I guess Cabot was expecting trouble at thier picnic?
From Bill Huston's Blog:
"I was inside the big tent in Montrose. A man asked the question, "I haven't signed a lease. How do I know that drill bit isn't going under my land?"
As I was recording the Cabot engineer's response, Mr. George Stark pulled me aside and personally forbade me from recording audio or video of this event. I was suddenly surrounded by about 10 of his private security officers -- some were wearing sidearms!!! -- and they ordered me not to take any more video of the event under threat of arrest.
This was a public event on public property (Montrose HS). PA is a 2-party consent state for recording purposes, but only if the speakers have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Their harrassment of me was clearly illegal, and a violation of my First Amendment rights. I didn't want to press my luck and complied, and George assigned TWO of his security guards to follow me around to make sure I didn't shoot video."
(Bill took the time to compile information on George Stark)
Bill Huston's Blog HERE
Julie Sautner's Experience:
About 10 people sat at the entrance of the picnic Saturday handing out literature advertising an anti-gas concert event. One was Julie Sautner, a Dimock resident that brought a plastic jug filled with dirty water from her ruined well. She said it was ripped out of her hand by security personnel and dumped out. She said her hand was bruised when the container was taken away. At the advice of her attorney, Sautner filed a harassment complaint Saturday with Pennsylvania State Police.
These gas company execs are nothing but well dressed thugs.