Lib Lawmaker Says Fracking Causes Venereal Disease in Womenfolk

A lib lawmaker claims workers at natural gas drilling well sites are “spreading sexually transmitted disease amongst the womenfolk.”

Lib Dem idiot of the day Rep. Michael Sturla

A liberal democratic politician in Pennsylvania claimed in an email that fracking causes venereal disease in women.
Penn Live reported:

A state lawmaker is explaining his remark that suggests the impact of Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry includes the spread of sexually transmitted disease “amongst the womenfolk.”

Democratic Rep. Michael Sturla of Lancaster County was expected to discuss the remark at a previously scheduled hearing Wednesday on gas drilling.

His remark was made in comments e-mailed to a reporter in which he accused a Corbett administration official of downplaying the seriousness of community impacts created by drilling.

The state Republican Party on Tuesday evening called the remark offensive and incredibly stupid.

Sturla defended his comments today.

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