Shepstone wrote another one of his twisted screeds. I don’t normally try to comment on the fracking Joe Camel site but, since Shepstone vowed a couple of months ago to post all comments, I gave it a shot on Saturday. The comment must have disappeared into the ethers so I’ll just post it here.
By now, we all know how it works, Tom.
- The landowners have proof of contamination and sue for damages.
- The frackers make a settlement offer but it comes with a gag order and many other stipulations that strip away your rights.
- Before you get the check that will FINALLY get your family to safety, they make you sign a piece of paper saying you weren’t harmed.
No one I have ever known wants to sign away their rights. But the choice is exposing your family or getting them to safety. And there is plenty of evidence showing drilling and fracking causes harm. Is there anyone out there who believes you can breathe and drink toluene, styrene, benzene and many other chemicals and not get sick? Raise your hand if you do, please. I have a couple of residences you can pick up dirt cheap.
BUT, let’s talk about what happened to Exhibit B and what might be hidden there? Let’s have a look at that first. Can’t you wait a few more days for Exhibit B? It looks like we might have it soon.
“In a motion filed Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court, the newspapers asked President Judge Debbie O’Dell Seneca to order Stephanie and Chris Hallowich to file the missing document with the Washington County prothonotary.
That document was not part of more than 900 pages of court records the judge ordered unsealed Wednesday, even though the agreement supposedly was “attached” to other filings in the case and is identified as “Exhibit B” in the released documents.
“While it is unbeknownst to Intervenors why an exhibit averred to be attached to a court pleading filed with this Court is missing,” the newspapers’ said in the 12-page motion, “it is clear that the Agreement, Exhibit B, is a judicial record subject to public access.”
Unseal all the gag orders on people who have been harmed. Let Laura Amos, Tim & Christine Ruggiero, Runner Susan and her neighbors, and all the many others who are gagged speak out. Let’s look at their documentation that’s hidden away.
Hey Tom! Would you like to take a trip with me to visit some fracking sites? I can guarantee a headache and sore throat, maybe even a nosebleed and rash. How about it? This is the real deal not one of those industry model rig tours.
It just occurred to me that this is a coerced confession and it’s the same as torturing someone to get a signed confession. Our legal system has a set of rules to detect false confessions. I think the Fracking Mafia should be required to follow those same rules.