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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Supporting Local Agriculture, Protesting Dangerous Drilling

BESSEMER, PA  More than thirty people gathered in front of an unconventional gas well operated by Shell Oil, to protest the impacts drilling may have on farming, water, and air quality. ?The well pad is within 4,000 feet of Maggie Henry?s farm.? Henry raises organic eggs, poultry and pork, and she fears that unconventional gas drilling will contaminate her well water and force her out of business.? The gas well and the Henry farm lie in an area littered with hundreds of abandoned and unplugged oil wells, which could create a pathway through which gas and fluids from the fracking process can migrate into aquifers. Read More: