Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Marcellus Shale Gas Blowout in North Central PA: Reporter Is Threatened With Being Shot and Arrested

Enjoying a boat ride on the Western Branch of the Susquehanna River, Clearfield County, Central Pennsylvania

Michael Morrill reports at The Daily Kos that he was threatened and told he might possibly be shot and/or arrested if he didn't leave.  He was trying to investigate the gas well blowout last week in Clearfield County, PA .  Read his astounding account of what happened to him when he showed up during the clean-up with a Flip camera.  The extent to which several gas employees pursued and harrassed him is quite surprising.  We should all know that this is happening. Here is an excerpt from Morrill's diary:
They told me that I was on property owned by Punxsutawney Hunt Club, and the members didn't appreciate trespassers They told me, in a veiled threat, that I should leave now, and as long as I was heading out I would probably not get shot.
Read a related article here.  "PA halts drilling by company after gas accident"


Anonymous said...

It is not surprising to me that Morrill would be treated badly, if he was trespassing.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? A contamination of a stream occurred a stream that flows through public lands. I commend Morrill for trying to find out about what is going on there. If you hear screaming from somewhere, are you not going to investigate because it is private property. Even on the public roads there you are often stopped and asked what you are doing and told that it is best if you keep on going.