Below are letters from very relevant water associations expressing support for further
evaluation of this opportunity. Note that these letters are either addressed or copied to DEP
Secretary McGinty. Thanks to the efforts of Senator Jim Rhoades, in Feb. of 2005 Ms. McGinty
was personally and fully apprised of this opportunity by DiRenzo Coal Co. and its consulting
engineer. The Secretary's response was that in light of the many potential benefits, the DEP
should take a closer look. To date, the DEP has not followed-up in this regard or provided any
formal response, despite implications that it would do so.