The results of the Congressional National Gas Caucus concerning the environmental and economic impacts of shale production in Pennsylvania was represented by U.S. Reps, as well as local officials and community leaders who gave nothing but positive testimony concerning the natural gas industry. Those who made up this caucus claim to be bipartisan, which relates to both sides of any issue.
They claim there is misinformation surrounding the drilling controversy. It stands to reason that there is two sides to any happening in our world today. Why then accent the positive and ignore the so-called negative?
Upon reading the article, "hearing touches on environmental issues," every paragraph contained such insignificant and controversial statements such as, and I quote, gas companies here "are very good stewards" of our land compared to elsewhere, average salaries are $82,643 for those employed by gas companies, people are welcome to come and testify in Washington, D.C., there has been tremendous recovery in the health of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, fracking fluids consist of sand and water and "natural stuff" like guar gum, and one's natural gas export philosophy is akin to his Blue Bell ice cream one: Eat all you can and then sell the rest.
It is evident that money is the common denominator in this country. It challenges the true difference between right and wrong, the good and the bad, as it exempts those involved from subjection or obligation.