GAS INDUSTRY and JUDGE TARGETING DFW SINGLE MOM
Texas Sharon, aka known as Sharon Wilson, single mom and blogger/hero who for the past several years has felt( at one point, she was)that she was the lone voice in the wilderness speaking about the horrors of shale gas drilling in Texas, has been recently targeted by Judge Trey Loftin and industry giant Range Resources led by CEO Matt Pitzarella.
Range Resources has recently called a truce with the EPA who was pursuing a case of water contamination by the industry on Steven Lipsky’s property here in Texas. Now, Range Resources is going after Steven Lipsky saying that he tried to defame the industry giant by lying about his water being contaminated due to drilling. Sharon Wilson was merely reporting the story between Lipsky and Range Resources. Range Resources apparently decided that they needed to teach a lesson to those who continue to educate the public on what is happening in the Barnett Shale and those they feel are out to defame them.
Judge Loftin who is desperately running for reelection, has sided three times with Range Resources on other aspects of this case, so one has to assume that Judge Loftin and the industry enjoy each others company enough in order for both parties to pursue the files of the single mom, and home based blogger.
The judge thinks his gavel is the biggest one in town as he runs for reelection. Read here: BLOOMBERG
And now, we have misogynist Rush Limbaugh cheering the Judge on his fight against the EPA and hero to Range Resources.
Ms. Wilson who has always considered herself a mom, concerned citizen, and blogger in that order has been ordered by the judge to turn over all documents related to Range Resources by Friday, May 25, 2012. What little information Sharon has( and it’s not much) will be surrendered on that day.
When you have an industry giant, a judge, and Rush Limbaugh going after citizens who dare to question industry practices that have potential harmful effects, this becomes a precedent setting situation.
The bottom line: Range Resources needs to drop their case, the Judge needs to recuse himself, and Limbaugh should back off. Male egos are out of control with this case the support of this judge, and the pursuit of a single mom, concerned citizen and blogger. It’s her environment too.
Everyone will be watching.