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The View from the Valley

An Exploration into Town-Gown Relations


Archive for February, 2008

EcoAction Fights For Rockview Conservation

Our club, EcoAction, has joined forces with many other organizations including the Moshannon Group of the Sierra Club to battle for responsible ownership of the Spring Creek Canyon lands, currently owned by the State Correctional Institution at Rockview. Rockview is selling off large tracts of land that it currently owns, the largest portion of which […]


PSU Prof knows his stuff…

I enjoyed this piece. Especially this part: “If every state in the nation tolled all roads, it would be like a tax on all commerce,” he said. “It would reduce economic activity, retard growth and cost jobs. In economics, we call it ‘dead weight loss.’” Swan said eastern Pennsylvania – from Harrisburg northeast to Allentown […]


Smoking guns…

I had a good time writing Follow the Money. …and so today, i enjoyed the piece on SOS and in the Collegian about how the FAB is essentially being killed. I won’t regurgitate my comments on its timely death, as i already said i don’t think it changes the basis of a case for suing […]