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Friday, August 15, 2014

Sen. Scarnati Turnaround on Shale Gas Drilling in His Home Watershed: “The Bore Hole Will be Abandoned”

Sen. Scarnati Turnaround on Shale Gas Drilling in His Home Watershed: “The Bore Hole Will be Abandoned”

August 13, 2014
State Senator Joe Scarnati (center) and State Representative Matt Gabler visited the Flatirons Marcellus Shale drilling site in the Brockway watershed in 2011. Photo: 1490 newsblog.
Big news. Good news. Remember when Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, the largest fracked gas producer in the U.S., decided to sue the frackers because he didn’t like their activities in his Texas backyard?
At the time, we thought perhaps we should deliver some pizza to Rex Tillerson’s legal team to show our support and solidarity. But we were too busy tracking workers’ deaths in the shalefields at the time, so we never got around to it.
Now in a similarly contradictory move, Pennsylvania State Senator Joe Scarnati, Republican from Jefferson County, has announced — proudly — on his own website, on August 11th, 2014, that the watershed in his own backyard will be protected from water contamination from fracking:
Flatirons Development, LLC, has agreed to discontinue Marcellus drilling operations of the Brandon-Day well which is located upstream of the Brockway Borough Municipal Authority Rattlesnake Reservoir.  The existing bore hole will be abandoned, sealed and reclaimed to eliminate the possibility of watershed contamination.
This is a huge turnaround for a Pennsylvania state senator who has denied the possibility of water pollution from drilling and fracking for the past five years, frustrating the bejesus out of his constituents.  Scarnati, the PA Senate’s President Pro Tempore, is a powerful and controversial figure. Read more....

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

will you Joe come stop the tracking in our area in Cameron County?

Anonymous said...

What a piece of crap. Its ok for it to be in everyone else's backyard, but not his own. How many other people have had drilling in THEIR watersheds?

Anonymous said...

Great. Now that his water is safe, they will move on to dump it on somebody else that doesn't have any clout; like the people in Grant Township in Indiana County that are fighting waste-water injection wells and are being sued by PG&E. Is Scarnati going to save their water too? I wouldn't hold my breath. Just like the rest of the politicians he'll only look out for himself.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

maybe we should vote out of office or maybe the drillers didn't donate enough. he isn't serving the best interest of the people of PA.

Anonymous said...

Come to Cameron county, Joe! It's madness here in the Susquehanna headwaters! All the weeks here are conveniently located at the top of mountains, next to high quality streams, which will affect all the drinking water between here and the Atlantic!