Will Dimock Be the New 'Alamo' for Fracking Foes?

  • Susan Phillips

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Filmmaker Josh Fox protests outside Governor Corbett's office in June

Dimock, Pa., residents and supporters are planning an emergency meeting in response to the announcement by the Department of Environmental Protection that Cabot Oil and Gas no longer has to deliver water to residents. From the AP:

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has been delivering water to homes in the northeast village of Dimock since January of 2009. The Houston-based energy company asked the Department of Environmental Protection for permission to stop the water deliveries by the end of November, saying Dimock’s water is safe to drink.

DEP says Cabot has satisfied all the terms of an agreement reached last year, which promised $4.1 million dollars to affected residents. But not all of those Dimock residents have accepted the settlement and they are still engaged in a lawsuit against the company. Craig Stevens, who lives in nearby Spring Lake Township, sent out an email notice to supporters calling on them to make Dimock “the Alamo” of gas drilling opponents.

“The Only thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is for Good Men to do Nothing ” Sir Edmund Burke
Are You a Good Man or Woman ? What will You do to Help save Your neighbors in need of protection. Will You Stand With Us in Dimock for this Basic Human Right of Clean Water and Air for Our Citizens ? We are calling Dimock Our ALAMO and as the flag says COME AND TAKE IT , We Will Stand Our Ground !

Stevens says he wants to help plan a large rally in downtown Dimock and invite anti-gas drilling documentarian Josh Fox, and folk singer Pete Seeger.
“These elected officials who say it’s fine, I’d like them to come here and drink a 32-ouncer (of this water) right in front of us,” said Stevens. “Crickets will be chirping.”

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