this looks to be next coming to Western NY.......not happy
There is already a lot of gas wells in the southerntier... My grandparents have one well and it produces wayyyy more gas than they can use (They own a farm). Natural gas wells are not bad, but the "frac'ing" technique is really bad for the earth and the wells and needs to be stopped. It is nothing but bad.
I see the gover. (Patterson) but a stop on it till May I believe. I am going to my town hall board meeting Wednesday to voice concern on the issue. I think we need to very proactive on this because most town codes or local laws have nothing regarding this action.
I'm largely uneducated on this subject and I don't think I need to know any of it. I feel this is a very bad thing. I don't care what the science says - common sense tells me that this can only lead to trouble. I have nothing to support my feelings other than a history of humans screwing up the world.
It is already here, it is all over the southerntier, with some wells in the northtowns... Don't worry about normal vertical wells, it is the horizontal frac'ing that needs to stop.
yes vertical drilling has been active for many years and with no ill effects. The problem with the horizontal and fracking is they use chemicals to speed the process up. What they actually do is send great amounts of pressure and chemicals underground to open as many veins in the shale as possible. That in turns allows the gas to move up and out of the well. This creates a slurry of bad by-products. It has been proven to be contaminating water wells. I live with well water as do most people in the rural areas, hence my concern.
... Don't worry about normal vertical wells, it is the horizontal frac'ing that needs to stop.
Yes, it's the horizontal work I was wondering about.
What bothers me is the fact that there are certain wealthy individuals who own vast acreage all over the Southern-tier (but they don't live anywhere near it) and could care less what becomes of the land, just so they make money off of it.