This website is hosted by residents of Dimock, in an attempt to dispel rumors and bring to light factual data. This is a question and answer site. It is also a place for us to express our opinions about all that has transpired and what our hopes are for the ultimate outcome. Derogatory and inflammatory comments will not be tolerated and will be removed from the website. Our intent is to have this site be an educational and factual site. We will answer all adult questions to the best of our ability.

Everyone has heard about the town of Dimock in rural Pennsylvania and the controversy surrounding 18 families – 7 of which have accepted free water treatment systems with excellent results; while 11 litigants continued to hold out for ….. what?

Media-driven stories about “hydrofracking,” “methane,” and “contamination” are running rampant. But have you heard any stories about the other residents of Dimock?

No, right?

This website is hosted by Dimock residents and members of Dimock Proud, in an attempt to dispel rumors and bring to light factual data. The Dimock Proud group is a strong voice for very proud landowners – and is the catalyst for the Enough is Enough campaign to end a moratorium placed on a nine-square mile area in Dimock.

Once you remove the media from Dimock, the truth becomes a little clearer. Dimock is, and always has been, a place of clean air, clean water, and friendly people.


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Please use this site to find out the real story of Dimock – the one passed over by the media. This is a place for everyone to communicate with the residents of Dimock, and surrounding communities, directly. Our hope is that, over time, our town will regain its image as a great place to live.

With that being said, feel free to ask questions; our intent is to have this site be an educational and factual forum. Residents will try their best to respond in a timely manner. We also have great relationships with experts (scientists, engineers, etc.) who will also be available to answer questions you might have.

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17 Responses to

  1. This is a great site, long overdue. The truth is coming out at last. The “dyed in the wool” paid protesters wont believe it, but really, who cares?

    • Hope says:

      Some people really do care if a neighbor’s life is ruined by contamination and the smear attacks and intimidation of pro-gas interests in their area. We don’t have to be paid to care. Very few activists are paid.

      • dimockproud says:
        Posted on craigs list on 4/26/2014:

        Our Water CAN’T WAIT! Get Paid to Protect Our Communities!! 400-500/wk (Center City (215-545-0250))
        compensation: 400-500/wk
        non-profit organization

        (Yoko Ono holding a jar of FRACKED water from Dimock, PA! ©

        Keep our water clean! join

        as a political organizer and fundraiser!
        Clean Water Action is a one million member organization of diverse people and groups joined together to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Our goals include clean, safe and affordable water; prevention of health threatening pollution; creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses; and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and solve environmental and community problems. This is your opportunity to educate the public, communicate the dangers of fracking and effectively mobilize communities to win campaigns and protect our health and environment!
        Dedication to Clean Water Action’s mission.
        Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate your motivations.
        A genuine desire to work on environmental and political campaigns.
        Previous grassroots campaign experience is a plus, but is not required.

        We offer FULL TIME hours, paid training and bonus opportunities. We encourage professional development and a safe, fun work environment. Salaried positions are available as well as an attractive benefits package. Get paid up to $13.38/hour + bonus for standing up for Pennsylvania’s water. If you are energetic, motivated and dedicated to protecting the public’s health and safety from polluting industries you should call today and start tomorrow!
        If you are currently a student, ask about our PART TIME hours! Start working now and work full time in the Summer.

      • I’ve never seen this ad by Clean Water Action ; I’ve never been paid to do what I do. I get some donations when I take people out but do it for free and if someone wants to donate, it’s appreciated. Check out the above ad and see that it takes you nowhere; looks like a phony ad…who posted this ad from “Dimock Proud”…and this is Philly and not our county; all of us who live here are doing this to save our communities from Industry abuse and want to have a good, safe, healthy life here and are doing it on our own dime…..

  2. Your way of explaining all in this piece of writing is really nice,
    all can simply understand it, Thanks a lot.

  3. veraduerga says:

    DEP is closing down another Dimock Gas well for leaking methane: it’s to be plugged; the Costello Gas Well on state road 3023.. Cabot’s been working this gas well since Feb. to try to repair it. Now plug time:

  4. Teresita says:

    We absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for.
    Do you offer guest writers to write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write regarding here. Again, awesome site!

  5. dimockproud says:

    Name: Sue Kotsubka
    Comment: I am pleasantly surprised to have found this article. Has this been sent to Governor Cuomo, Mayor Matt Ryan, the editor of the Press and Sun Bulletin here in Broome County? Ryan’s position is well known but the Press – which is suppose to remain bias has an obvious slant towards the Mayor’s opinions. It is high time the actualities were high lighted instead of the drama created by those who do not back up their opinions with facts but in stead simply spread fear and what ifs. I would very much like to see this printed in the Press. Thank you again for getting this out there. Sue Kotsubka, Owego, NY

  6. Kevin W. says:

    Bless all of you for your courage in standing proud for your community and your rights to be heard. There are always two sides to a story and your’s is compelling and vital. Best to you all.

  7. victor furman says:

    Vera Scruggins was just on the Bob Joseph show and stated her court appearance is March 24th at 9:am in the Montrose Courthouse. She also was talking how she is still giving bus tours to other drilling sites besides Cabot and just did one with Itallian TV. Further stating that the air is bad the water is bad everyone is poisoined in the 9 mile area of Dimock where Cabot is not allowed to operate. I think it would be good for someone who represents Dimock Proud to call the show and tell their side

    • Vic Furman continues to misquote me and twist my words to discredit what I say; whatever, he accuses me of saying, ask for proof; I never say that “everyone is poisoned in the 9 mile area of Dimock” ; that is false; some folks’ water has been contaminated since nearby gas drilling and DEP has upheld this with testing and the ban; I did not put the ban in Dimock, DEP did and DEP recently retested a number of water wells and Cabot tests regularly that area and DEP has found the methane levels still too high to open it up to drilling. So, the ban continues; We have 38 Compressor Stations in our county so far and look up the permits for these Stations and see all the emissions allowed and how many tons allowed and ask the DEP for any test results for the emissions and see what is coming out in our air and those who live near these are experiencing negative changes to their air; Compressor Stations do not improve our air quality ; they emit tons of toxic emissions per year….check it out yourselves…The Bob Joseph Show is on youtube and you can hear the debate yourselves and hear my words and Vic’s……stop misquoting me, Vic….

  8. Linda Perella says:

    Let’s get this site active again

  9. says:

    I agree with Linda. Let’s get some comments going regarding current activity in our area.

    • vic furman says:

      The people of Dimock should be proud of this website and continue to dispel the BS that NY idiots keep bashing your town with

  10. FrackDaddy says:

    Dear, Dimock Proud. I just thought you might be interested in this post i found online! It says you have neighborhood cancer cluster, your childern vomit after drinking tap water. I am born and raised Susquehanna County, and go through your nice town all the time. And we all know this is a lie! But i thought i would point it out for you!
    Post July 19.

  11. Ann Van Lenten says:

    Hi Vera,
    I found the job posting on Craigslist in April 2014 and it was a “for real” job posting. I’m the person who posted it on Dimock Proud. Vera, I know you well enough that I do believe you are doing what you do because you see it as your personal mission. The job posting is not directed at you.

    • thanks, Ann, for your explanation; I looked for it and it wasn’t there ; so, may not be there at this time….EID folks are paid to write to promote the Industry. I don’t have a problem with jobs for the environment ; some get paid and some don’t. It’s the message and the issues that exist. Some folks suffer in Dimock with cancers and their neighbors and their children vomit after drinking the water after gas drilling; it doesn’t seem to happen to everyone but it happens to some; so, please don’t negate your neighbors who suffer and just because you may not be affected at this time…Not everyone has problems but a growing number are having problems. There are jobs for students and internships to safe the environment and the Earth from the continuing pollution of Industry….this pollution has been going on for decades …..most of us who moved here from the polluted cities and suburbs came here for clean air and clean water and less crime and a slower pace and less stress….if you saw what we experienced in the urban and suburban areas, you may not want to live there either…

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