Beaver, PA Anti-Frackers Want County to Ban Marcellus Drilling

Last night a couple of anti-fossil fuel residents in Beaver County, PA addressed the new Beaver County Commissioners board at their first meeting of 2016. Both are from the Beaver County Marcellus Shale Awareness Committee, a group formed in 2010 to oppose Marcellus Shale drilling in the county. The two want the commissioners to ban fracking in the county. One of the two, with a receding hairline, gray hair and a ponytail (a sure sign he was once a 60s hippie), calls himself a Reverend and claims a bunch of liberal churches–even the pope!–are against fracking. The Rev doesn’t care much for Shell’s plan to build an ethane cracker in the county either. His alternative? Stick a bunch of solar panels on that site. Yes, we literally fell out of our chair laughing…

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