Thursday, April 21, 2011
It's an Occupation: No Room at the Inn in Towanda, PA
Gas drillers literally move in and occupy any area in which they operate. It is tantamount to a military invasion. Where once the local people went about their daily lives in peace, now the roughnecks are in charge. They are everywhere, in the coffee shops, restaurants, motels, and clogging the highways and little country roads. There is hardly room for the local residents or tourists or hunters or fishermen who may try to find a place to stay. It's Boomtown USA. Great for the merchants for a while, maybe even decades. But bad for the environment and human beings who reside in the area. Great for a few landowners who will make some good money. Bad for everyone else who suffers the consequences with no benefits whatsoever.