Chesapeake Withdraws $25K Grant from Morgantown, WV

Yet another gas driller has decided to vote with its pocketbook against a community that insists on banning shale gas drilling.

Chesapeake Energy has decided to withdraw the $25,000 contribution it made to the Morgantown Farmers Market.

Main Street Morgantown says the company withdrew its gift because of the city of Morgantown’s ban on Marcellus shale drilling. In a news release, Chesapeake says “we focus our philanthropy where natural gas production is supported by the community and its leaders,” and that “it dedicates our company’s resources where our industry is supported.”*

*WBOY/Channel 12 (Sep 1, 2011) – Chesapeake Energy Withdraws Morgantown Donation