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Video: Inside Shale Country

While reporting the story “Pipeline Protest: The New Battleground for Drilling Opponents,” WHYY videographer Kim Paynter travelled with me to catch shots of shale country, and talk to residents of northeast Pennsylvania. Kim shot and produced this video of residents discuss drilling impacts, the Marc 1 Hub pipeline, and the benefits of good jobs that have come to the area.


  • Len

    This video is concerned with the impact on the communities, but it doesn’t stress the fact that if the water well on our property is contaminated by leaks or spills from the fracking our life is changed for the worse. The gas companies provid tanks of water, but what is the quality of the water and the future condition of the water.
    Men are working there, but most that I’ve seen have Texas license plates.
    There is no reason that the state should forgo extraction fees. The gas is ours, but we are giving it away. The roads are being torn up by the thousands of huge trucks driving day and night through these peaceful areas.

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