…besides the fact that both states have gas.
“There’s a lack of regulation and a lack of enforcement,”
That’s what Barbara Arrindell, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability said in reference to the fine Cabot has to pay for slinging toxins all over the place in PA. In one case, Cabot spilled 3 times in one week and two of those spills were on the same fracking day at the same fracking site.
You’re OUT! Third Hydraulic Fracturing Spill in Dimock!
The paid protectors in PA fined Cabot a whole, whopping $56,650. Wow! That’s more than they make in about 5 seconds. I bet that really hurt.
Arrindell had more to say:
Barbara Arrindell of the Pennsylvania anti-drilling group Damascus Citizens for Sustainability blasted the fine as “a joke” too small to remedy pollution.
“This environment is violated,” she said. “It’s not going to get cleaned up because Cabot has to pay the DEP a few thousand dollars.”
Arrindell accused the DEP of being in “partnership” with the gas industry, which is developing the massive Marcellus Shale gas formation beneath Pennsylvania and parts of surrounding states.
Actually, they’re paid protectors, Barbara. I know, because we’ve got ’em here too.
UPDATE: In PA, it costs $6.74/toxic gallon to pollute water and endanger wildlife and humans
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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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