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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: western Allegheny Co.
Re: Anti Drilling Groups and Their Backers
We are all concerned about the environment, neither political party can lay claim to that.
I draw the line about spreading misinformation in trying to get a full blown moratorium on all mineral extraction in PA, which is what the groups in that paper are trying to do. They prey on the fears of unsuspecting people that are not involved in the industry and blow small spills and issues way out of proportion. I guarantee that you have more surface spills from truck and rail accidents than you will ever see from the drilling industry. And, I'll say it again...downhole issues with gas migration and affected water wells happen very little in this industry although there are a great many people that have marginal water wells at best that see this as their opportunity to get a new well or city water run to their homes.
If the state sees that a company has affected or ruined a water supply the company, by law, must replace the old supply with as good as, or better supply ...(water buffaloes are not a permanent solution)