I am told that Diane Rehm has 150 acres in Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and has told others that she was a near lone hold out in refusing to lease her land for drilling.
To be clear, I would defend the right of any private land owner to lease their land or not to lease their land. Gas drilling is industrial activity and it cannot be done with zero impacts. Some landowners have joined Ms. Rehm in not leasing their property, while the vast majority have signed leases.
But the favoritism that Ms. Rehm shows toward the NYT Reporter and the Cornell professor who wants to ban shale gas and the hostility she cannot conceal for those who disagree with that view now makes a lot of sense.