Tracking terrorists... er, citizens worried about gas drilling in their towns

This is awful:

According to recently leaked documents, the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security has been tracking anti-gas drilling groups and their meetings — including a public screening of the film “Gasland,” a documentary about the environmental hazards of natural gas drilling.

The office has included the information in its weekly intelligence bulletins sent to law enforcement agencies.

The bulletins are also sent to gas companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

It’s bad enough that our tax dollars are being used to spy on Americans engaging in completely protected political activities… and in the “terrorist activity” of watching certain educational movies. But for public servants to take the information they gather about us — using our tax dollars — and turn it over to the very same private companies we’re worried about… that’s a severe breach of the public trust.

Posted by James on Thursday, September 16, 2010