This could be and excerpt from a forum in the Barnett Shale, or the Marcellus Shale, or the Fayetteville Shale, or the Haynesville Shale and soon to be the Eagle Ford Shale.
“The violations have been numerous,” Daniel resident Horton Spitzer said. “Do you know how much money has been collected for violations? Zero.”
“We have an air problem and we have a water problem,” Spitzer continued. “We’ve got problems in Sublette County, and we’ll have problems in Teton County. This should be stopped dead.”
The decision on whether to drill was made by the Bureau of Land Management in the early 1990s, Buchanan said.
The water contamination, air pollution and health issues are the same in all gas patches no matter the state. Yet industry continues to claim they are not responsible. This is ridiculous! It’s like dealing with a teenager who claims he did not make the mess in the kitchen when there is no one else home but the dog.
The best way to deal with this kind of adolescent behavior is to take privileges away until you get their attention.
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It is odd how all over the country you could have thousands of smoking guns that prove that hydraulic fracturing is destructive to people's health and safety, and yet somehow the industry can always claim the methane was there before they got there. Its not just a child its a child that has a compulsive lying problem but because he's worth billions of dollars he always gets his way. Or its like that kid in the Twilight Zone that everyone fears in town because he can change reality to be whatever he wants. But we all have to smile and tell him his derricks are wonderful or else we'll be turned into a jack in the box.
I had a drilling rep tell me that we are all a bunch of "whiners" because we are not getting our way. I thought interesting, how can we "whine" if nothing ever goes our way? Stop 1, only 1, gas will anywhere is the metroplex and hear who whines. The next best argument is that drilling ordinances balance rights, really, because gas wells get approved 100% of the time, in what bizarro world is that balanced?
Complaints are usually the same no matter who you talk to, honestly even though these sound like legit problems, people will always complain about something. If everything was ok, they wouldn’t have anything to talk about haha 😉