Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How Can We Protect Our Roads from Overweight Gas Industry Trucks

... or any overweight trucks, for that matter? Owego residents raised this issue time and again during planning board meetings regarding Patriot Water Treatment LLC.

Residents all over upstate New York are concerned that taxpayers may end up bearing the economic brunt of natural gas development, leaving the industry - and a few lucky landowners - to benefit.  This week Broome County is looking into requiring a special permit for overweight trucks - $10 per truck.

To read more about how NY towns are dealing with road protection issues see this article in Daily Yonder.

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