|The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is attempting to identify all the native trout streams in Pennsylvania as Marcellus Gas production increases in order to protect the streams.|
On September 15, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell shut down an intelligence gathering operation designed to gather information on opponents of Marcellus Shale drilling. The information and the program was operated by Pennsylvania Homeland Security Department. This is an amazing and quite remarkable story. The person in charge of the program designed to get information on suspected environmental terrorists (people who question the safety of the drilling), James Powers, was not fired. One has to wonder about what these folks were thinking?