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Former Drilling Foe Signs Lease with Cabot

Denise Dennis, who once testified in Philadelphia City Council against gas drilling, has now leased her family’s Susquehanna County farm to Cabot Oil and Gas.

The Philadelphia resident had a powerful story: Her family owned a historic 153-acre farm in Susquehanna County, where her ancestors were among the first freed African Americans to settle in Pennsylvania just after the Revolutionary War. She became a potent symbol in the shale gas wars.
“The process for extracting natural gas from shale is as dirty as coal mining,” she testified to thunderous applause at the 2010 council meeting.

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