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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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And think of me, and my children, and our nosebleeds before you unpack that carpetbag.
Brown Bess says
Well, it says the utility gets its gas from the Gulf, but it doesn't say it gets it from fracking in the Gulf (is ocean-going fracking allowed?) And if you really examine the language used in the story it makes it sound as if using local gas would have been the first time it had used gas gotten from the fracking process.
And…can you say that if Dallas or Ft. Worth owned their own utilities and voted not to buy Shale gas in protest, that while you wouldn't be completely satisfied with the scope, as a local activist, you'd take it and run?
I don't know… I can understand it from their POV but I have always had a holistic approach and I realize we are all in this together and we all have to share the burden. It's a subject I've spent much time reflecting upon.
Yes, ocean going fracking is allowed. That is what caused the BP spill.
The gas might be piped to the Gulf then to Philly.
Another Concerned Citizen says
This is a sore subject.
The Gulf could mean our neighbors in LA. They have the Haynesville Shale.
I agree that we are all in this together. By refusing to use their own resources, they are just inflicting pain and suffering on the rest of us.
It puts more demand on our area. Not good and not fair.
Brown Bess says
OK, but people are gonna use natural gas for a long time whether we like it or not. What Pitt is doing is a political boycott of the bad way to get it out of the ground. Exactly what activists asked them to do. No government is going to come out and be 100% anti-natural gas. But this is how you change corporate behavior about fracking in part – by saying we don't want to buy your fracked product.
Never let the perfect become the enemy of the good.
Had he said one of the following:
No fracked gas from anywhere.
No fracked gas from Marcellus which places a burden on Texas so keep that in mind.
For decades, Philly's natural gas has come from Texas at a great cost to it's citizens. Now we understand that cost and we make this declaration to show we are opposed to the risk cracking places on our environment.
They didn't say that.
You know how people are. They start to feel safe in their own backyard and they forget about yours. I don't intend to let them forget.
Sharon you know the BP blowout in gulf wasn't from frac'ing.
Around here it's F-R-A-C-K-I-N-G not frac'ing.
It was the fracker, Halliburton, not the fracking that was responsible for the blow out.