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Green Party LogoPA Green Party supports residents of Dimock


October 20, 2010

I.K. Samways,, 412-215-9161
Jay Sweeney,, 570-587-3603


Green Party supports residents of Dimock

Since DEP Secretary John Hanger announced his decision to construct a pipeline from Lake Montrose to Dimock to provide safe drinking water to the residents who are unable to use their wells, there has been a backlash. Cabot has denied all responsibility. They claim that methane was present in the Dimock water before they began drilling. Now there is a “No Water Line” Public Meeting on October 21st in The Elk Lake High School Auditorium.

This week, the Green Party of Pennsylvania Steering Committee voted unanimously to support the residents of Dimock in their attempt to receive safe water. “While this is not the perfect solution, it is better than daily filling of water buffaloes outside the residents homes,” stated State Representative candidate Jay Sweeney. “Unfortunately, their water cannot be returned to the condition it was in before Cabot started drilling operations.” Sweeney is running in the 111th District which covers northeast Pennsylvania and Is adjacent to Dimock.

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. The Green Party of Pennsylvania stands for grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecology.

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