Activist groups and especially faith leaders are helping the families in Woodlands, PA whose water was fouled by fracking. You may want to read and respond to their appeal. But my purpose in posting it here is to bring home that shale gas extraction has bad consequences. Has anything really changed in the regulatory framework that allowed this travesty six years ago? Why aren’t those responsible making it right?
There will probably never be satisfactory answers. Laws and regulations fall far short of strict accountability and compensation for environmental damage. And the industry successfully lobbies to keep the enforcement understaffed and encumbered. This is why we must prevent unsafe shale gas extraction here in Bucks County – nothing good comes to locals.