The people of Centralia, pa just want the government to leave them alone. Also, they want to be able to rebuild their town.
In 1962, the town of Centralia burned trash in a landfill and the fire entered the coal mines under the town and have been burning ever since.
In the 1980's the government started to move people out of the town but it was voluntary at the time. But not long after that, the goverment used eminent domain which gave Pennsylvania the right to take the land from the people and not have to pay the homeowners.
The people of Centralia were lied to. The government told them in the 1980's that no-one would be forced to move or sell their homes.
Please sign this petition and help the people of Centralia.
The people of this small town have been lied and cheated. In the 1980's, the government told them that no-one would be forced to move or sell their homes. But during this time, the government used eminent domain to force people from their homes and not even get paid for the cost of their homes.
So, you have a chance to right a wrong that has happened to this town. Leave the people of Centralia, PA alone and stop trying to force them out of their homes.