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As the state Legislature continues to discuss implementation of a fee or tax on the natural gas producing industry, it is important for us not to lose sight of legislation that seeks to protect our most precious resource, our water.
This session, I have introduced a measure to further strengthen regulations pertaining to the natural gas industry and ensure that additional safety measures are implemented to protect Pennsylvania's aquatic resources.
Senate Bill 601, currently before the Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee, would increase the distance that a natural gas drilling company would be presumed liable for any contamination of a water supply within a year after completion or alteration of a well within 1,500 to 2,500 feet. The legislation would further increase the horizontal distance from a Marcellus well and an existing building or water supply from 200 feet to 500 feet.
September is "Safe Sleep Month" and officials and health care providers in Lycoming County are doing what they can to prevent infant deaths...[Read More]
August 23, 2010
When the World Health Organization approved Lycoming County's application earlier this year as a Safe Community, many agencies could take pride in knowing they helped make it happen.
August 22, 2010
On Saturday Lycoming County joined an elite group of the world's communities when it officially was designated a World Health Organization Safe Community during a formal ceremony held on the north porch of the historic Park Place building on West Fourth Street.