If you have not yet figured out that the gas companies are out for their own profit and that of the shareholders, I honestly feel sorry for you. First of all, they lease land say at 2500 an acre, then turn around and lease to to foreign companies from places such as Norway, China and India for $11,000 an acre. Then they sell the gas overseas. The billions of gallons of water used, mixed with saline and stolen from rivers and creeks, along with billions of gallons of carcinogenic chemicals is devastating Pa. I cannot believe with all that has already happened that people are still leasing. Do you want your children to get cancer? Do you want to live in a gasfield? You can argue that you have the right to destroy your own land, air and water. but YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DESTROY MINE! In the meantime, better start studying Cantonese. Because the chinese will soon own Pa.
I simply disagree with your post on a variety of levels. Some companies do sell portions of their production via midstreams to foreign entities, but that is also true of almost every mid size company with any product what so ever. "Billions of gallons of carcinogenic chemicals is devastating Pa" is simply baseless as less than one percent of the entire frac mix process is anything but water & sand. At 6000-12000 feet underground the temperature is way above 200 degrees & it mostly burns off. There is also a thing called gravity which you may have heard of? What comes up gets mostly recycled or treated. All you are doing here is taking a page from "GasLand" & spreading false facts & fear mongering. I am a leaseholder that worked (with many others), for over 2 years butting heads with industry to ensure responsible gas exploration on my lands. My belief in American energy independance away from mid east strife far out weighs the eco rhetoric you & your minions are spreading. Just an FYI we also have a non leased organic farm so please don't preach to myself & others about "protecting the earth" as we have been doing that for 5 generations. Unfortunantley we can't even plow yet this year as the soil is too wet. May I ask what type of work you do & non profits you belong to? Remember we are a silent majority out there... take your nonsense elsewhere .
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]