Monday, August 27, 2012

Philly Inquirer Bringing Curtain Down On Dimock Drama

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.  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.


  1. Concerned ScientistAugust 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    A good read. The guy with the gun was a little scary. But his story highlights that some people are just angry and this issue gives them something to focus their anger on.

    I think you handled it correctly from the beginning.

  2. the problems are real-- they started after drilling in the area in 2008 ! and it's not that easy to resolve. Bad casing is still a problem with other companies like WPX in our Susquehanna County and there is now an 9 month-investigation into the latest gas migration problem along with high arsenic, barium, aluminum, etc... The disruption of the Earth down below from high-pressure drilling and fracking has not been resolved and people throughout our State continue to report problems with water and air from the emissions.