I am a small businessman with property in Pennsylvania and New York. To allow the gas companies to create an industrial zone here will work against what has been successful for decades: recreation, second homes and farms. Property values are dependent on a good, clean environment, especially here close to major metropolitan areas.
I can’t match the gas companies dollar for dollar but I can continue the American ideal of insisting that an individual has rights. This is my home and no one should be able to just swoop in from who knows where and take it away. I’m offering three suggestions to preserve our area.
Step one: Refute the lies from the oil and gas companies and some politicians, such as “Gas is the transition fuel,” and “Solar and wind are off in the future.” Step two: The subsidies currently given to the gas and oil companies should be put into renewables. Step three: Mandate that all industries, including gas companies, be subject to the Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Drinking Water and Superfund Acts.
When these steps are taken, everything else will fall into place and the United States will become energy independent.
Richard J. Kreznar
Callicoon Center, NY