The Reputation Institute in New York and a professor of public relations at Syracuse University think the aggressive bullying and intimidation tactics used by Range Resources are ill-advised.
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Update: And I just have to add that the quote from Matt Pitzarella is hilarious.
Pitzarella said. “It’s fair to say that we may take a different approach from others from time to time, but no different than a lot of individuals or businesses.”
“It’s just in a different light given the work we do. We accept that and embrace it,” he said.
It seems he is admitting that they are big bullies but it’s okay because there are a lot of other bullies out there. And “in light of the work” they do, they kind of have to bully.
“We have several former [military] psy ops folks that work for us at Range because they’re very comfortable in dealing with localized issues and local governments. Really all they do is spend most of their time helping folks develop local ordinances and things like that. But very much having that understanding of psy ops in the Army and in the Middle East has applied very helpfully here for us in Pennsylvania.”