In 1930, my greatgrandparents purchased a beautiful farm in Bradford County, PA, in a little hamlet called French Azilum. In the summer, we spent time there, resting, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the wild flowers, the bright stars and planets on a clear moonlit night, and swimming in the Susquehanna River. If gas drilling is allowed to continue, Bradford County and all of Pennsylvania will be forever changed, ruined beyond repair.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Marcellus Shale: Cabot Hearts Animals?
Cabot Oil and Gas has done it again. It is showing us how much they care about the local community and animals. Their gas drilling is destroying animal habitat and providing light and noise pollution that disrupt the lives of animals. And well pads cause runoff which puts toxic chemicals in local fields and streams which serve as water sources for animals. Fish kills and sick and dying farm animals are reported with regularity. Nonetheless, Cabot is offering to match donations to True Friends Animal Welfare Shelter in Montrose, PA. The gas company is described as "a good corporate citizen for the community." They are offering $10,000. Such a pittance compared to the harm they are doing to animals every single day. If only animals could read signs: Do not drink the water.