Shale Gas Drillers Spread STDs Says PA Democrat Legislator

You know you’re winning the battle when the other side stoops to this… PA Rep. Mike Sturla (Democrat, Lancaster County) wrote the following in an email to Capitolwire:

“Also, aside from building roads so their trucks can get to drill sites and doing a little stream work to mitigate damage from their road building, exactly what are all those things the drillers are doing for the local communities? Patronizing the bars at night? Driving up the cost of rental housing? Spreading sexually transmitted disease amongst the womenfolk? Causing school districts to ask local governments to ban truck traffic on local roads during school bus pick up and drop off times so kids don’t get killed? Upgrading emergency preparedness equipment to handle a well blow out? Running compressor stations that have decibel levels equal to a jet engine?…Really community oriented stuff…”

Hopefully the “womenfolk” (and menfolk) of Lancaster County will toss this Neanderthal out at the next election.

*Early Returns/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Aug 16, 2011) – Top Dem: Shale boom spreading STDs