Now that Pennsylvania is such a hotbed for the oil and natural gas located in the underground Marcellus Shale, I wonder if these types of incidents are going to become a regular occurrence. But don't worry, my vast and loyal readership, if republicans have their way, there will be little to no regulation or supervision of these wells. And if you are gullible enough to believe the ridiculous commercials on television that suggest that actually taxing these huge moneymaking energy companies that are now rushing from all over the country to dig for our oil and natural gas will hurt, rather than help, the local economies, well, then, you're just wrong. Corporations have LOTS of money to spend on affecting public opinion. Not so much money on safety regulations and disaster preparedness, it seems.
Blast at natural gas well kills 2 workers
Texas firm puts out fire in Indiana Twp. and caps the well
Saturday, July 24, 2010
By Moriah Balingit, Jim McKinnon and Sean Hamill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette