Article misrepresents

Wilmington supervisor’s apparent priorities

Editor, The News:

I incredulously read the article,”Future of Farming: Ag secretary talks about preserving industry”, about the Elder family’s commitment to agriculture.

This includes Darren Elder, who as a township supervisor, has supported bringing the toxic industrial process of fracking into the agricultural zones of Wilmington Township, despite numerous articles and studies citing the negative impact on communities and environment.

As a township supervisor, Darren Elder directly shapes/approves the ordinance which dictates where drilling will occur. Farmers’ finances may improve; the farmland itself will not.

Seems hypocritical to present yourself as an advocate for the land.

The beauty of the area and Amish farmland needs protected. Don’t rely on the words of others.

Find out for yourself: watch a documentary, read, attend a local meeting.

Get involved.

Brenda Hickman

New Wilmington

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