATE: DEP Secretary Nomination

I received a call from "a friend" yesterday regarding a prior post. They asked me why I failed to mention that I went to the same college and took the same courses and graduated with the same EnviSci degree as current DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti.
From my perspective, one of us walked away with an education, understanding of and respect for the environment...while the other walked away with a piece of paper.

I'll leave it at that.
Photo at Sunfish Pond by K Natt
BTW, if I was appointed, this would be my first email to everyone employed at the DEP. I would copy Toxic Tommy and select members of the media:
To all:
Over the course of the next few months, I hope to meet all of you.
Until then, please remember this; we work for the Department of Environmental Protection AND the citizens of this great commonwealth. 
As I view it, our jobs are to protect, preserve and - wherever possible - enhance Pennsylvania's environment to ensure future generations will look back at what we did and say "Thank you" instead of asking "Why?"
Let's get to work.
Think I'm not qualified for this position?
Remember the last two guys chosen?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bury My Heart @ Monocanock Island

"It would cross the Susquehanna River and Monocanock Island, passing into Jenkins, then Plains townships. In Plains, it would run through a sparsely populated area between a cemetery, a quarry and an electrical substation before running directly behind the horse stables of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs."

"So far, PennEast has met with federal and state agencies, along with the governors’ offices in both states and a smattering of state lawmakers and local officials. The company has not yet met with Luzerne County officials or any local governments in Luzerne County except Jenkins Twp., Ms. Kornick said, though its outreach meetings are ongoing.

It plans to hold open houses from Nov. 10 to 13 where residents can meet PennEast representatives to view route maps and ask one-on-one questions, she said. PennEast has not announced the open house locations yet."
Read the rest here.

Open my Wyoming Valley?
Here we go...again.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DEP Secretary: Nominate ME!

In case you were not aware, DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo resigned last week. With the election about a month away, chances are PA Governor Toxic Tommy Corbett will not be appointing his replacement anytime soon.
But if he were, here are my qualification:

Degree in the Environmental Sciences:     Check
Longtime, Proven Track Record on Environmental Issues:   Check
Working in multi-billion dollar organizations:   Check 
Friend of Tom Corbett: 
Oh, crap...there goes my nomination to be the next DEP Secretary.
Can someone come up with a catchy caption for this pic?
The tree has grown around an iron gate, and I'm guessing both are over a century old.
Have at it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Decompressing on Barclay Mountain

I have a few wrap-up posts coming together, but wanted to take a moment to thank my two longtime friends from Bradford County, Dan and Karen, for spending some time with me yesterday and taking me on a whirlwind tour throughout the hills & vales of Bradford County.
Although I'm not 100% there was a major decompression day.
I'll expand on the trip in my next post.
In the meantime, here are a few pics.
Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

15 years: Top Posts on Blogger...

Since switching to Blogger in February 2010, these (according to Blogger's data ) are my top 5 most viewed posts:

As I celebrate my 15th Anniversary in Bloggerdom ( my first documented post was on October 1, 1999 ) , I'd like to thank all who stop by from time to time.
I am now decompressing after my employer's fiscal year end. After only six  months on the job, my team and I were able to produce a result that - as recently as a few weeks ago - no one thought was possible. We blew by their "this would be nice" number by over 10%.
Oh, ye of little faith...
I have some posts that I need to wrap up, and I promise I will get to them soon.
circa ~1980
After a hard workout in my was brewski time!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunrise, coffee....GO!

As with just about every Saturday I can...I began my day watching the sun rise.
After some coffee and a light breakfast, we headed north to Scranton to participate in an Alzheimer's Walk to raise funds & awareness.

Anything for a good cause...

We finished off the day checking out the final resting place of some of my Mom's family.

Busy day today....ripping out the carpeting in our master bedroom. 
I've been looking forward to today for, umm, actually... 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

15 Years...Pin Pe Obi

In just a few days, I will celebrate my 15th Anniversary in Bloggerdom.
Thousands of posts ago, I began this journey...and I can truly say the end is in sight.
Have a great weekend.