Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Published: September 20, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Hand that feeds you

If one is making money from shale-gas drilling, one doesn’t want to say anything bad about shale-gas drilling — doesn’t want to “bite the hand that feeds you.”
Even if one should happen to notice something that doesn’t look or smell right with regard to this drilling, one just looks (or sniffs) the other way, for fear of interrupting that golden flow of money coming in.
And if one’s neighbors start asking questions, insinuating that the “gassers” may be responsible for certain local contamination incidents, one tells them that they are foolish, that they don’t know what they’re talking about, that they had best be quiet. Translation: “Don’t mess with my money!”
One doesn’t receive royalty checks; one receives loyalty checks.

Controls go here



Joseph P. McMurry
Butler Township
Back
 
Comments
 
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HEADLINES
arrow Power mongers
arrow Wrong buyer
arrow Update the tax code
arrow A Kelly-Trump rift?
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Many questions remain in boat crash that kills 3
arrow Man stabbed in the city
arrow Police obtain warrant for stabbing suspect
arrow Butler County's historic parrot reaches 55