StateImpact’s Susan Phillips spent the day in Dimock, Susquehanna County, covering anti-drilling protests. She spoke to WHYY’s Newsworks Tonight about what happened, when Josh Fox and other “fractivists” arrived with a truck of clean water.
The drilling opponents, which also included actor Mark Ruffalo, were there to protest the Department of Environmental Protection’s recent decision allowing Cabot Oil and Gas to stop providing water to Dimock residents whose well water had been contaminated by excess methane. Under the Rendell Administration, DEP had found Cabot responsible for the methane migration. The company contends it’s happening naturally.
Are you trying to catch up on why Dimock has become a flash point for drilling opponents? Start by reading our primer.
Here’s Susan’s interview with Newsworks Tonight.