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UticaOD.com recently ran an appalling piece entitled “Fracking up close and personal isn’t a pretty sight” that was such a biased and infactual article that we had to issue a response.  The article attempts to portray the “bad” side of natural gas exploration but provides no hard...

Note:  Following piece adapted from remarks made at Town of Bethel, Sullivan County, New York meeting on August 27. I feel badly for the Bethel Town Board members, you are confronted with a mess.  Environmental zealots, natural gas advocates, second home owners, farmers, the unemployed...

The Town of Lumberland in Sullivan County, New York is on the outside edge of an area thought to have recoverable Marcellus Shale gas.  It is, therefore, a place where the cost and risk to local officials in taking a position against natural gas development...

I recently received the following letter from a long-time resident of the Upper Delaware River valley, who wishes to remain anonymous.  She is a retired local school teacher with a farm background.  It illustrates the cultural and political dynamic that underlies so much of the...

Last Tuesday, something remarkable occurred in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania – landowners from multiple counties discussed the potential for working together to fight the misinformation regarding natural gas that is plaguing their communities.  Some 35 or so people attended the first meeting and they...

Representative Rick Mirabito, the Pennsylvania House Representative for the 83rd district in Lycoming County, PA held a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss the Marc-1 pipeline project (among other things).  The meeting was hyped on various anti-gas development websites and opponents were urged to...

Over the weekend a dramatic event occurred that significantly impacted the water quality of all metropolitan New Yorkers.  As reported by the New York Times, the City’s North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, which treats up to 125 million gallons of sewage a day, suffered a...

American Water Works Assoc. Paper Parrots Debunked Gasland Claims About Hydrofracturing Founded in 1881, the Denver, CO-based American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) stated purpose, according to its site, is being for “the exchange of information pertaining to the management of water-works, for the mutual advancement of consumers...

The utter absurdity of putting three current or former NRDC lawyers on Joe Martens’ Hydrofracturing Advisory Panel  is made yet further apparent by an Associated Press story posted late yesterday.  Here is what  Kate Sindling of the radical soap-hating, lawsuit loving NRDC had to say...