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Dimock Braces For Zombie Invasion

Residents of Dimock, Susquehanna County have been through a lot in the last few years. Methane-contaminated well water, costly legal battles.

Something worse is on its way, though: zombies.

The walking dead are set to arrive October 30.

That’s because a group of anti-fracking activists have organized an event called “Zombies Occupy Dimock.” It’s a Halloween-themed protest against natural gas drilling, and the Department of Environmental Protection’s recent decision to allow Cabot Oil and Gas to stop providing water to Dimock residents with methane-contaminated wells.

Why zombies? “It’s Halloween, and these movements don’t pay very well,” explained organizer Alex Lotorto. “So if we don’t have fun going it – if we can’t have fun it’s not worth fighting.”

Lotorto emphasized he’s serious about opposing hydraulic fracturing, but added, “it’s good to have fun.” He helped organize an anti-drilling event in Pittsburgh last year that featured “Count Frackula” and “Frackenstein.”

Lotorto is expecting more than 20 zombies next week. There’s more information on the event’s website.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vera-Scroggins/725945851 Vera Scroggins

    yes, do join us on the Zombie Walk and meet at the Dimock Church across from the Dimock Township Building and take a stand for clean water for our residents and neighbors.

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