Bradford Approves OEC’s Request

 

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The crowd lined the walls and spilled into the hall.

The Bradford County Commissioners meeting was packed on March 21, by citizens concerned about a $300 tax assessment for fire protection.  All seats were taken nearly an hour before the 6:30 pm beginning.

The agenda item Proposal by Onsite Environmental Consulting LLC for additional review and analysis of HPS Enterprises II, LLC application for a Special Permit for Mining,  to be paid by HPS at $12,365 was approved unanimously with no questions and no discussion.

One curious Bradford County resident questioned Commissioners Chandler and Riddick as to why they voted to allow this.  The former said, to the effect, that he was distracted and did not know what the vote was for, so he voted “yes.”  The latter said he wanted to get the issue over with.

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Mike Roth                                                  Carol Mosley

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Kate Ellison                                          Kristin Rubin

Perhaps following this line of inaction, these millionaires will reach their goal and get their permit to endanger our river and to pollute.

On the bright side, with one hundred plus Bradford County residents held captive in the room, Jane Blais, Kristin Rubin, Mike Roth, Kate Ellison, Carol Mosley, Paul Still and your historian took advantage of that fact and told why the mine was a horrible idea and about the risks involved.

Rather than meeting opposition, the crowd was receptive and applauded each speaker.  Unfortunately,  many, many Bradford County residents are not aware that a company wishes to mine their county.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


1 Comment

  1. I’m seeing more and more of the crooked paid off politicians doing harm to You and Me we have to stop the crooks some how. I have lost ALL respect for them.
    The congress person that has stated we have only 12 years left anyhow must know something. I guess she has came back from the future.

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