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Penn State University warns of Marcellus Shale’s effect on wildlife

March 31, 2011

Pennsylvania State University is an institution that accepts large amounts of funding from the oil and gas industry, but researchers there at the school have concerns too.

Last week Penn State officials stated that, ” The location of a Marcellus Shale drilling pad site could mean the difference between life or extinction for some of Pennsylvania’s unique wildlife”.

“People here care about our wildlife, resources and outdoor recreation.  Sure, there’s a lot of value in the natural gas below ground but there’s plenty of value in what’s above ground, too,” said Penn State wildlife resources professor Margaret C. Brittingham.

  1. Joe Seitz permalink
    April 2, 2011 7:53 pm

    Lots of bad stuff going on in Clearfield County. My friends Trout stream turned milk white for aweek. Seems the drilling company was dumping the waste of the drilling intoditches they dug. Plus used some around the headwaters of little Trout Run near Shawsville for a stream crossing. I believe this is the 2nd or 3rd stream they killed in Clearfield

  2. April 2, 2011 9:18 pm

    It’s about time they woke up and smelled the dead carcasses.

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