Pollution found in Canton, Pa., wells as gas drillers work nearby

This kind of thing is going to happen with increasing regularity, no doubt, as the Marcellus shale  gas-drilling frenzy erupts across Pennsylvania and adjacent states. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the federal EPA will, of course, do their dutiful investigations in the cases they learn about (as if those constitute 100 percent of all) and the frenzy will continue. Wildlife, a word missing from nearly all reporting on the Marcellus shale gas industry, takes it on the chin all the while. A note to reporters: Drilling requires clearing the natural landscape and building roads, causing noise, spawning pollution, etc. Do some reporting on those impacts.


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