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The Marcellus Shale and Fracking


    Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main concerns ?
 Fracking is ruining individual lives and health, taking people's property rights and constitutional rights and is
threatening the safety of our land, air and the water we drink. 


Is this
a local issue ? I don't have shale gas under my house?   You watershed is at stake and your involvement is necessary to alter the course things are taking at present.    


Why is drinking water an issue ?  
On this
 interactive map  you can click and see how many wells are 1,000 to 3,000 times over the federal limits for radioactive and carcinogenic contaminaents & toxins  in their drinking water -    see even more info like this in  The Latest News and Links .   What good is all that energy if you have fouled the source of  your own water.   How will you replace that? The Delaware Valley  Watershed is at stake in this battle. There have already been spills of fracking fluids taken to our area for processing in the Neshaminy - and if  fracking is allowed by the DVRBC  then our drinking water will be on the front lines.
  

 Isn't  gas clean energy?   NO- Not by any means. It BURNS cleaner - but the "lifecycle" ( all that is affected to get it )  is far more dirty than even some forms of coal  and some energy companies are proposing a "tax" or "fee" to allow them to leave YOU with the cleanup or the impact reversals.  We already know that fees are way too low for proper regulation and that spills and accidents abound.  They have good reason to want to leave you with the clean-up and "impact" repairs 

What is Fracking?   -  "Hydraulic fracturing ",   hydrofracking" or "fracking"  involves not just drilling straight down - but then going sideways and pumping water into the ground to open up the formations . The gas then is supposed to bubble back up the same route.  Unfortunately, the chemicals that they use to pump the water onto the shale are extremely dangerous and are finding their way into wells and watersheds. And the shale isn't too solidly stable so, the gas itself is going up other fissures & alleys that were an unintended consequence, causing well-water contamination and other problems, such as  triggering possible earthquakes. 
 
Aren't people paid for their lands?  People leasing their lands often don't understand the severe consequences they may face to their  livelihoods, their health or to the loss of the esthetics &  quality of life features they enjoyed.  Some people are so in need of a job that they feel that ANY job would be a good one, even if their families are directly impacted. They have not accounted for the jobs that will be lost, the quality of life that will be lost .  Short term "boom to bust cycles are among factors not considered . And the onerous industries that come hand in hand like factory farming or chemical plants ( and medical services for those made ill ) will change the nature of  the land and rights and the type of jobs that many treasure.

Doesn't our country need this energy ?  Foreign investment and purchase of many of these mineral rights is a factor. Global ownership of energy companies is a factor. The amount  of our treasured resources that our government government allows to be sold on the open market is a factor.  And there are few citizens who can "override" the legislative requests of the energy companies.  The excess of gas is already (as of 9-12 ) bringing down the cost of gas and you can see the powerful energy companies working to broaden their market to keep our prices up.  Low energy would help American thrive. But big energy companies won't make as much of a profit.  Whom do you think has more influence on your legislators... you or the powerful energy companies who seek to increase the competition and your rates? (click here for 9-12 Inquirer article on exactly this) ...

 

The gas money as you can well imagine is .... well.....plentiful.    And not unlike the situation with BP in the Gulf, for instance, once they foul an area, there is no historical precedence that would allow us to expect that  they would or could do a cleanup of any significance. We need to have our voices heard above corporate interests.  We need to understand that what affects those just a few hours from us, can deeply affect our lives as well if our water supply is polluted.   Wastewater management systems are not designed to handle radium.  Sludge that is normally sprayed on roads  to dispose of it may now have radium and other dangerous chemicals .  If it is is still allowed to be spayed on roads and put into other places previously deemed normal, will it end up in our drinking water ...?  It's hard to imagine that it won't.  There is far too little oversight and there have been far too many spills, accidents and problems .  

 



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