Commentary & Video: Corbett’s silence over Marcellus Shale protests is disturbing
Protecting Our Waters Director Iris Marie Bloom spoke with reporter Laura Vecsey at length during the recent Gas Truth of Central PA Harrisburg Rally and she came away from the conversation with the belief that Laura is both a serious and strong thinker.
Laura’s article is accompanied by photos (POW’s homemade gas masks once again show up and seem to have been a popular favorite at the Rally) and a short video highlighting how protesters could be heard at the new Governor’s inauguration. The video along with Laura’s words “On the steps of the state Capitol, Corbett seemed to strain to take in the mild applause of a well-heeled audience that was almost drowned out by Marcellus Shale gas drilling protesters” show that everyone present to support the Rally’s cause got the message out loud and clear.
Representative Greg Vitali was one of the few, if not the only PA legislators who came out to listen and share information with those of us at the Rally who are deeply concerned about shale gas drilling, the environment, justice, and human health. It is good to see his comment at the end of this article.