The Washington Post is now reporting what I feared was coming when I testified at the Pipeline task force and the DRBC. The Bust is evident for all to see – or it should be. But the momentum is hard to resist and unwarranted optimism is fueled by people who earn their money by drilling holes and laying pipe. The get paid by those who gamble that once they own the well and the pipe money will just flow out of the ground and pay them back.
Will Governor Wolf and those who are expediting pipeline construction and who speak in rosy terms of Philadelphia becoming an energy hub see that the harm they are doing in the name of progress will become both a financial and environmental disaster?
It’s not just that there is already too much gas production, it’s clearer every day that the jig is up on denying climate change. The flood of alarming scientific confirmation is swelling. Will world demand ever grow to absorb the excess capacity? For the sake of our grandchildren we hope not.