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Guest Column

November 11, 2012

The best-laid plans oft go astray

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The resultant impact on freshwater usage, truck traffic and road-repair requirements, hazardous material storage and disposal, both biogenic and thermogenic methane migration etc., are ignored in this tabular summary of his study. In short, the summary accomplishes its intended purpose to mislead and instill fear.

Others are more capable than I of commenting on the social and economic impacts presented, but I would question their basis and degree based on the “build-out” study. I trust our county board will not burden our planning department with “studying” what can be observed in four nearby Pennsylvania counties or worse, hiring a “green planner.”

DAVE PARKER is a member of the Worcester Landowners Coalition.

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