(The following was written today with old fashioned pen an paper. No electric on the mountain. Due to the 9-8-09 drilling promotion being held in Rock Hill at Bernie’s, I wanted to post this announcement and correspondence before getting all the Party photos uploaded. Sorry!)
Dear Gas Drilling Companies That Are Eying Sullivan County, New York:
First, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your frequent visits to this site, Breathing Is Political. Some of the “hits” are probably “ping backs.” (I don’t really understand all that blog stuff either, so don’t be embarrassed.) I do notice, however that some of your visits have lasted long enough for a good read. Great!
I’d welcome an opportunity to discuss with you more targeted ways by which you can endorse Breathing Is Political. Perhaps over a glass of Dimock, Pennsylvania’s finest fire water? Or, maybe at your industry-sponsored promotional event tomorrow night at Bernie’s in Rock Hill, NY. (See the CottageWorks Community Calendar for details.)
I also want to express my personal gratitude for the informational sessions you’ve planned in New York. I genuinely appreciate having this opportunity to hear about all the benefits in store for us in Sullivan County. I’ve included links for your convenience here because you might not remember where Sullivan County and the Delaware River Basin are. I know how busy you’ve been in Dimock, Pennsylvania, Fort Worth, Texas, Pavilion, Wyoming and so many other places where drilling is creating whole new landscapes and jazzing up the water with an array of additives.
Just one quick update about our Light Up The Delaware River Party last night because I know you’re interested. Evidently, a couple of Pennsylvania river officers were forced to eject three middle-aged people from a PA access site. The three revelers were preparing to pour cups of clean water into the River or something bizarre like that. Sigh. What can ya’ do, right? (Turned out there were nearer 20 participants for the candle lighting on the Bridge but more about that tomorrow.) I did hear reports that one of the agents looked “a bit sheepish” about the role he was playing and happily, neither officer felt the need to unholster his sidearm. Thank goodness, right?
Please excuse the disjointedness of this. I’m just so excited to finally have a way to talk with you! (By the way, could you please call Josh Fox at Water Under Attack? I know he’d love to hear from you.)
Sorry for that diversion. My Granny-something brain is easily distracted.
Since your interest in my modest little rag sheet has been rewarding for you, I’m posting this letter to other blogs. I’m sure they’ll do everything they can to encourage lots of interest in, and attendance at, the upcoming promotional events you’ve scheduled for New York State.
And there are supportive documents at Governor Paterson’s site, aren’t there? I know he’s getting pretty excited about all the gas dollars waiting to be plucked from the Marcellus Shale in New York. But don’t worry yourself over the details. We’ll have you covered.
FYI: Coming tomorrow, “How To Light Up The Delaware River in under five weeks for less than $1,000. (Hint: it starts with an inspired idea. Mine came from Gandhi. And yours…? What with your millions? billions? for national TV ad campaigns, you’ll find our grassroots efforts interesting in a folksy, anthropologic kind of way. Enjoy!
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