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Range Resources, Corporate Bullies?

The Southpointe-based company and its spokesman were blasted by a Wallstreet website last week.

Marcellus Shale innovator Range Resources, based in Southpointe, was criticized by a Wall Street investment website last week for taking a "shock-and-awe approach to dealing with anyone who questions the safety of its fracking operations."

According to The Motley Fool story titled "Are Corporate Bullies Bad Investments?," Range Resources has "sued or intimidated activists, homeowners, and public officials, sometimes for little more than asking questions."

The website sites the company's suit against Robinson Township in Washington County, as well as other incidents.

"Range should pick on someone its own size," the website noted. "Naturally, the company calls this characterization unfair."

As of last week, township officials said they still had no idea what the basis of a lawsuit would be.

An email to Range Resources spokesman Matt Pitzarella seeking comment on the story was not immediately returned.

Prouder American February 25, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Where are the Range Resources apologists to defend them?
Amanda Gillooly February 25, 2013 at 02:15 PM
I'd just like to make it clear that I emailed Mr. Pitzarella early yesterday afternoon with a link to the original story asking for his comment/perspective. As of 9:15 a.m. I have not received a response.
JJ Blue February 25, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Who cares? Stick to the local bake sales and stay out of Wall Street.
Amanda Gillooly February 25, 2013 at 03:09 PM
What bake sales have I covered, JJ?
Bob Zanakis February 25, 2013 at 04:09 PM
You would think a corporation that pays less than one percent in federal income tax (year 2010 came out to 0.54% on over a billion in profits) would be more friendly in dealing with business interests but I have to assume they feel entitled as they get special favors from the government (like low tax or no taxes and easily environmental regulation passed in 2006 that restricted oversight on the fracking operations). When people starts talking about entitlements with this current fiscal crisis remember the true entitled are these energy companies that are above our laws that regulate our air, water and land. Add to that their lack of contributions to our fiscal crisis both federally and in our commonwealth due to Corbett's policies on taxation of the Marcellus gas/oil.
cecil resident February 25, 2013 at 09:24 PM
don't have to defend them this article is written by an investment site written by Sara Murphy http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/22/are-corporate-bullies-bad-investments.aspx her info Name:Sara Murphy Fool Since:February 27 2012 Aliases:TMFWrightStuff (10/9/2012), sarawright (2/27/2012) Where I Live:Washington, DC Where I Grew Up:Washington, DC Gender:Female She's from Washington DC is their any proof she had spoke to anyone in our area or did she speak to anyone concerning what the law suite are about. We go to the meetings in Cecil and Robinson both we know what the law suites are really about this article has no weight whats so ever about what the problems we are having here. People get upset by EID and they actually have people in the area talking to people and attending meeting to get the full story.
Prouder American February 26, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Janice, are you now saying you're smarter than a Wall Street analyst? Why are you so hell-bent on defending Range Resources at all costs? It's becoming harder and harder to believe you aren't on the payroll somehow.
cecil resident February 26, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Didn't say I was smarter this woman's expertise is in stock wouldn't dream of going to Washington DC and question her in that field. But when it comes to Cecil and Robinson township politics I am way smarter then her she doesn't live here or go to the meetings in this area and has no clue about our local politics
Prouder American February 26, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Janice, this is what happens when people who actually understand how bad Range's behavior is for business pay attention. Believe it or not, there are sites on the internet other than Energy In Depth. You are really making yourself look sad.
cecil resident February 26, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Like Rep. White some organizations provide proof when they write articles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMsAz9Lv3aM

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