Two years ago, Victoria Switzer and her neighbors had stopped speaking.
Switzer was one of the residents of Dimock who claimed natural gas drilling had ruined their water supplies. The small village in Susquehanna County became synonymous with flaming taps and jugs of muddy brown drinking water.
But the media blitz angered her neighbors, the Teels, who said it ignored the economic benefits of drilling.
The reporters, the activists and the industry haven’t gone away, but things have started to change.