Friday, September 3, 2010

Catholic Cemeteries a source for natural gas? You're kidding, right?

The Catholic Cemeteries Association, Pittsburgh

Apparently, there is a price for everything.  The Catholic Cemeteries Association of Pittsburgh has leased just over 1,000 acres of cemetery property (15 cemeteries are included) to a company with a five year option to drill for natural gas on the cemetery land. 

A major concern for some is that drilling shouldn't take place in urban areas due to explosion risk.  The obvious seems to evade some people, so I feel that I must just ask the question:  Is the Diocese of Pittsburgh so desperate to make a buck that they are willing to desecrate hallowed ground?  Perhaps the Bishop would not mind being planted above an operating gas well.  I would imagine most people would consider it sacrilege.

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