I'll be passing through Horseheads Monday afternoon around 5. If I have your cell # I could contact you to see if you are back and we could get together. Maybe we could make arrangements for you to meet me in Athens Tuesday and I could give you a tour of several pads, water impoundments and pipelines around me, if you haven't already seen enough by that time. My cell # is 570-423-4843. Home is 570-247-7574.
The unit maps are taken directly from maps recorded in the courthouse by the gas companies establish or amend the production units. The site co-ords are from DEP permit applications. All public knowledge.
As far as changes in the landscape, I see a very little. The drilling pads are a few acres, but they are typically one per sq mile. Some cover 4 sq miles or more. Once they are completed they blend in with the surroundings.
They are presently putting pipeline across my property. In a couple of months when the crops are planted you will not be able to tell it is even there.
CHK has re-built all the roads in my area so they are much better than anything the state would have ever done.
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 ]