House Committee Told It’s All About Equity, Fairness and Justice Missing at DRBC

Betty Sutliff, retired public school teacher, UDRBC secretary and former NWPOA officer, had a message for the DRBC yesterday; it’s all about the justice.

Good morning, Chairman Metcalfe and members of the State House Government Committee.  My name is Betty Sutliff and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak today.  

I would like to address the double standard that exists between the Delaware River Basin and the Susquehanna River Basin in Pennsylvania with regard to the extraction of natural gas and the injustice of that double standard.  As a retired teacher, my first step in preparing for today, of course, was to consult Merriam-Webster and others with my sights focused on the words “unjust” and “injustice.”

The definition of injustice is “the state of being unfair or unjust.”  Synonyms are “inequity, unfairness, and unjustness.”  Unjust is defined as 1. Not just; not acting justly or fairly, as persons 2. Not in accordance with justice or fairness, as actions.  Synonyms are “inequitable, partial, unfair, wrong.” 

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