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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Susquehanna Methane Bubbling

These three words have been "Googled" thousands of times over the past week. And from all over the world, they've landed on this blog. Many are coming back daily.

First, thanks for visiting.  In the days and weeks ahead, as this story and struggle continues to unfold, I hope you'll not only return...but I ask that you please spread the word to others. We need the world to be aware of what's happening here in the northeastern United States of America. More than that, if you have gas shales in your part of the world, we need you to understand what will happen when you hear the word "hydrofracturing". And if it's used in the same sentence with the word "safe", you'll know someone is lying.

To that end, I'd ask you to take a few minutes to view a .ppt presentation put together by a resident of Bradford County, PA. Their home is not too far from where the Susquehanna started to belch methane just about a week ago, and their lives have been forever altered for the worse. They have begun to take action, and with their permission, please witness their story.

Note: If you cannot view the link, you will need a Google account to view this document stored on Google docs. Gmail is the quickest, easiest route.

By the way, the 'spokesfolks' for the Natural Gas Industry - the Marcellus Shale Coalition - have been very, very quiet since the Susquehanna became contaminated with bubbling methane. I wonder why?

To all: This is happening - right now - in homes throughout the Marcellus Shale region, and we need to stop it...and we can. Election Day is right around the corner. Vote 'em all out.

Mitakuye Oyasin.

1 comment:

  1. I just heard about here this in Harrisburg this past week. Josh Fox (of "Gasland") is having a press conference in the Capital rotunda on September 14 at 10:00 a.m.

    There will also be a rally on September 21 at the Capital, at noon. Sept. 21 is also the day people are to meet with their legislators to ask for a drilling moratorium.

    The really awful thing about fracking is that once the gas is extracted and used up, we will be back at square one: scraping the bottom of the barrel for fossil fuels!

    Susan Norris
    Transition Harrisburg