Today, I had the opportunity to attend the press conference that preceded the Shale Gas Outrage Demonstration. Below are the videos of those who gave statements at the press conference. The speakers are residents and activists in Marcellus Shale Region, and here are their stories.
Josh Fox – Gasland director
Carol French and Carolyn Knapp – Bradford County farmers who had their wells contaminated by gas drilling.
Craig Stevens and Ryan Kembel – Both are Dimock residents. Craig Stevens – a 6th generation landowner – signed his mineral rights to Cabot Energy. Ryan Kembel had his water contaminated by Cabot Energy.
Francis Vanek – Cornell University – School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kevin Heatley – Restoration Ecologist – Lycoming County Resident
Tracy Carluccio – Delaware Riverkeeper Network – Deputy Director
Sean Kitchen is an Assistant Editor and Social Media Organizer for Raging Chicken Press. He is student at Kutztown University.