In August of 2010, after a showing of Gasland in Frick Park, Rich Fitzgerald took part in a panel discussion on Marcellus Drilling with filmmaker Josh Fox and local activists. Fitzgerald tried to convince the crowd drilling could be done responsibly, but local residents had clearly done more homework than he had about the issue, and many found his attempts clothe the issue in blue-collar economics insulting and out of touch. Unfortunately, this lively discussion, from the August 30th, 2010 episode of Rustbelt Radio, provides a snapshot of Fitzgerald’s positions that remains accurate today, as he pushes drilling in the Allegheny County public parks.


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