Craig Stevens has been everywhere opposing gas drilling, fracking and pipelines, including the Constitution Pipeline, but when it’s his own property…
One of Craig Stevens’ most frequent remarks during his even more frequent appearances where he performs his fractivist schtick is “you probably know my name.” His notoriety is clearly a source of some pride but, let’s face it, it’s well-earned in a sense. Most of us involved in promoting natural gas development do know his name. His routine is all too familiar.
Those not so familiar, such as my wife, upon seeing him in action, tend to figure him out quickly. She took about 30 seconds to tell him to “just go away, we’re having a good time here and no one wants to hear you” at the last Cabot Picnic (and he did, as it was clear she wasn’t kidding).
Craig Stevens, like any good hustler, wasn’t phased for long, though. He knows the first rule of selling is to simply move-on, undeterred, when a sales pitch is rejected. He has gone on to oppose gas drilling, fracking and pipelines in more fertile territories. The Constitution Pipeline was a nice gig for him for a while, for instance. But, when it came to his own property, earlier this year, he sang a different tune.