Pa. Radio Host Says Criticism of Shale Fracking Got Him Fired

June 15, 2011

A long-time conservative radio talk-show host in Pennsylvania's rural Fayette County says he was fired because a guest on his show said drilling for gas in the Marcellus shale formation had contaminated the local groundwater supply with bromine. Robert Foltz, who for 10 years had hosted the "Let's Talk" show on WMBS in Uniontown, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he was fired just moments after the remarks were made on his show by a local municipal official. The radio station said it would not discuss the firing because it was a personnel matter, but did say the firing had nothing to do with the remarks.