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Landowner Discovers Explosives

Company Testing for Natural Gas Deposits

September 1, 2013

LANSING — Sandy Putorek is seeking answers as to why a Texas-based company conducting seismic testing in the local area did not seek her permission before placing explosive charges on her property....

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Sep-04-13 4:35 PM

well i would expect dumb ass hillbillies to not understand. Typical. Did ya'll know that most "mexicans" just speak spanish to avoid the the misunderstanding of the*******hillbillies that are from these parts. Whether it be Belmont or Jefferson counties. Aside from the part that locals can't do the job and oilfield companies have to contract us from working states t actually help the local community. Confusion with entering a land was a mistake from the local courthouse. YOUR local courthouse. And why would ICE enter if we are probably more Americans than the locals. That's why it's a personal goal to help breed with the willing to help the community. Have a great day. Adios!

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Sep-02-13 10:34 AM

To finish my earlier comment: The gas companies' seem to think it's their colony—we just happen to live on the surface.

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Sep-02-13 10:31 AM

About a year ago, a neighbor in Fayette County PA had charges like this placed on his land without permission (he also owns surface/mineral rights). He attempted to remove the charge devices.

He told the seismic crew (I believe it's the "other" company doing work in this area of the Marcellus), most of whom did not speak English, to get off his land. The crew came back with a larger crew and a uniformed leader who wore a "constable" badge who accused him of damaging their property. My neighbor called another neighbor to come act as a witness, then he confronted the crew again and told them to leave. The crew left.

That night state police showed up at my neighbor's home to investigate him "damaging" material that had been placed on his property without his permission.

Ms. Putorek was wise not to touch the explosives placed on her land and to go through official channels to get it removed. The gas companies' seem to think it's their colony—we just hap

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Sep-02-13 5:30 AM

illegals are not to be treated as illegals anymore by the feds.. our pres. has decreed this.. so ICE won't do much...

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Sep-01-13 6:31 PM

Since most of Global's employees in belmont county are Mexicans, they can always blame it on the workers and go on without a slap on he wrist!

Why is this company still allowed here???

Global execs need to be arrested for KNOWINGLY feeding, housing, and employing illegals!!!

Where is the Belmont county Sheriff's department???

Where is ICE!!!

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Sep-01-13 3:38 PM

Changing the boundary lines is another problem with seismic companies. our boundary is defined by a historic schoolhouse so it was easy to prove that the flags were on our land..these people do not care and had illegal Mexican workers in Wetzel Co WV.

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