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Pa. citizens group targets gas drilling pollution

October 9, 2013
Associated Press

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A community group in northeastern Pennsylvania aims to reduce Marcellus Shale gas drilling air pollution by seeking dialogue with the industry.

Breathe Easy Susquehanna County says in a release that they aim to protect regional air quality and health, and will promote respectful dialogue with the industry to seek the lowest possible levels of air pollution. The non-partisan group is based in Montrose, which is about 40 miles north of Scranton.

BESC members say the industry can use technology to voluntarily reduce air pollution to levels below existing regulations. The group says some of its members have family who work in the industry while others don't even have drilling leases.

The Marcellus Shale extends below parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York.



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