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Ft Cherry School District parents accuse Range Resources of permit violations

From Gillian Graber, Executive Director, ProtectPT:

On September 26, 2016, the Mt. Pleasant Township Supervisors granted Range Resources a Conditional Use Permit to develop the Yonkers well pad 0.7 miles from Ft. Cherry schools.

On October 12, 2016, Mt Carmel Stabilizer Group, a subcontractor for Range, showed up on day one of working on Baker Road, the access road for the well pad. Mt Pleasant Township required Range Resources to totally restrict any heavy truck traffic within the Township during Fort Cherry School District morning and afternoon school bus drop-off and pick-up schedules.

Fort Cherry parents were shocked to watch the resulting chaos as water trucks heading to the road construction site forced buses full of students going to school to the side of the road. Equipment was piled up on the side of Fort Cherry Road, blocking the only road leading to the school.

The parents of Fort Cherry Schools believe this was a violation of the conditions set by the township and a violation to the safety and well-being of our children. After a parent contacted the township solicitor, they were told this incident was merely “a hiccup.”

Join us in protecting our most precious resource, our children, by urging our local government to issue a Notice of Violation to Range Resources for this bus incident and to not permit any more infrastructure near our already vulnerable schools.

Please join us for a Rally on Wednesday, October 26th, 6:00 pm, at the Mt Pleasant Municipal Building, 31 McCarrell Road, Hickory, PA 15340.

If you are unable to attend, please consider sharing one of that attached images and Facebook Event to your network.

For more information on Protect, go to www.protectpt.org

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