Letter to the Editor: O’Mara, Palmesano should listen to the people
In response to the Dec. 7 article about the town hall meeting with O’Mara and Palmesano, I would like to comment on their inappropriate focusing on the scientific and financial aspects of the practice of hydrofracking. They need to consider that they are representatives of the people residing within their districts and that (hopefully) most of the money and power they derive from their position is also from the people.
The people of this area have decided that “quality of life” is substantially more important than the dubious claims of financial gain. The people’s decision must be respected and promoted by the people’s representatives.
Therefore, if you consider that within their districts probably 95 percent of Democrats and 50 percent of all Republicans and 75 percent of the remaining people are vehemently opposed to fracking, then it is simply and obviously their responsibility to oppose “fracking” whenever and wherever they can.