In the shale wars, the Dimock battle has been described and watched around America and the world. Reporters from Russia were dispatched to portray shale drilling environmental impacts that they hoped would convince Europe not to develop its shale resources, thereby cementing Putin's gas monopoly. Others from Canada, Britain, and across the USA journeyed to Dimock with varying agendas. Dimock became a football, useful for scoring points, no matter that facts and the real story were mangled.
That is not the case, when Pennsylvania's biggest and most read newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a major story on Sunday. http://www.philly.com/philly/business/167450645.html?viewAll=y. Read this article for a good idea of the swirling controversy and the pain to lots of people on all sides that it caused. Hopefully, Andy Maykuth's article may serve as a near dropping of the curtain on the Dimock drama, and everyone there can get back to living quietly together.