From Marilyn Hunt
China National Petroleum Corp plans to buy Chesapeake shale gas assets. As of July 7 Chesapeake has $13.3 billion in long-term debt.
I am running my family farm. Chesapeake has been exerting unfair pressure on me, to sign away my rights. The rude, careless behavior of contractors, the absolute destruction of state roads, the creation of noise and dust are now followed by trespass and continued efforts to exploit us. The quality of life on my farm is being harmed. Who in the United States would willingly sign an agreement with a Communist country giving away rights to United States territory? Our resources are being stolen by deceit. The farmers in Pennsylvania have been compensated at a very high rate compared to what has been offered in West Virginia. A jury in Roane County in January 2007 decided that $404 million must be paid to those defrauded of royalties by Chesapeake Energy.
The falling price of Chesapeake shares reflects the growing concern in the U.S. over the methods and goals of development by Chesapeake Energy or the next Enron according to victims in Texas. Living for God and Country:
From Marilyn Hunt
This is a letter that can save lives in New Martinsville.
The simple yet powerful act of changing the batteries in smoke alarms when you change the clock back on Nov. 2 can double a family’s chance of getting out of a home fire alive.
The New Martinsville Fire Department has witnessed the tragedy and devastation of home fires. It’s even more heartbreaking when a young life is cut short.
On average, nearly two children die each year in home fires. Overall roughly 80 percent of home fire deaths in the country occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
Considering that residential fire deaths peak in winter months, it makes sense to change your smoke alarm batteries each and every fall.
We hope you will join Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs-our Change your Clock Change Your Battery partner of 21 years-in sharing this lifesaving information with you readers.
New Martinsville Fire Department