Tanker Truck Rear-ends car and kills woman in Covington, PA

Here’s the Star Gazette’s coverage of the accident in Covington, PA yesterday. Check out the posted comments after the article.

Covington A 74-year-old Lock Haven woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the Honda Civic in which she was riding was struck from behind by a 2000 International tanker truck.

Mildred L. Barnard was pronounced dead at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro by Dr. Laura Rice after the 1:25 p.m. crash at the state Routes 2005 and 2022 intersection in Covington, said state police in Mansfield. Bernard was a passenger in the front seat.

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New York trying to do this Right

Here are a couple of stories from the Star Gazette about the proposal for drilling in the Southern Tier of NY state.



A Tale of Two Cities

This is an article from the Star Gazette by Tom Wilbur that does a pretty good job of explaining or foreshadowing what could happen for many PA residents who are leasing their land to the gas industry. There is no way of knowing from the beginning what sort of troubles may arise, and in some cases people have had no problems what-so-ever and are very happy with their experiences. I am finding that some of these gas companies are better to work with than others. Most of the trouble we have seen reports on comes from the north eastern section of PA where Cabot Oil & Gas has created many catastrophes for residents with wells. At this point I’m not sure why you would sign on with Cabot at all. I am trying to do do some checking and researching on the gas companies that are drilling in PA and will see if I can come up with a list of the better ones (and the reasons why) for folks that are considering leasing land.


State probes spill at gas-drilling site

Here is another article by Tom Wilbur from the Star Gazette about the spill in Dimock, PA.


SRBC meeting in MD

Here is some info from Stargazette.com

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is to vote this week on whether to relax regulations governing water used for gas drilling.The quarterly meeting is scheduled to be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chesapeake Lodge Hotel and Conference Center at Sandy Cove Ministries, 60 Sandy Cove Road, North East, MD., according to a news release.