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The Elk County Commissioners announced during yesterday morning's meeting that they had recently attended a meeting with state Sen. Joseph Scarnati, state Rep. Matt Gabler, and the new Speaker of the House, state Rep. Sam Smith, at Scarnati's office in Brockway.
â€śThis was concerning the Marcellus Shale drilling and the commitment we've made to help with both sides of the industry,â€ť said Commissioner Dan Freeburg. â€śWe had members from C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship) in here a few weeks ago and we see the economic benefits and also want to be sensitive to the concern to the environment.
â€śThe water authority [Brockway Water Authority] wanted our presence there because a good bit of the watershed is in Elk County and what came out of it is that we had a great discussion.â€ť
According to Freeburg, the discussion was proactive and was focused on protecting the watershed.
â€śThe concern with everyone on the committee, as well as the C.A.R.E.S. group, is the protection of our water and that is something that everyone is working diligently to protect,â€ť said Commissioner June Sorg.
For more on this story, see the Jan. 4 edition of The Daily Press.