A Couple of Editorials….

1. The gas companies that want to drill in the Marcellus Shale all know, just like other businesses, that they must spend money in order to make money. In 2008 they contributed a total of $36 million to candidates in national elections, and spent $133 million on lobbying. In 2009 they spent a whopping $169 million on Washington lobbying, ranking just third among industrial sectors….


2. I am not against gas exploration in our state. I do disagree with some of the methods and maneuvers being practiced as well as some of the deals that some of the gas companies made with many landowners, as they capitalized and took advantage of them, by obtaining early lease agreements, for the purpose of excessive profits in the future.


3. As an environmentally conscious resident of Pennsylvania, I cannot understand why the state has failed to issue a severance tax on the extraction of natural gas. It is undeniable that the operations surrounding natural gas extraction have major environmental consequences.


One Response

  1. Onshore Gas Drilling Pollution Disasters have compromised water from toxic chemicals used in drilling fluids. The government exempted the Poisons from being included in water testing! An underground live video cam can show where toxic drilling chemical end up…in your next sip of water, in your bath water near gas drilling? Spread the word: Humans, wildlife and aquatic life are being polluted by toxic chemicals while the government and corporations legally loot and pollute. This is an onshore gas drilling environmental crime! We are not environmentalist, just ordinary citizens who have seen the truth of buried secrets. We don’t believe or trust anyone who believes in fossil fuels and “Riches”. You can’t clean dirty water offshore or onshore! See what we have learned about gas drilling pollution, same story onshore but most people including the president are clueless to toxic brews.

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