Pocono Record (Oct 9):
Environmentalist: Firms drilling for natural gas would ‘destroy’ local state game lands
A reporter with anti-drilling views (Jessica Cohen) interviews a local anti-drilling organizer (Pat Carullo) in Northeast Pennsylvania. In the process, you get an article shot full of lies. Mr. Carullo is upset over 2,500 acres owned by the Mushpaugh Sportsman’s Association in Lackawaxen (privately owned, I might add), that are being leased to Cabot Oil & Gas. Mr. Carullo predicts environmental holocaust. He then goes on to rail about the state leasing public lands for drilling, confusing the two issues–the state leasing of public lands held in trust for all citizens, and citizens (or groups of citizens) who possess private property rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The entire “article” is so full of random tirades and so completely one-sided, it’s a joke.