Monday, November 28, 2011

Comment on DEC Hearing

Most of the reasons stated at the DEC hearings against drilling for natural gas in New York were not factual in nature and wouldn’t be worth mentioning. One issue that was brought up by the anti movement which has a basis of truth is, the housing shortage that is happening in PA is due to the gas drilling industry. The problem is the influx of people from all over the country coming to PA for employment opportunities, which are very sparse in most of the country, has increased the demand for housing. The increased housing prices and rental rates, has caused a strain on people who are on a fixed income, whether it be social security or public assistance. This is not a permanent problem. With the increased tax revenue that PA is receiving from the gas industry, more low income housing can be built. Many of the employees of the gas industry will build new houses in the area. This is capitalism at work and has served our country well for the last 200 plus years, our economic system is and always will be the inspiration for the rest of the world! The American economic system has enabled more people to move from poverty to prosperity in the history of mankind! -Neil

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