Steve Smith and his daughters, Kaydan, aged six, and Haley, two, stand where the family mobile home used to be. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in Jersey Shore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant for Marcellus Shale gas drilling.    
  
 
  
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  Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Steve Smith and his daughters, Kaydan, aged six, and Haley, two, stand where the family mobile home used to be. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in Jersey Shore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant for Marcellus Shale gas drilling.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Deb Eck, a resident of Riverdale trailer park, lives in chaos during the transition between eviction and move. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in JerseyShore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant forMarcellus Shale gas drilling © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Deb Eck, a resident of Riverdale trailer park, lives in chaos during the transition between eviction and move. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in JerseyShore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant forMarcellus Shale gas drilling © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Activist Wendy Lynne Lee talks to Riverdale residentChevelle Eck through a chain-link fence constructedshortly after activists were led off the property.  Riverdale trailer park residents were evicted to clear theway for a water extraction plant that will supply 3 million or more gallons of water a day to Range Resourcesdrilling operations in the area.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Activist Wendy Lynne Lee talks to Riverdale residentChevelle Eck through a chain-link fence constructedshortly after activists were led off the property.  Riverdale trailer park residents were evicted to clear theway for a water extraction plant that will supply 3 million or more gallons of water a day to Range Resourcesdrilling operations in the area.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Activists and a gas rig worker meet at the edge of a gas-drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest where drilling from one rig radiated out in eleven different directions.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Activists and a gas rig worker meet at the edge of a gas-drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest where drilling from one rig radiated out in eleven different directions. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Carrie Hahn, an activist in New Wilmington area, talks to an Amish farmer about the hazards of allowing a gas drilling operation on his land.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Carrie Hahn, an activist in New Wilmington area, talks to an Amish farmer about the hazards of allowing a gas drilling operation on his land.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Jack Sordoni, of Homeland Energy Ventures, works with farmers to explain land leasing opportunities in their community.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Jack Sordoni, of Homeland Energy Ventures, works with farmers to explain land leasing opportunities in their community.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 An activist walks a water pipe stretched precariously across the landscape in Bradford County, one of the areas most heavily impacted by shale gas extraction.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

An activist walks a water pipe stretched precariously across the landscape in Bradford County, one of the areas most heavily impacted by shale gas extraction.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Barbara Clifford's family has lived on this farm for four generations. Now it is threatened by the industrialization of the entire area. Drilling rigs and compressor stations dot the landscape here in Montrose, PA threatening the family's dream of an organic farm and idyllic rural lifestyle.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Barbara Clifford's family has lived on this farm for four generations. Now it is threatened by the industrialization of the entire area. Drilling rigs and compressor stations dot the landscape here in Montrose, PA threatening the family's dream of an organic farm and idyllic rural lifestyle.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 The Susquehanna River flows through areas threatened by the shale gas industry. It is key to all drilling operations as a source for clean water to frack each gas well, and sometimes also a repository for wastewater.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

The Susquehanna River flows through areas threatened by the shale gas industry. It is key to all drilling operations as a source for clean water to frack each gas well, and sometimes also a repository for wastewater. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran pastor and environmental activist, regularly balances her passion for the earth with caring for her flock. She hugs the young son of a gas worker.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran pastor and environmental activist, regularly balances her passion for the earth with caring for her flock. She hugs the young son of a gas worker. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Devon Navarro shows his red coveralls stained by black fracking chemicals. Devon has since lost his job due to the downturn in gas prices. The job security he had hoped for, to care for his family of six, was just a dream.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Devon Navarro shows his red coveralls stained by black fracking chemicals. Devon has since lost his job due to the downturn in gas prices. The job security he had hoped for, to care for his family of six, was just a dream. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Near Dimock Pa. Cabot drilling operations dot the once rural landscape. These trucks contain fracking fluid, a blend of water and chemicals that will be used to frack a nearby well.© Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Near Dimock Pa. Cabot drilling operations dot the once rural landscape. These trucks contain fracking fluid, a blend of water and chemicals that will be used to frack a nearby well.© Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Ray Kemble no longer trusts anyone. He lives in Dimock, PA- ground zero in the fracking fight. He believes that Cabot drilling operations fouled the water of many of the residents here several years ago. Many must still use water from water buffalos and not the once-clean underground source.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Ray Kemble no longer trusts anyone. He lives in Dimock, PA- ground zero in the fracking fight. He believes that Cabot drilling operations fouled the water of many of the residents here several years ago. Many must still use water from water buffalos and not the once-clean underground source. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Lobbyist and activist- on the sidelines at a protest in Harrisburg, PA.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Lobbyist and activist- on the sidelines at a protest in Harrisburg, PA. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran Minister and environmental activist, prays for sanity and balance in the fracking fight- rotunda of the PA state capitol.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran Minister and environmental activist, prays for sanity and balance in the fracking fight- rotunda of the PA state capitol. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Kim McEvoy and her daughter have to walk several miles to a neighbor's home to do their laundry. Since drilling for gas began in their area, their water is either black, smelly, or simply gone.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Kim McEvoy and her daughter have to walk several miles to a neighbor's home to do their laundry. Since drilling for gas began in their area, their water is either black, smelly, or simply gone. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Kim McEvoy shows Carrie Hahn the contaminated water that the DEP has proclaimed "safe" to drink after Rex Energy began gas exploration in their area outside Evans City. Both women became activists out of frustration and anger when, they felt, both local and state authorities turned their back ion their plight.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Kim McEvoy shows Carrie Hahn the contaminated water that the DEP has proclaimed "safe" to drink after Rex Energy began gas exploration in their area outside Evans City. Both women became activists out of frustration and anger when, they felt, both local and state authorities turned their back ion their plight. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 McEvoy and her daughter stand in the brown spot that used to hold their water buffalo, the only source of safe drinking water for the family. The container, originally provided by Rex Energy, was taken away when their water was deemed "safe", though it was still brown and smelled like rotten eggs as it flowed from the kitchen faucet.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

McEvoy and her daughter stand in the brown spot that used to hold their water buffalo, the only source of safe drinking water for the family. The container, originally provided by Rex Energy, was taken away when their water was deemed "safe", though it was still brown and smelled like rotten eggs as it flowed from the kitchen faucet. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 One of many activists who shut down a large drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest sits behind a barricade of brush, locked to a rope. The activists held off police efforts to open the road to the rig, which forced its shutdown for an entire day.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

One of many activists who shut down a large drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest sits behind a barricade of brush, locked to a rope. The activists held off police efforts to open the road to the rig, which forced its shutdown for an entire day. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Betty Whyte stands in her now empty mobile home in Riverdale Trailer Park. The land underneath was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water extraction plant. Residents, many of whom were elderly and living on restricted budgets, were forced to move suddenly and with only $1,200 to $2,500 in compensation. Betty and her husband, Bill, have been married for fifty-one years. This was their home for much of that time.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Betty Whyte stands in her now empty mobile home in Riverdale Trailer Park. The land underneath was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water extraction plant. Residents, many of whom were elderly and living on restricted budgets, were forced to move suddenly and with only $1,200 to $2,500 in compensation. Betty and her husband, Bill, have been married for fifty-one years. This was their home for much of that time. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

 Steve Smith and his daughters, Kaydan, aged six, and Haley, two, stand where the family mobile home used to be. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in Jersey Shore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant for Marcellus Shale gas drilling.    
  
 
  
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  Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Deb Eck, a resident of Riverdale trailer park, lives in chaos during the transition between eviction and move. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in JerseyShore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant forMarcellus Shale gas drilling © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Activist Wendy Lynne Lee talks to Riverdale residentChevelle Eck through a chain-link fence constructedshortly after activists were led off the property.  Riverdale trailer park residents were evicted to clear theway for a water extraction plant that will supply 3 million or more gallons of water a day to Range Resourcesdrilling operations in the area.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Activists and a gas rig worker meet at the edge of a gas-drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest where drilling from one rig radiated out in eleven different directions.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Carrie Hahn, an activist in New Wilmington area, talks to an Amish farmer about the hazards of allowing a gas drilling operation on his land.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Jack Sordoni, of Homeland Energy Ventures, works with farmers to explain land leasing opportunities in their community.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 An activist walks a water pipe stretched precariously across the landscape in Bradford County, one of the areas most heavily impacted by shale gas extraction.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Barbara Clifford's family has lived on this farm for four generations. Now it is threatened by the industrialization of the entire area. Drilling rigs and compressor stations dot the landscape here in Montrose, PA threatening the family's dream of an organic farm and idyllic rural lifestyle.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 The Susquehanna River flows through areas threatened by the shale gas industry. It is key to all drilling operations as a source for clean water to frack each gas well, and sometimes also a repository for wastewater.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran pastor and environmental activist, regularly balances her passion for the earth with caring for her flock. She hugs the young son of a gas worker.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Devon Navarro shows his red coveralls stained by black fracking chemicals. Devon has since lost his job due to the downturn in gas prices. The job security he had hoped for, to care for his family of six, was just a dream.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Near Dimock Pa. Cabot drilling operations dot the once rural landscape. These trucks contain fracking fluid, a blend of water and chemicals that will be used to frack a nearby well.© Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Ray Kemble no longer trusts anyone. He lives in Dimock, PA- ground zero in the fracking fight. He believes that Cabot drilling operations fouled the water of many of the residents here several years ago. Many must still use water from water buffalos and not the once-clean underground source.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Lobbyist and activist- on the sidelines at a protest in Harrisburg, PA.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran Minister and environmental activist, prays for sanity and balance in the fracking fight- rotunda of the PA state capitol.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Kim McEvoy and her daughter have to walk several miles to a neighbor's home to do their laundry. Since drilling for gas began in their area, their water is either black, smelly, or simply gone.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Kim McEvoy shows Carrie Hahn the contaminated water that the DEP has proclaimed "safe" to drink after Rex Energy began gas exploration in their area outside Evans City. Both women became activists out of frustration and anger when, they felt, both local and state authorities turned their back ion their plight.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 McEvoy and her daughter stand in the brown spot that used to hold their water buffalo, the only source of safe drinking water for the family. The container, originally provided by Rex Energy, was taken away when their water was deemed "safe", though it was still brown and smelled like rotten eggs as it flowed from the kitchen faucet.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 One of many activists who shut down a large drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest sits behind a barricade of brush, locked to a rope. The activists held off police efforts to open the road to the rig, which forced its shutdown for an entire day.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012
 Betty Whyte stands in her now empty mobile home in Riverdale Trailer Park. The land underneath was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water extraction plant. Residents, many of whom were elderly and living on restricted budgets, were forced to move suddenly and with only $1,200 to $2,500 in compensation. Betty and her husband, Bill, have been married for fifty-one years. This was their home for much of that time.  ©   Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Steve Smith and his daughters, Kaydan, aged six, and Haley, two, stand where the family mobile home used to be. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in Jersey Shore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant for Marcellus Shale gas drilling.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Deb Eck, a resident of Riverdale trailer park, lives in chaos during the transition between eviction and move. The land under Riverdale Trailer Park in JerseyShore, PA, was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water-extraction plant forMarcellus Shale gas drilling © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Activist Wendy Lynne Lee talks to Riverdale residentChevelle Eck through a chain-link fence constructedshortly after activists were led off the property.  Riverdale trailer park residents were evicted to clear theway for a water extraction plant that will supply 3 million or more gallons of water a day to Range Resourcesdrilling operations in the area.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Activists and a gas rig worker meet at the edge of a gas-drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest where drilling from one rig radiated out in eleven different directions. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Carrie Hahn, an activist in New Wilmington area, talks to an Amish farmer about the hazards of allowing a gas drilling operation on his land.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Jack Sordoni, of Homeland Energy Ventures, works with farmers to explain land leasing opportunities in their community.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

An activist walks a water pipe stretched precariously across the landscape in Bradford County, one of the areas most heavily impacted by shale gas extraction.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Barbara Clifford's family has lived on this farm for four generations. Now it is threatened by the industrialization of the entire area. Drilling rigs and compressor stations dot the landscape here in Montrose, PA threatening the family's dream of an organic farm and idyllic rural lifestyle.  © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

The Susquehanna River flows through areas threatened by the shale gas industry. It is key to all drilling operations as a source for clean water to frack each gas well, and sometimes also a repository for wastewater. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran pastor and environmental activist, regularly balances her passion for the earth with caring for her flock. She hugs the young son of a gas worker. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Devon Navarro shows his red coveralls stained by black fracking chemicals. Devon has since lost his job due to the downturn in gas prices. The job security he had hoped for, to care for his family of six, was just a dream. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Near Dimock Pa. Cabot drilling operations dot the once rural landscape. These trucks contain fracking fluid, a blend of water and chemicals that will be used to frack a nearby well.© Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Ray Kemble no longer trusts anyone. He lives in Dimock, PA- ground zero in the fracking fight. He believes that Cabot drilling operations fouled the water of many of the residents here several years ago. Many must still use water from water buffalos and not the once-clean underground source. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Lobbyist and activist- on the sidelines at a protest in Harrisburg, PA. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Reverend Leah Schade, a Lutheran Minister and environmental activist, prays for sanity and balance in the fracking fight- rotunda of the PA state capitol. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Kim McEvoy and her daughter have to walk several miles to a neighbor's home to do their laundry. Since drilling for gas began in their area, their water is either black, smelly, or simply gone. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Kim McEvoy shows Carrie Hahn the contaminated water that the DEP has proclaimed "safe" to drink after Rex Energy began gas exploration in their area outside Evans City. Both women became activists out of frustration and anger when, they felt, both local and state authorities turned their back ion their plight. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

McEvoy and her daughter stand in the brown spot that used to hold their water buffalo, the only source of safe drinking water for the family. The container, originally provided by Rex Energy, was taken away when their water was deemed "safe", though it was still brown and smelled like rotten eggs as it flowed from the kitchen faucet. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

One of many activists who shut down a large drilling operation in Moshannon State Forest sits behind a barricade of brush, locked to a rope. The activists held off police efforts to open the road to the rig, which forced its shutdown for an entire day. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

Betty Whyte stands in her now empty mobile home in Riverdale Trailer Park. The land underneath was sold to Aqua America as the site for a water extraction plant. Residents, many of whom were elderly and living on restricted budgets, were forced to move suddenly and with only $1,200 to $2,500 in compensation. Betty and her husband, Bill, have been married for fifty-one years. This was their home for much of that time. © Lynn Johnson/MSDP 2012

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