Man Confesses, Admits Why He Vandalized Chevron Well in SWPA

copper theftTwo weeks ago MDN told you about two men who had been indicted by a federal grand jury on felony charges of damaging a shale well (or wells) on Chevron’s Burchianti Pad in Greene County, PA in March 2014 (see 2 Men Indicted by Feds for Vandalizing Chevron Wells in SWPA). At the time we said it was too early to speculate what they were up to and why. Those words were prescient. We wondered if it was environmentalism gone amok. Or perhaps previous employees with an ax to grind. Or maybe a drunken stunt. It was none of those things. As it turns out, it was plain old, garden variety theft–of copper wire…

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