Gas industry shills, as witnessed in the April 9 letter by Dan Garcia, "Media Leap to Assumptions About Marcellus Health Impacts," are desperate to squash any news of sick families being created by Marcellus Shale gas production.
We have known the Hallowich family since 2009 and know firsthand of their plight after being surrounded by gas production facilities in their own toxic "Gasland."
Their young daughter awoke at night with unusual nosebleeds, both children looked sickly and much more. Hardly "baseless claims," as energy industry-employed Mr. Garcia implies. Their health issues were real and greed was not a factor, while moving their family away from the toxins was a doctor-recommended top priority.
Hopefully, everyday citizens will see this as another industry ploy to destroy good people's reputations while pulling the wool over your eyes. After all, gas production is filthy business.