If the Barnett Shale worms turns in Wise County where the Barnett Shale was born, then you know the worm has, indeed, turned.
Wise County used to call me a lunatic with such a feverish pitch and volume that they drowned out anything shred of rational thought about the folly of drilling in every nook and cranny of the county. That is no longer the case.
‘Fracking’ has bolstered economies, but noise still echoes around drilling
This is the 3rd in a series of stories by Wise County Messenger reporter, Brandon Evans, about the impacts of natural gas drilling.
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Tim Ruggiero says
Reading this story made me think I was watching Christine and Reilly go through this nightmare all over again.
Aruba Petroleum's hallmark is placing drilling operations as close to homes as the 'law allows', which is 200 feet. If Aruba's site is 200 feet away, it's to the inch. It really makes me wonder why most of the other companies are not doing the same. I'm not saying they aren't, but as a general rule, Aruba seems to find a home and then measure out 200 feet as their way of determining where to drill.
In the Allison community and nearby, if you see a pad site or drill rigs, odds are good that it's an Aruba operation.
They just simply don't give a shit about people, their land or certainly their health.
Awfully big of Pinnochio to dump some gravel into the Sasser's driveway-where it wasn't needed before the warm hearted Jim Gilbow's trucks tore it up.
So in exchange for sleepless nights due to the noise, anxiety about health issues and diesel exhaust blasts into their home, they got some gravel for their driveway. How sweet.
I have no doubt that Pinnochio wrote this down as one of the 'many' things he did that he didn't have to that let's him say that Aruba is being a 'Good Neighbor'.