A must read to understand the level of low that those against
"everything drilling" will go. The blogs and anti drilling
news sources certianly do not sync with the facts in Bobtown Pa.
Written by Kevin Begos of Associated Press on Pressconnects.
BOBTOWN, PA. — Critics are raging after an
energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural
gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
News stories, TV shows and blogs — many sarcastic or outright
scornful — spread the word far and wide. “Shame on you,” one person
wrote about the offer by Chevron Corp. “How insulting!” said
another. Comedy Central’s satirical “The Colbert Report” skewered
But the 750 or so residents of the hamlet of Bobtown? Not one
has signed an online petition demanding an apology for the pizza
offer. In fact, during a recent visit, The Associated Press found
the talk of the town is more the furious response by outsiders.
“We feel it was something outside groups generated,” said Pete
Novak, a co-director of the Polish American Club, a local gathering
spot. None of the patrons has voiced outrage, he said, and
residents laughed about how people who have never set foot in
Bobtown claim to speak for its citizens.
Several people noted that Chevron’s pizza offer was made to
apologize for traffic after the fire, not to downplay the loss of
“I thought it was pretty decent of them,” said Ray Elli, 54, who