Saturday, 4 March 2017

CHEVRON gave free pizza to residents near fracking explosion

Saw this little gem on RT's 'Redacted Tonight' (Lee Camp) and looked it up:

After a Chevron hydraulic fracturing well exploded in rural Dunkard Township, Pennsylvania, last Tuesday, and burned for four days straight, the energy company knew just the way to soothe nearby residents: free pizza.
The flames that billowed out of the Marcellus Shale natural gas well were so hot they caused a nearby propane truck to explode, and first responders were forced to retreat to avoid injury. The fire burned for four days, and Chevron currently has tanks of water standing by in case it reignites. Of the twenty contractors on the well site, one is still missing, and is presumed dead.


The Chevron Community Outreach team sent $12 pizza coupons to Bobtown homes, along with this note:
Chevron recognizes the effect this has had on the community. We value being a responsible member of this community and will continue to strive to achieve incident-free operations. We are committed to taking action to safeguard our neighbors, our employees, our contractors and the environment…
The pizza was “a token of appreciation for their patience during this time,” Kent Robertson, a public affairs officer for Chevron, tells Newsweek, “and our commitment to the community goes far beyond this and our outreach is ongoing.”

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  1. A $12 pizza coupon? wtf? Cheap b*stards!

    1. Yeah but they could choose from over a hundred toppings! ;^)

    2. ...and the pizza's were all guaranteed to still be "hot" upon delivery. :)

    3. Slightly burnt, even!