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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Franklin County
Re: Pipeline Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
Since the 70's a whole lot of folks have been harping about our dependence on foreign oil and energy. That number grows with each trip to the gas station anymore.
Energy policy and plans are major issues in national elections. With the advent of local (state) energy policy, it will become a heated state issue down to the local level.
Yet, just in this state alone, we have an estimated 100 year supply of natural gas. That is from the Marcellus layer, there are others under that.
So, we will need pipe;lines of all types and sizes to get this gas to the end users. Like the wells themselves, the initial phase is ugly and disruptive. Yet after it is finished and covered. most people are unaware of their existence.
Energy independence has a cost. On the flip side of the coin, it has a pay off as Americans, we will be less prone to be drawn into foreign conflicts.
So, until the other, so far unproven, unavailable, and the logistical services to deliver them are devised... the alternative energy sector remains that - alternative. Really, we should call them proposed energy sources. As that is what they are.
Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.