Natural Gas Industry Moves from the Absurd to the Profane

OMG…not his, mine. Well, maybe his, too.

Appalachian Chronicle

God opposes farming, supports fracking, says gas industry executive at FERC meeting

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Executive Director Corky DeMarco of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) said here last evening that it is not God’s will that West Virginians be farmers. Instead, he said, it is God’s will that the natural gas industry extract all it can out of the Marcellus shale. This spill on Buckeye Creek in Doddridge County, W.Va. in 2009 is an example of how the natural gas industry cares for creation. Photo by Ed Wade Jr. This spill on Buckeye Creek in Doddridge County, W.Va. in 2009 is an example of how the natural gas industry cares for creation.
Photo by Doddridge County Watershed Association.

He said this at the last of several public scoping meetings being held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider the environmental impact of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Those who find it hard to believe that he would make such a statement need only wait for the transcript of the meeting to…

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