It’s been a busy news cycle for lovers of pizza news.
In Pennsylvania, Chevron is offering a free large pizza and a 2-liter drink to residents of Bobtown after a fracking well exploded Feb. 11 and injured one worker and presumably killed another, who is still missing.
The cause of the explosion is unknown.
Chevron sent 100 pizza coupons to residents of the unincorporated community, apologizing for the blast and saying it “will continue to strive to achieve incident-free operations. We are committed to taking action to safeguard our neighbors, our employees, our contractors and the environment.”
Opinions on fracking, which seems to create permanent environmental hazards but also creates jobs and fuel, are mixed. But I think most would agree a free pizza is not very good “community outreach” by Chevron.
CNN reports on some complaints.
“Worst apology ever: Sorry our fracking well exploded. Here’s a free pizza,” was one tweet.
“Nice community relations: if you are frightened by fire and explosion, relax, have a pizza!” said another.
Another resident of the area planned to get his family out of Bobtown.
“We’re moving as soon as we can. That’s not their only well near our house. It’s just not safe,” he said to CNN.
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