Sadly there doesn't appear to be any ongoing monitoring of aquifers related to drilling activity, This is not a single county issue, but an environmental issue that each of us needs to be alert to. I'd like to suggest that each and every landowner take it upon him/herself to do the necessary looking out for their own health and for the health of their neighbors.
When/if you become aware of an issue-don't keep it to yourself. Yell about it loudly and often, in newspaper article alerts as well as challenges to our representatives and legislators. Get your local reporter involved-in short-you take charge.
All good thoughts,
You & I are in agreement with all you just said.Although we may differ in the extent of the drilling model, the direction is right.
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You assume that the testing is not being performed by independent agencies, or that the results are not openly available to independent sources of review. You also assume that State/County/Federal agencies are not involved.
Those are two big assumption, Sounds as if you have an unstated agenda.
You're quite correct about the assumptions made. Are they unfounded?
Jason, if I understand your position correctly you are advocating that the O/G companies can be trusted to be accurate, fair and environmentally concerned. To date that unfortunately is not my read of the situation.
You reference containment areas. Liners on large open pond areas to hold fracked water are all over the place. Liners leak. The height of the containment pond itself can/is breached with heavy rain/snow at times during the year. Where does that overflow go? It is usually trenched to run into a nearby waterway.
I wish I could accept your generous view of the integrity and well meaning of the O/G companies. Sadly I cannot.
In Penn. both the DEP and the EPA leave much to be desired in the level of oversight being given. That is exactly why I am urging the individual landowners to be extremely vigilant and diligent in their own monitoring, and to be ready to yell loudly when/if/should it become apparent that there is trouble afoot.
Of course a landowner wouldn't sign on to a lease that destroys his property, if he knew in advance that that would be an outcome. But many leaseholders were/are blindsided by the inaccuracies fed to them to get them to sign, and in retrospect are voicing concerns about what they were told and what is happening to them. Just Google CHK lawsuits if you need specifics.
Your characterization of the firsthand witnessing you have done over the past 8 years appears to fly in the face of actual facts, given the multitude of suits underway. In your 3rd. paragraph you imply you are a landowner. In your 6th paragraph you imply you are not.
Name calling doesn't get us very far. I'd recommend that you avoid that in the future.Your personal questions would not appear to address the issues we are trying to discuss- perhaps if we stick to the points raised and respond civilly we might be able to accomplish something.
Your observation about my name recognition may be somewhat accurate, but over the years I have monitored your name and indeed you and I have had at it in years past. Your observation about West Virginia is on target-and we need to make sure it doesn't happen to us. Your sarcasm at the end does you little justice.
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