BY Dwight Baker
Lawyers want water for Pa. town's tainted wells
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
Posted: 11/04/2011 10:25:05 AM MDT
SCRANTON, Pa.—A law firm has demanded that Pennsylvania environmental regulators force a natural-gas driller to continue delivering replacement water to residents of a town whose drinking water wells were tainted with methane and possibly hazardous chemicals.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has been delivering water to homes in the northeastern Pennsylvania village of Dimock since January 2009. The Houston-based energy company asserts Dimock's water is safe to drink and won regulatory permission last month to stop the water deliveries by the end of November.
Cabot knows how to Grease the Wheels on Politicians Band Wagons. Yes regulatory permission means that some politician made the call. Now does that ever stop? The only way to do so is start locking up those who have crooked then crooked the books to take away the guilt shame and blame in offending persons and property.
I believe the story goes much deeper than just with Cabot. I believe but do not have proof yet that XTO drilled many wells in that same region and have wells that are leaking natural gas in fresh water sands. Now XTO is part of EXXON MOBIL and it is easy to see with one TV AD after another that the big pitch of how much that industry means to America and how good they are is a propaganda push to help these kinds of things to go away.
Where is the EPA?