A gas-drilling site in Springville, Susquehanna County, PA.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

A gas-drilling site in Springville, Susquehanna County, PA.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 An orange glow from a nearby methane flare illuminates an otherwise darkened road. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2011.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

An orange glow from a nearby methane flare illuminates an otherwise darkened road. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 An EOG Cabot Oil and Gas Community picnic at the Hartford Fairgrounds attracts shale gas businesses and residents. Here picnic goers, one carrying a sign, pass in front of the Halliburton barbecue pit. Around 7,000 people attended. Hartford, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

An EOG Cabot Oil and Gas Community picnic at the Hartford Fairgrounds attracts shale gas businesses and residents. Here picnic goers, one carrying a sign, pass in front of the Halliburton barbecue pit. Around 7,000 people attended. Hartford, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Dr. Stephen Cleghorn declares his farm forever frack free in a memorial tribute to his wife Lucinda Hart Gonzalez who died of breast cancer. Environmental activists from across the region attended to honor Lucinda and participate in the release of her ashes. Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Dr. Stephen Cleghorn declares his farm forever frack free in a memorial tribute to his wife Lucinda Hart Gonzalez who died of breast cancer. Environmental activists from across the region attended to honor Lucinda and participate in the release of her ashes. Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Tamara Horn's son, Aidan, showing the rashes on his face that his parents say are a result of drinking and using contaminated water. The family and several others on Carter Road in Dimock claim that they had their well water contaminated, allegedly by nearby gas-drilling activities of Cabot Oil and Gas. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Tamara Horn's son, Aidan, showing the rashes on his face that his parents say are a result of drinking and using contaminated water. The family and several others on Carter Road in Dimock claim that they had their well water contaminated, allegedly by nearby gas-drilling activities of Cabot Oil and Gas. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Tamara Horn seen with her son in their trailer. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Tamara Horn seen with her son in their trailer. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Pat Farnelli's daughterLaAnna showers in contaminated water and has rashes on her arms.  The family's well water was contaminated following Cabot gas drilling and fracking.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Pat Farnelli's daughterLaAnna showers in contaminated water and has rashes on her arms.  The family's well water was contaminated following Cabot gas drilling and fracking.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Pat Farnelli, outside her home that has lost most of its value after her well water went bad. She claims her well was contaminated by nearby Cabot Oil and Gas gas-drilling activities. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Pat Farnelli, outside her home that has lost most of its value after her well water went bad. She claims her well was contaminated by nearby Cabot Oil and Gas gas-drilling activities. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Water from the kitchen faucet of Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere home.  They say their water was contaminated by gas drilling operations. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Water from the kitchen faucet of Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere home.  They say their water was contaminated by gas drilling operations. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Jason Lamphere looks out over his property. He and his family have been without well water since 2010 after methane migrated into their system. A garden plot behind him lays unplanted since he lacks clean water to irrigate it. He believes nearby gas drilling and fracking caused the problem. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Jason Lamphere looks out over his property. He and his family have been without well water since 2010 after methane migrated into their system. A garden plot behind him lays unplanted since he lacks clean water to irrigate it. He believes nearby gas drilling and fracking caused the problem. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 Having no clean well water, Simons and Lamphere give their horses bottled water to drink. They claim their water was contaminated by nearby gas-drilling activities causing their daughter to be sick and their animals to die. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Having no clean well water, Simons and Lamphere give their horses bottled water to drink. They claim their water was contaminated by nearby gas-drilling activities causing their daughter to be sick and their animals to die. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 Jude Stiles comforts her daughter Angelina Fiorentino who collapsed in a seizure outside her trailer. Angelina, Jude, and Jude's husband, Carl Stiles all became sick from contaminated drinking water in their Sugar Run home and were forced to flee under doctor's orders. Carl was diagnosed with cancer and other ailments, Jude has skin problems and Angelina suffers from chronic seizures and blood poisoning. She can no longer work. In despair, Carl committed suicide, no longer able to handle the daily headaches and constant abdominal pain. The family is suing Chesapeake Energy, claiming they are victims of a 4-mile toxic cluster created by gas drilling that also affected homes in Wyalusing. Fayetteville, Franklin County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Jude Stiles comforts her daughter Angelina Fiorentino who collapsed in a seizure outside her trailer. Angelina, Jude, and Jude's husband, Carl Stiles all became sick from contaminated drinking water in their Sugar Run home and were forced to flee under doctor's orders. Carl was diagnosed with cancer and other ailments, Jude has skin problems and Angelina suffers from chronic seizures and blood poisoning. She can no longer work. In despair, Carl committed suicide, no longer able to handle the daily headaches and constant abdominal pain. The family is suing Chesapeake Energy, claiming they are victims of a 4-mile toxic cluster created by gas drilling that also affected homes in Wyalusing. Fayetteville, Franklin County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Nick DeRemer, a kayak instructor, shows where methane has been bubbling in the Susquehanna River along Sugar Run. He attributes it to gas drilling and wants to leave his home state because of the shale exploration. Several homes in Sugar Run and nearby Wyalusing have seen methane migrate into drinking water wells. Sugar Run, Bradford County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Nick DeRemer, a kayak instructor, shows where methane has been bubbling in the Susquehanna River along Sugar Run. He attributes it to gas drilling and wants to leave his home state because of the shale exploration. Several homes in Sugar Run and nearby Wyalusing have seen methane migrate into drinking water wells. Sugar Run, Bradford County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 Organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa prepare their house for a move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. They decided to leave because of intensive gas-drilling activities and a planned compressor station near their home. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa prepare their house for a move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. They decided to leave because of intensive gas-drilling activities and a planned compressor station near their home. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Matt Walker with the Clean Air Council, and Ralph Kisburg of the Responsible Drilling Alliance visit the one-room home of organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa to alert them to a meeting about a compressor station planned near their home. The station, and the four wells already mapped within 1 mile of their home, made them fear for their daughter's health and the integrity of their organic crops. As a result, they left the property and the state in early 2012. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Matt Walker with the Clean Air Council, and Ralph Kisburg of the Responsible Drilling Alliance visit the one-room home of organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa to alert them to a meeting about a compressor station planned near their home. The station, and the four wells already mapped within 1 mile of their home, made them fear for their daughter's health and the integrity of their organic crops. As a result, they left the property and the state in early 2012. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Cassie Spencer standing in her house which has lost 80 percent of its value after her well water went bad and she was forced to use a water buffalo and bottled water. Spencer and two other families won a lawsuit against Chesapeake claiming gas-drilling activities contaminated their well water. Chesapeake denied the charge but paid the families $1.6 million. Wyalusing, Bradford County 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Cassie Spencer standing in her house which has lost 80 percent of its value after her well water went bad and she was forced to use a water buffalo and bottled water. Spencer and two other families won a lawsuit against Chesapeake claiming gas-drilling activities contaminated their well water. Chesapeake denied the charge but paid the families $1.6 million. Wyalusing, Bradford County 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 Bright lights illuminate a Hallburton fracking site situated next to the leaseholder's home which is decorated with Christmas lights. Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Bright lights illuminate a Hallburton fracking site situated next to the leaseholder's home which is decorated with Christmas lights. Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 Dana Dolney and other anti-shale gas-drilling protestors are locked out of a public meeting of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Protestors were eventually allowed to enter and give brief testimonies. Harrisburg, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Dana Dolney and other anti-shale gas-drilling protestors are locked out of a public meeting of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Protestors were eventually allowed to enter and give brief testimonies. Harrisburg, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 A supporter of natural gas drilling who lives in New York,  traveled to Pennsylvania to promote gas drilling and shout at anti-fracking residents wholost their well water as a result of contamination from gas drilling.  The frackingissue has split residents of Carter Road into two opposing camps. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

A supporter of natural gas drilling who lives in New York,  traveled to Pennsylvania to promote gas drilling and shout at anti-fracking residents wholost their well water as a result of contamination from gas drilling.  The frackingissue has split residents of Carter Road into two opposing camps. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

 Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere demonstrate how their tap water ignites. They have lived since 2010 without well water to drink or bathe in, attributing it to Chesapeake's nearby gas-drilling activities. Monroeton, Bradford County 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere demonstrate how their tap water ignites. They have lived since 2010 without well water to drink or bathe in, attributing it to Chesapeake's nearby gas-drilling activities. Monroeton, Bradford County 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

 A gas-drilling site in Springville, Susquehanna County, PA.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 An orange glow from a nearby methane flare illuminates an otherwise darkened road. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2011.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 An EOG Cabot Oil and Gas Community picnic at the Hartford Fairgrounds attracts shale gas businesses and residents. Here picnic goers, one carrying a sign, pass in front of the Halliburton barbecue pit. Around 7,000 people attended. Hartford, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Dr. Stephen Cleghorn declares his farm forever frack free in a memorial tribute to his wife Lucinda Hart Gonzalez who died of breast cancer. Environmental activists from across the region attended to honor Lucinda and participate in the release of her ashes. Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Tamara Horn's son, Aidan, showing the rashes on his face that his parents say are a result of drinking and using contaminated water. The family and several others on Carter Road in Dimock claim that they had their well water contaminated, allegedly by nearby gas-drilling activities of Cabot Oil and Gas. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Tamara Horn seen with her son in their trailer. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Pat Farnelli's daughterLaAnna showers in contaminated water and has rashes on her arms.  The family's well water was contaminated following Cabot gas drilling and fracking.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Pat Farnelli, outside her home that has lost most of its value after her well water went bad. She claims her well was contaminated by nearby Cabot Oil and Gas gas-drilling activities. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Water from the kitchen faucet of Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere home.  They say their water was contaminated by gas drilling operations. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Jason Lamphere looks out over his property. He and his family have been without well water since 2010 after methane migrated into their system. A garden plot behind him lays unplanted since he lacks clean water to irrigate it. He believes nearby gas drilling and fracking caused the problem. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 Having no clean well water, Simons and Lamphere give their horses bottled water to drink. They claim their water was contaminated by nearby gas-drilling activities causing their daughter to be sick and their animals to die. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 Jude Stiles comforts her daughter Angelina Fiorentino who collapsed in a seizure outside her trailer. Angelina, Jude, and Jude's husband, Carl Stiles all became sick from contaminated drinking water in their Sugar Run home and were forced to flee under doctor's orders. Carl was diagnosed with cancer and other ailments, Jude has skin problems and Angelina suffers from chronic seizures and blood poisoning. She can no longer work. In despair, Carl committed suicide, no longer able to handle the daily headaches and constant abdominal pain. The family is suing Chesapeake Energy, claiming they are victims of a 4-mile toxic cluster created by gas drilling that also affected homes in Wyalusing. Fayetteville, Franklin County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Nick DeRemer, a kayak instructor, shows where methane has been bubbling in the Susquehanna River along Sugar Run. He attributes it to gas drilling and wants to leave his home state because of the shale exploration. Several homes in Sugar Run and nearby Wyalusing have seen methane migrate into drinking water wells. Sugar Run, Bradford County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 Organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa prepare their house for a move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. They decided to leave because of intensive gas-drilling activities and a planned compressor station near their home. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Matt Walker with the Clean Air Council, and Ralph Kisburg of the Responsible Drilling Alliance visit the one-room home of organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa to alert them to a meeting about a compressor station planned near their home. The station, and the four wells already mapped within 1 mile of their home, made them fear for their daughter's health and the integrity of their organic crops. As a result, they left the property and the state in early 2012. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Cassie Spencer standing in her house which has lost 80 percent of its value after her well water went bad and she was forced to use a water buffalo and bottled water. Spencer and two other families won a lawsuit against Chesapeake claiming gas-drilling activities contaminated their well water. Chesapeake denied the charge but paid the families $1.6 million. Wyalusing, Bradford County 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 Bright lights illuminate a Hallburton fracking site situated next to the leaseholder's home which is decorated with Christmas lights. Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 Dana Dolney and other anti-shale gas-drilling protestors are locked out of a public meeting of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Protestors were eventually allowed to enter and give brief testimonies. Harrisburg, 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011
 A supporter of natural gas drilling who lives in New York,  traveled to Pennsylvania to promote gas drilling and shout at anti-fracking residents wholost their well water as a result of contamination from gas drilling.  The frackingissue has split residents of Carter Road into two opposing camps. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012
 Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere demonstrate how their tap water ignites. They have lived since 2010 without well water to drink or bathe in, attributing it to Chesapeake's nearby gas-drilling activities. Monroeton, Bradford County 2011.  ©   Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

A gas-drilling site in Springville, Susquehanna County, PA.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

An orange glow from a nearby methane flare illuminates an otherwise darkened road. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

An EOG Cabot Oil and Gas Community picnic at the Hartford Fairgrounds attracts shale gas businesses and residents. Here picnic goers, one carrying a sign, pass in front of the Halliburton barbecue pit. Around 7,000 people attended. Hartford, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Dr. Stephen Cleghorn declares his farm forever frack free in a memorial tribute to his wife Lucinda Hart Gonzalez who died of breast cancer. Environmental activists from across the region attended to honor Lucinda and participate in the release of her ashes. Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Tamara Horn's son, Aidan, showing the rashes on his face that his parents say are a result of drinking and using contaminated water. The family and several others on Carter Road in Dimock claim that they had their well water contaminated, allegedly by nearby gas-drilling activities of Cabot Oil and Gas. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Tamara Horn seen with her son in their trailer. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Pat Farnelli's daughterLaAnna showers in contaminated water and has rashes on her arms.  The family's well water was contaminated following Cabot gas drilling and fracking.  © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Pat Farnelli, outside her home that has lost most of its value after her well water went bad. She claims her well was contaminated by nearby Cabot Oil and Gas gas-drilling activities. Dimock, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Water from the kitchen faucet of Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere home.  They say their water was contaminated by gas drilling operations. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Jason Lamphere looks out over his property. He and his family have been without well water since 2010 after methane migrated into their system. A garden plot behind him lays unplanted since he lacks clean water to irrigate it. He believes nearby gas drilling and fracking caused the problem. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Having no clean well water, Simons and Lamphere give their horses bottled water to drink. They claim their water was contaminated by nearby gas-drilling activities causing their daughter to be sick and their animals to die. Monroeton, Bradford County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Jude Stiles comforts her daughter Angelina Fiorentino who collapsed in a seizure outside her trailer. Angelina, Jude, and Jude's husband, Carl Stiles all became sick from contaminated drinking water in their Sugar Run home and were forced to flee under doctor's orders. Carl was diagnosed with cancer and other ailments, Jude has skin problems and Angelina suffers from chronic seizures and blood poisoning. She can no longer work. In despair, Carl committed suicide, no longer able to handle the daily headaches and constant abdominal pain. The family is suing Chesapeake Energy, claiming they are victims of a 4-mile toxic cluster created by gas drilling that also affected homes in Wyalusing. Fayetteville, Franklin County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Nick DeRemer, a kayak instructor, shows where methane has been bubbling in the Susquehanna River along Sugar Run. He attributes it to gas drilling and wants to leave his home state because of the shale exploration. Several homes in Sugar Run and nearby Wyalusing have seen methane migrate into drinking water wells. Sugar Run, Bradford County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa prepare their house for a move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. They decided to leave because of intensive gas-drilling activities and a planned compressor station near their home. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Matt Walker with the Clean Air Council, and Ralph Kisburg of the Responsible Drilling Alliance visit the one-room home of organic farmers Adron and Mary Delarosa to alert them to a meeting about a compressor station planned near their home. The station, and the four wells already mapped within 1 mile of their home, made them fear for their daughter's health and the integrity of their organic crops. As a result, they left the property and the state in early 2012. Springville, Susquehanna County, 2012. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Cassie Spencer standing in her house which has lost 80 percent of its value after her well water went bad and she was forced to use a water buffalo and bottled water. Spencer and two other families won a lawsuit against Chesapeake claiming gas-drilling activities contaminated their well water. Chesapeake denied the charge but paid the families $1.6 million. Wyalusing, Bradford County 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Bright lights illuminate a Hallburton fracking site situated next to the leaseholder's home which is decorated with Christmas lights. Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

Dana Dolney and other anti-shale gas-drilling protestors are locked out of a public meeting of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Protestors were eventually allowed to enter and give brief testimonies. Harrisburg, 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

A supporter of natural gas drilling who lives in New York,  traveled to Pennsylvania to promote gas drilling and shout at anti-fracking residents wholost their well water as a result of contamination from gas drilling.  The frackingissue has split residents of Carter Road into two opposing camps. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2012

Jodie Simons and Jason Lamphere demonstrate how their tap water ignites. They have lived since 2010 without well water to drink or bathe in, attributing it to Chesapeake's nearby gas-drilling activities. Monroeton, Bradford County 2011. © Nina Berman/MSDP 2011

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