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Editorial in Support of "The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Act of 2011" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John N. Bambacus   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 08:08

(The following letter regarding impending legislation SB 634, "The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Act of 2011" was received for publication in The Appalachian Independent by the author, John N. Bambacus, Frostburg

Dear Chairperson Conway and Members of the Committee:

I am writing in strong support of SB 634, "The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Act  of 20ll," sponsored by Senator Frosh, and would request a favorable committee report.  Having previously represented Garrett and Allegany Counties in the Senate of Maryland, and serving on this Committee, I have considered carefully the complex human health and environmental protections of this proposal and believe that the safeguards of the people of Western Maryland and those living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are best ...

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The Electric Mule in Sigh-Burr-Space from Inga PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ernest Gusella   
Friday, 25 February 2011 18:04
Hello to Everyone in Sigh-Burr-Space from Deepest, Darkest Inja:
Tomiyo and I landed in the former French colony of Pondicherry in south India today, after staying several days at the YWCA in Chennai.  The French section of Pondicherry (or Pondy as it is called by the locals) faces the sea and has many beautiful old buildings and street names of famous Frenchmen (although I did not see the name of the "Marquis de Sade").  Oh well- probably an oversight.  And I could not see one cherry tree anywhere- which caused me to ponder.  Perhaps that is how the place got it's name!
We are very close to the international settlement of Auroville.  We shall see if there is an 'aura' emanating from the place, where 'the Mother' taking over after the founder's death caused an international incident.
India is becoming more and more INSANE!  All of the major cities are being subjected to having 1200 new cars arrive on the streets every day, so you can imagine the traffic jams. One wonders where it will all lead to.  
We were in the desert of Rajasthan last week visiting 'the Barefoot College', where they teach an ...
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Carpenters In The Forehead/ Hold On Tight, Budget Cuts Are Coming Your Way Soon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Friday, 11 February 2011 16:57

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Hold On Tight, Budget Cuts Are Coming Your Way Soon

 

The Republican Party and their Tea Party compatriots have come to ascendency in the House of Representatives, and they are bellowing for massive cuts in the federal budget.  Their campaign Pledge, made en route to large gains by the House GOP in the mid-term elections, is about to be rolled out, and the demand is for a decrease of $100 billion in spending by the federal government over the next six to eight months.

 

This $100 billion to be slashed has to come from specific programs in the vast array of government spending, and now is the time when the fur of special interest groups will start to fly.  You can best believe that there will be slick excuses made to protect the turf ...

Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2011 02:11
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Carpenters In The Forehead/ Group Seeking Saint:, Part 1: Guy Noir Wannabe Spotted In Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Friday, 11 February 2011 16:52

Carpenters In The Forehead/  Group Seeking Saint, Part 1:  Guy Noir-wannabe Spotted In Cumberland

 

Dear Mountain Maryland Readers,

 

Noir_wannabe_2 Keep your eyes open in the neighborhood, for there have been reported sightings in Cumberland of a Guy Noir wannabe, traveling to our neck of the woods on a Private Investigator sojourn, searching once again for answers to life’s persistent questions:  this time on the trail to find a Catholic group who might be in need of the next-to-be-anointed Saint to serve as their Patron.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 14:02
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Baltimore Sun Article Cites Marcellus Shale Drilling Warnings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun   
Thursday, 10 February 2011 11:34

(The following article,  "Maryland Lawmakers Warned of Natural Gas Drilling Woes in Pennsylvania.  Former State Official Cites Spills, Well Contamination, Urges Caution" by Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, February 9, 2011 continues the ongoing discussion regarding Marcellus Shale drilling concerns and is reprinted here for our concerned citizens.)

A former top Pennsylvania official warned Maryland lawmakers to go slow in  allowing drilling for natural gas in Marcellus shale deposits underlying the state's western mountains or risk the environmental and social problems his state is now experiencing from a poorly regulated wave of energy exploration. John Quigley, who until two months ago was secretary of Pennsylvania's  Department of Conservation and Natural ...

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