Skip to comments.Natural Gas Rush in Northeast Opposed!!
Posted on 06/07/2008 3:59:05 AM PDT by finnsheep
The Marcellus Shale play is the latest huge thing in natural gas, considered by some to be a "super giant" gas field. Read more here http://www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/246893563.shtml
The edge of the Marcellus Shale in Northeast PA and NY is about 100 miles from NYC, which means the gas needs only a very short trip by pipeline to the major metropolitan centers.
Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels and also is a source for hydrogen for hydrogen powered vehicles.
So here are a bunch of "concerned citizens" planning to oppose it with all their might.
"The Damascus group has plans to pursue all avenues to stop the drilling, which include the use of moratoriums and other legal actions in the courts. It announced at the meeting that the group had enlisted the services of Richard Lippes, a renowned environmental attorney who was instrumental in winning a $129 million lawsuit for residents of the Love Canal section of Niagara Falls, NY, against Occidental Petroleum." You can tell them what you think of their efforts at DCS@mailhosts.net
I know they’re idiot. I know they’re malfunctioning morons.
But why? Do they say why?
Is any counter-protest or legal effort being organized?
Heating oil will probably be $6 per gallon this fall. At those prices,they better pray for GW.
Natural gas is $13.
The heating bills will be double.
All that would help a pro drilling Pres candidate. If we had one.
The answer to your question is right there in the article...
Just your typical NIMBY scenario...
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“We are working very hard to prevent the dire effects of gas well drilling in our township and in the Upper Delaware River Basin, including Wayne County, PA and Sullivan County, NY. Overwhelming evidence now exists that the type of gas drilling proposed for our area causes contaminated drinking water, carcinogens in the farmland and food chain, torn-up roads, risk of explosions, toxic air pollution, plummeting real estate values, and screeching noise polution.”
But doesn’t oil/gas that is extracted go up for sale on the world market?
Do we presently drill for our own usage?
Drilling methods of today fully isolate the well bore from all chances of cross contamination in the gorund water systems. The roads are rebuilt much better to handle the loads, paid for by the oil company and left better than they found them.
Carcinogens in the farm land and food chain? That’s actually the most ignorant thing I’ve ever heard. That’s impossible! Risks of explosion? About as much chance of them losing their homes to an earthquake.....none. Toxic air pollution? It’s all contained and sealed in a tight pipe line.
Plummeting real estate values? The well head left behind will be about the size of a large barbecue grill. And the lucky people to have mineral rights to the land will retire early on the royalties. There will be a stampede to buy land there for that reason alone. Real estate values will go off the chart.
These people are disgusting and beyond stupid.
So...apart from the routine (unsubstantiated) claims of indescribable environmental damage...do these tree hugging enviro-whackos have any other basis for their objections?
Time to tell them to sit down and shut up. They can resume whining and whimpering when we have secured the nation, again.
“Plummeting real estate values” is the key word in all of this.
This is a gas field only. It will not likely go on the World market because the fungible market for Liquified Natural Gas is limited. It has to be compressed and chilled to -180 deg. F. in order to be transfered to a liquid state for shipment. It is not very easy to handle and most facilities that do it are right at an ocean shipping port.
I this case, it will be for commercial/domestic use only.
Fill up with $6/gal. gas and go to an o’bama shindig, 80 miles away.
Please read post #8
They're drilling like mad for Dominion in my area. Meaning they plan on pumping a lot of it. There will be one forming shortly, as I get hold of landowners, starting with Hubby's uncle; the location on his property is ready for the rig to be set on Monday.
Why in the world would they want to stop the drilling? The logic of their thinking escapes me.
I didn’t read the article. Thanks.
I don’t think I will. Too depressing.
Complete and utter BS. The new drilling technology that's been in use several years included sounding, then drilling and sounding, drilling samples (the labs are right there on the job) ect., so they know exactly the angle and almost exactly the depth to drill. If your water is contaminated THEY have to PAY all of it.
If a 5 gallon can of diesel fuel is spilled on the job, they have to immediately begin HAZMAT procedure to contain the spil and clean it up. I know, Hubby's worked on the rigs in the past few years and was th eone that got stuck doing cleaning up because of his HAZMAT certifications.
Drilling companies are VERY green these days.
Do you live down the road from me?
The ‘why’ is very simple. These types do not want additional energy of any type. Their solution is to ‘conserve, conserve, conserve’. They want higher energy costs to achieve their solution.