August 4, 2011 —
Man killed in truck/car collision
John Jones III, a 57-year-old man from Brackney, PA in Susquehanna County was killed on July 29 when a truck hauling materials for natural gas drilling overturned onto Jones’s car at the intersection of Laurel Lake Road and state Route 29 in Liberty Township. State police said a commercial truck driven by James Robert Hoffpauir, 50, of Montgomery, Texas, was involved in the crash. A 17-year-old passenger in Jones’s vehicle suffered moderate injuries. The truck is owned by Casa Grande, Arizona-based Southeast Directional Drilling LLC. State police are investigating the incident.
WVIA explores gas drilling in wake of coal mining
WVIA’s “State of PA” program explores the issue of gas drilling in light of the state’s destructive legacy of coal mining in “Will Northeast PA get it right this time?” Featured in the discussion are John Quigley, former secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Bucks County Attorney Jordan Yeager of Curtin and Heefner, LLP; and Attorney Jeff Zimmerman, environmental law advisor to Damascus Citizens. See the one-hour show at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGXTiNQcOik