JACOB BYK | THE NEWSOUTLET.ORG | published: April 9, 2012
Al Penska is a resident of Greene County, Pa., and is among many who worry how the land will be left when this latest gas surge is complete in a generation or so. The lands have been home to coal mining for almost a century, and they know the environmental impact of energizing the country. Now it’s home to Marcellus Shale. Others in the county see the boom as a source of riches in a county with an 18 percent poverty rate.