The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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March 2, 2014

OUR VIEW: Don’t imperil the students with a nearby injection well

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- — That alone should far outweigh any possibilities of added jobs or increased tax revenue for a school board or municipality.

Another issue that bothered Saxton was the legality of ODNR being the agency that approves the permits to drill and receiving financial compensation from each gallon of waste dumped in the well.

We side with Saxton and the school board on this issue of fighting any well-drilling near the school. While the pros and cons of fracking are still being debated around the country, erring on the side of safety should be No. 1 when it comes to protecting children.

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