Saturday, October 16, 2010
Marcellus Marathon: 35 Miles and counting
No, it's not a race...but talk about a target-rich environment!
Anyway, here's more information about yet another "ooops" incident that the Marcellus Shale Coalition has chosen to ignore. And here's another article about the same spill from last week.
Imagine that. An unknown quantity of unknown substances leaked on a highway for 35 to 40 miles. Assuming the driver was obeying the speed limit, that's quite a long time not to notice that a drum was leaking. I wonder if anyone driving behind the truck noticed the leak...or was exposed to the leaking liquid?
I wonder how non-hazardous the "non-corrosive" leaking substance really was? Would Chief Gill tip a glass or two based upon the sayso of Frac Tech Services? Freak accident my dupa. It's carelessness and the continuation of the "who gives a frack" attitude of the entire natural gas industry.
Day after day, week after week, the Marcellus Shale "ooopscidents" pile up. And where are our elected leaders? Where is the Marcellus Shale Coalition and their point-puppet Tom Ridge with all their lofty promises? Where is the DEP? Where are our two gubernatorial candidates?
Ummmmm...Kat got your tongues? Or wallets?
And where, my friends, is the outrage?
I'm very sorry to tell you this, but bumper stickers ain't gonna get it done.