I have watched the number of new "anti-fracking" blogs grow over the past few months, and with equal satisfaction, witnessed the growing number of established bloggers jump into the Marcellus Shale fray. I hope it continues.
Yesterday was a very long day. I work at an international law firm in a senior management role, and part of my responsibility includes supporting offices from California to Hong Kong. As I was getting ready to leave last night, I received an e-mail from our London office ( sent at ~11 pm their time ) which I decided to address. That generated several additional e-mails, including one at 5:40 this morning my time. I'm sure I'll need to use the quiet room at some point during the day today to catch up on lost Zzzzz's...or guzzle a six-pack of those 5 hour energy shots.
Anyway, I just want to publicly thank my blogging brother at FRACKED for doing a boatload of research about the DEP Air Quality issue I raised in yesterday's "Back-Door" post. I didn't get home until 9, so his e-mail saved me some valuable time getting up to speed on this issue.
I have an 8:30 conference call this morning, so I have to limit this post. Here's the PA DEP news release on this topic, and here's a document containing the proposed exemptions. I'll do my best to summarize this issue as soon as I can.
I'm hearing a major news conference is being scheduled in the next few days in Luzerne County.
Thursday PA Environmental NewsClips
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