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Regarding the June 23 "In Rebuttal" by state Sen. Mary Jo White concerning Marcellus Shale drilling ("Marcellus Misinformation: Natural-Gas Drilling Is Tightly Regulated in Pennsylvania"):

Ms. White writes that "no one disputes that we must intelligently regulate this activity to ensure that our air, land and water resources are properly protected." After watching the documentary "GasLand" on HBO recently, it would appear that the drilling process is not being intelligently regulated.

I support Dr. Charles McCollester's moratorium ("Under Siege by Marcellus Marauders," Forum, June 13) until regulations can guarantee no well-water contamination. Our household water supply is from a well, and after watching the documentary, I have no confidence that the drilling near our property that is currently proposed, will not contaminate our well.

JOE GUTHRIE
Murrysville

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