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Neighbors Speak Against Ventures

Warwood frack water recycling plant draws opposition

April 3, 2013

WHEELING — It appears a developer will not be dissuaded from doing something with a wooded hillside in Woodsdale....

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Apr-03-13 8:13 PM

Clearly, if a group of concerned citizens urge city council to consider alternatives, the council, if a respectable body and reflective of the electorate, will explore the health consequences of the plant. The resistance of council to hear the letter during session represents the contradictions within the city; that is, the illusion people have a say in the matter when in fact the council has already made up its mind. But the real question is with little economic alternatives in this area, how can local government say "no" to this development? What other options exist for economic growth? This concerned group of citizens has the potential to direct the outcome. They have the ability to offer another path for economic development if they recognize the current plan is unhealthy, inefficient, and unsustainable. So, what will they do now?

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Apr-03-13 7:14 PM

and this stuff will save us from coal.they burn more fuel with all of the trucks,i can't see how they can make any profit.oh,jack up the price.these gas companies will not voluntarily tell us what chemicals they are using.why is that?we don't need any more of that fracking fluid dumped in our people have too many "accidents".

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Apr-03-13 6:57 PM

jonos: If you're right there's nowhere to run.

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Apr-03-13 4:32 PM

Have we learned no lessons from the past? What about when it floods? what about the heritage trail ? What about the Wheeling residents' right to life and liberty? What about our drinking water? what about toxic truck traffic in warwood residential streets? why do we have to be first in the frack barge experiment? what about these shady multinational corporations taking over our home? poison our water and take land rights - do we call them Patriots? Is this country cursed now because of all the bad we did around the world? How can we be so blind to our own destruction? is it too late? so many questions. All i know is I'm packing my bags. Wheeling is going to the bottom of the pits. What once was a safe affordable city with charm is now becoming a toxic dump of run down everything. anyone who knows won't live life like this and they will have to move or join the semi-conscious in line at one of the several new Med-Express. nice job! jo

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Apr-03-13 3:39 PM

Acoustic - you a bit conservaphobic aren't you? We are nice, we care,....wait, my accountant is calling.

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Apr-03-13 2:56 PM

How many "brownfields" are located in the OV? LOL

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Apr-03-13 2:29 PM

It is nice to see so many people using common sense for a change and not going for the money. Never ever agree to anything unless it is detailed in writing. When someone refuses to give you all the details they are hiding something they know you will never agree with and they are running a con game.

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Apr-03-13 1:59 PM

Appears to me that citizens should have a say as to what they want.I, for one wouldn't want these large trucks operating in front of my home.They are bad enough on Warwood Av and Rt 2. It's getting to the point that people have no choices in their lives. They say to "Vote them out" Trouble is- the damage is already done. It's all behind closed doors and money.

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Apr-03-13 1:57 PM

whoopie2, Maybe you should ride down to Charleston and observe the Legislature session! 80% of the session is behind closed doors! So you think they would be interested in "open" meetings? The sheeple have no freakin' clue of how "representative" goberment works in the USofA!

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Apr-03-13 12:33 PM

On the Woodsdale debate. I was not in favour of rezoning to commercial. I am in favour of the owner developing residential properties. It's his land and as long as it is developed to the requirements of existing codes, then it is his right. This is America! He owns the land. The City has the responsibility to ensure that the development does not adversely affect the homes or properties in the area. On the Warwood issue, I believe that this area has been beat up enough by heavy industry.Fifteen or twenty jobs is not worth the potential cost to the health of the residents and the health of the environment.

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Apr-03-13 11:03 AM

When the press fail to print all the news then you end up with things happening. Just look at the big cities of Pittsburgh with the wrong doings of the police chief and in New York of the fixing of elections. If it happens there, it can happen in any city in West Virginia. The press needs to print all the hard news of local government both good and the bad failures of the governments.

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Apr-03-13 10:54 AM

Everything should be out in the open in today’s world. Too, many meetings behind closed doors and the State Legislature needs to be passing some laws that punish the local politician for wrongdoing in open meetings and failure to be honest with the people they represent. If they cannot represent the people then they should step down instead of dictating to the people.

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Apr-03-13 10:17 AM

Trees make great paper and mulch, too.

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Apr-03-13 10:09 AM

Reality..Conservative ideals only take money into account...not the impact on environment, not educated and informed decision-making, and certainly not humanitarian effect. Not everyone values money over everything else.

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Apr-03-13 10:07 AM

Gloria Delbrugge sure was quick to allow fracking in why not share the fun in Warwood? How about we dump the frack water in Schenk Lake?..huh Gloria...right Gene? As long as it's not in my back yard...right folks?

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Apr-03-13 9:55 AM

Oh my, oh my where to begin with this one. The picture make me crack up - SERIOUSLY? Let's get input from an individual who is well known for being completely anti-business, anti-corporation and anti-anything conservative.

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Apr-03-13 9:31 AM

Much fracking hysteria and few facts. A woman said she moved to Wheeling to get away from air pollution? It was a smokestack city when she moved here. Sounded noble though didn't it? Some other community in the area will take the plant, make money and all live through it. Maybe the most important thing to happen is that the Vice Mayor refused to read the entire letter from the developers of the "back door deal" thats going on. Can an elected official just say the public need not know? The NR blows hot on open meetings and government (I guess cuz it makes reporting easier) but here is a Vice Mayor declining to read a letter addressed to the people on a serious issue. HE didn't think they should know. Well, there is the gauntlet Mr. Editor, you just did an editorial on that sort of thing last week. Get off your butt on and your feet. Publish the letter or close your doors and stop bothering us with your heroic empty rhetoric. Fahey just bullied you.

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Apr-03-13 9:04 AM

People continually cry Jobs, Jobs, Jobs...

Opportunity comes and then the people cry "Not in my backyard!".

Can't have it both ways folks....

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Apr-03-13 8:06 AM

Is it safe to assume that even if a residential development were in the offing, the master plan would require the city's approval? This has to be watched closely because these boys are of enough influence that council members will fold like a cheap suit to let them have their way. Expect one of the Mayor's behind closed doors meetings and viola, they have their approval.

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Apr-03-13 6:37 AM

nobody wants that frack water.these companies will look for anywhere they can to dump this stuff.nobody knows what's in it.hazardous waste is hazardous waste.

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