Thursday, August 11, 2011
Yea, though we walk through the valley...
Way back in 2008, when I first read about horizontal hydrofracturing in the Marcellus Shale formation, I immediately knew that dark days lay ahead for the Susquehanna River, and in a larger sense, PA's environment as a whole.
I don't have the time or inclination to link back through the hundreds of posts I've written on this topic, but suffice it to say that most of what I've predicted has come to pass. I know you might think it's easy for me to say that...but other longtime bloggers are saying it as well.
In less than two weeks, an exceptional value stream in northeastern PA has been contaminated by three separate drilling mud spills...and the industry casually refers to the events as "inadvertent returns".
And their fix? Reroute the stream...sorry, the exceptional value stream.
I wonder what will happen when they start drilling under the Susquehanna?
The dark days are here, folks. But the news of the day pales in comparison to what lies ahead.