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  1. MARY ELLEN MCCONNELL REPORTING: THAT THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN DECLARED CONTAMINATED BY A REAL ESTATE APPRAISER (LACKING
    A VOLUME OF EDUCATION). ADD ON THE FACT IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOWER THE $3,500.00 TAXES, THE BCC, GIVING NO EXPLANATION, DID NOT, NOT LOWER THE ASSESSED VALUES. (RE APPRAISED VALUE WAS $170,000 BUTT BCC ASSESSED VALUE IS $422,000) STILL SICK, STILL HAVE GAS, CHEMICAL ODORS AND ARSENIC IN THE WATER. “BUT NO ASS ISTANCE FROM ANY OF THE 253 PA POLITICIANS, ANY OF THE ELECTED MORONS IN WASHINGTON OR THE WHITE HO– USE OR THE NATIONAL NEWS MEDIA. I HAVE BEEN EVERYWHERE WITH THE STORY BUT NO ONE HAS THE BALLS / BACKBONE TO TALK TO ME.

    WAITING FOR THEM TO HAUL ME OFF TO COURT OVER SOME TRUMPTED
    UP BOGUS CHARGE.

    ALWAYS AND FOREVER, THE CRAZY LADY WITH THE STRONG PERSONALITY.
    NOT A TERRORIST, AS REPEATEDLY INSINUATED BY ELECTED STATE OFFICIAL STAFF AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS.

    TO MY LAST BREATH I WILL “STAND MY GROUND” AND DO WHAT I BELIEVE IS RIGHT.

  2. UP DATE ON MARY ELLEN MCCONNELL LIFE STORY. TWO MONTHS AGO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE PUBLISHED A 31 PAGE ‘CINDERELLA’ STORY ABOUT A 39YO, 100LB WOMAN WHO DRIVES FOR THE GAS DRILLERS, DUMPING CONTAMINATED WASTEWATER AND WENT FROM $600.00 to $4,000.00 per week. I WAS HAPPY FOR THE YOUNG LADY AND HER FAMILY BUTT IN THE ARTICLE A GLARING FACT IS GLAZED OVER ABOUT THE DOZENS OF FAMILIES DISPLACED FOR RISING RENT THAT FORCED THEM TO MOVE SO THE GAS DRILLER DRIVERS COULD MOVE IN…………………
    I’M MORE THAN PROUD TO SAY THAT I SENT MY STORY, A 70YO, 210LB LANDOWNER, SUBJECTED TO ATTEMPTED MURDER BY THE GAS DRILLERS, VIA METHANE GAS AND ARSENIC WATER. WAIT TO SEE THE RESULTS OF ANY PHONE CALLS FROM NGM.
    AS REPORTED IN THE NEWSPAPER OUR POLITICIANS GIVE US LABELS. OUR TAXPAYER FUNDED FEDERAL AGENCIES STATE WE ARE “PC NOT TO BE BELIEVED”. THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK…….
    MY SENSE OF HUMOR HELPS ME GET THROUGH THE DAY. MY FRIENDS KNOW OF MANY LABELS THAT I ATTRIBUTE TO MYSELF BUT RECENTLY A COUNTY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A NEW ONE, CRAZY LADY WITH STRONG PERSONALITY. I’LL ADD THAT TO THE LONG, LONG LIST OF LABELS.
    WITH A BIG SMILE, I HOPE TO MAKE IT ON THE PAGES OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. I’LL SEE YOU THERE.

  3. This information is from Mary Ellen McConnell. I still have pain 24 hours a days, from the methane exposure and now the docs say there may be arsenic poisioning in the water well and ME, but thats a $300 test, I can’t afford.
    My mortgage CANNOT by refinanced because the 125 ACRES are ALL
    CONTAMINATED with the chemicals that CGT&S uses to store the
    natural gas under the entire property. The property is worthless, I wonder if that was the intent to begin with, DECLARE IT HAZARDOUS. Is this Love Canal, Centralia, Allentown,Pa., Nuke Plant in Japan, Chernobyl, all unfit for any living thing; plant, animal, insect, human…………..
    Clearville, Pa has made a name for itself thanks to the STUPERPAC and the POLICITIANS they BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.
    I wish this had never happpened to me but since it has I will forever make Sure that the STUPERPAC and FRIENDS will WISH the same,that the McConnell property SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED AT ALL COST, MARY ELLEN MCCONNELL IS A FIGHTER.
    Small note should be made of the fact that M. Krancer, DEP Secretary will be the speaker at the Bedford County Business Meeting on April 10, 2012 at Spring House Estates, NOON, Bedford, Pa. WE SHOULD ATTEND. I have my reservations on record.

  4. Cameraman How is Mary doing ? I was wondering if you have heard anything from her lately and how she is doing ?

  5. Wonderful woman. How dare these gas companies, politicians, judges, whatever, put her through this? What right do they have to do this to her and to others? They are all a bunch of criminals and should be safely tucked away behind bars forever. They’re pulling the same crap here in NYS now. They are lying about everything and deliberately concealing information from us. May they rot in hell.

  6. Dear Mary Ellen,

    My heart aches for you, but also for us. Eqt(Equitable Gas) found a lease from 1891 and leased us out without telling us. We have been fighting for 5 years and they have the nerve to show up and want us to let them go under our property.
    Keep fighting I am sending you good thoughts and prayers for the unfair and horrible way you have been treated.
    I hope that 1 in a million lawyer comes thru for you.
    signed I feel you pain

  7. Will there come a time when we will grab our pitchforks and run these drillers and gas company snakes out of our lives? Greed will destroy us all

  8. I think it will get even worse. First, because they will soon rule that the WATER is a mineral, and thus surface property owners are not allowed to extract it.

    Secondly, as we’ve learned in the BLM meetings, the land rights have already been bartered against the FED’s debt. In other words, our National Parks and Forests have already been sold.

    Enter Marie Antoinette, the picture looks a lot bleaker than the film Gasland could have predicted.

  9. this is totaly heart breaking;we really take what we have for granite,then someone comes along and tells their story ,and our elected officials just sit back and allowed this to happen.where are their hearts and the care they say they have for citizens and communitys.they are using people as lab rats,and as these people fade away into the there graves they smile with relief,because again they were not stopped and they know that nobody has the money to fight;they are voted in thugs.they need to be stopped and replaced.just look how many farms have signed up for this gas drilling hoping to make some quick money,but the truth is they will never get to enjoy it, either will their familys.MARY you must stay strong,and take care of yourself.we wont get anywhere with you gone.it will be ignord again if that happens;;GOD BLESS;;you are so very,very strong,and special;;

  10. These gas drill devils need to be stopped. If our representatives will not help us then they need to GO !!! and others elected in their place who will vote just as conservative but will also protect us from the abuse of big money and companies who harm us , defile our water and our livess. This is something to get angry and very loud about. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT !!! Don’t let these out of state drillers and frackers harm us and our children.

  11. Mary Ellen,
    Thank you for exposing it. There are many of us working on getting the word out. I found it very interesting that the address on the letter page from DEP was inaccurate and that the info was proprietary. These same 2 things were echoed with a friend of mine’s info, as well. Now…I have to wonder…is the address a clerical error or intentional. I left a message for you. Contact me please
    maria

  12. Hello Mary, Thank you so much for your courage and bringing this to our attention. PLease GET OUT OF THAT HO– USE! Don’t Die! I don’t live in Gas Country. I live in Philadelphia where there are many contaminated Brown Field. Also the politics are very corrupt, as most people know. I was poisoned when they dug up the site illegally and three doctors said to get out. I spent years live from paper bags and camping in generous friends homes, but it was not home and my life stopped. This started in 2006 and I am getting weaker and weaker. I still pay for a house I can’t live in or sell without possibly harming others. I’ve had a crash course in this – as you have. Please take care. There are others like you. I made this youtube Toxic Philadelphia. It is tame and does not tell even a small about of the intentional crimes committed against me by developers, elected officials and civic leaders. God Bless You. Margaret Motheral Philadelphia

  13. Hi Mary Ellen I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story…there are so many that are going through this right now and as the Gas companies Glamorize the wonders of Natural Gas drilling we need people to tell the Truth about it !…I am so sorry for what you are going through and I thank you for being such a caring person….I hope your’s and others story will soon have a better ending as we Stop Natural Gas drilling in Pa…..

  14. I am sharing Mary’s interview to those that will spread the interview on the BCFP the report and Cameraman and M.P. Mauzy you are great at what you all do, at getting the real reporting and stories out
    This is true news and it don’t get any better then this…

  15. Mary McConnell, you are moe than welcome to come to our home. We have plenty of room. I’m in RI but it’s gorgeous here.
    I am very serious about my offer.
    I need to try to help you, been there, done that. I can help you. STAY STRONG, but come here to RI, to our home<3

  16. Wow, talk about bullcrap, this is really a load of it. Why do these big companies feel they have the right to just go onto someone’s property and poison/kill them? Those companies know exactly what they plan on doing, however, they seem to keep the public in the dark. We are like mushrooms to them; always in the dark and being fed a bunch of manure.

    I hope there is something that can be done for this woman as well as anyone else that is in the same situations. Our elected officials were put into office by the people and for the people. WTH happened?

  17. I cant cry I’m so piss off. I’m so disguised with all groups DEP,EPA our Politician etc.I might be going to jail for my signs that state contamination to my home,because i wont take them down.I will not take them down for all that have been living this kinda hell.That includes you Maryellen,Barbara,and Margaret.
    I’m sick and tired of those that steal our properties and our lives due too contamination!!

  18. My heart goes out to Mary, no one should have to go through what she has had to go through. This is not right and this kind of treatment and disrespect needs to be stopped. How do the ones that are elected sleep at night ???

  19. WOW , WHAT A STORY. I COULD FEEL HER PAIN AND ANGUISH. IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES LISTENING TO HER AND WATCHING HER CRY. THE GAZETTE LOST OUT ON A FANTASTIC INTERVIEW. (BUT THAT IS NORMAL FOR THEM). I HOPE SHE CAN SOON SOLVE HER PROBLEMS. I HOPE SHE KEEPS US INFORMED ON ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE FUTURE. GOOD LUCK !!!!

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