"Documents Show Homeland Security Tracks Anti-Drill Groups in Pa."

"According to recently leaked documents, the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security has been tracking anti-gas drilling groups and their meetings — including a public screening of the film 'Gasland,' a documentary about the environmental hazards of natural gas drilling.

The office has included the information in its weekly intelligence bulletins sent to law enforcement agencies.

The bulletins are also sent to gas companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Activists and environmental groups have responded with outrage and some alarm.

“There’s something dead-fishy here. ... Something is rotten,” activist Gene Stilp said. He has called for a formal House and Senate inquiry into the activities of the Homeland Security Office."

Donald Gilliland reports for the Harrisburg Patriot-News September 14, 2010.

SEE ALSO:

"Wyoming Fracking Rules Would Disclose Drilling Chemicals" (ProPublica)

"EPA Told Gas Drilling Does, Does Not Taint Water" (AP)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010