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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marcellus Shale Coalition's Katastrophe

I was trying to catch up on the news of the day when I noticed a reference to the Marcellus Shale Coalition's President Kathryn Klaber being interviewed by a Philly TV station.

As you can learn a lot about a person from even a 30 second sound byte, I decided to check it out.

I am glad I did.

I'm sure you caught it, but in case you didn't...please listen again.

Sooo...the safeguards were in place well before the Marcellus was in place? Well, Kathryn: just as an FYI -the Marcellus Shale has been down there well over 300 million years. How, exactly, were the safeguards in place before the Marcellus?

Ooops, I forgot. It's those phantom impermeable layers of bedrock that will prevent toxic fracking fluids from reaching our groundwater aquifers, correct?

This is their chosen leader? And she's paying Tom Ridge to be their political point person? Got news for you folks...their Achilles' heels have been exposed. I'm also hearing from a variety of credible sources that the big Marcellus Shale Pro-Drilling Pow-Wow scheduled for October 1st in Pittsburgh has been abruptly cancelled.

I wonder why?

Recommendation: Finish what you started, Kathryn. Otherwise, you've demonstrated another sign of weakness. PS - Send my check for $75,000 via overnight mail, please...because the advice I just gave you was far more valuable than anything Mr. Ridge has provided so far. You folks are about as predictable as Brett Favre at this point...

BTW...watching her obvious indecision as she walked down the hall was another dead giveaway, but I'll save that thought for a later date.

1 comment:

  1. She's definitely gunshy when she first spots the cameras.

    The biggest problem is that moola.

    All those people who are unemployed, underemployed, facing foreclosure . . . when the drillers talk about riches, landowners have a very hard time refusing the offer.
    This is not simply about accountability for the drillers or getting legislation from Harrisburg ----it is very much about convincing the common Pennsylvanian that the risk is real and present.

    A challenge, to be sure.
    (Hope your feet aren't sore, D.)