Pa. should follow N.Y.'s lead on gas drilling

It is puzzling that the New York state Senate placed a moratorium on Marcellus Shale fracking to ensure an adequate review of safety and environmental concerns associated with large water use hydraulic fracking. The senators decided that the health and safety of its citizens was more important than short-term economic gains.

On the other hand, Pennsylvania politicians steadfastly deny there may be a problem linked with pumping 4 to 6 million gallons of contaminated water into the ground for each horizontal well being fracked.

It seems likely Pennsylvania politicians will continue to support money over the welfare of its citizens. According to Follow the, Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett alone accepted $740,404 in contributions from oil and gas interest for his election. Do people really think he will have their best interest in mind when dealing with the gas industry?

The comedian Ron White once eloquently commented that "you can't fix stupid." Makes you wonder if he had Pennsylvania in mind.


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