Post # 1
FYI… the same type of drilling as seen in the documentary “Gasland” is looming over Pittsburgh. The gas companies have already aquired the mineral rights of a good number of residents in Lawrenceville (a ward of Pittsburgh). Drilling can devistate the water table and pose a safety issue to not only this ward and the city of Pittsburgh but all those down stream. If you don’t believe me… just watch the documentary. This is not something that we need or want in the state of PA much less the city of Pittsburgh.
A townhall Q&A meeting is taking place tonight in Lawrenceville… 7-8:30pm. 4701 Butler street. details can be seen on the flyer at the link below.
Please be aware of the dangers before you allow the gas companies to drill on your land. They are exempt from the clean water act and therefore are not saying what toxic chemicals they are using to drill through our rock deposits.
Post # 3
They always go to my parents house in Butler and ask if they can spray their land – my dad says no every year because it affects the ecosystem and they hunt on their land. I’ll have to give him a heads up about this, Thanks!
Post # 4
Welcome. =) That’s awesome that your dad has stopped them from drilling his land.
From what we got… this seems like this it is the first of many meetings. To me it still seems like a bad idea. The water they use comes locally and the chemicals they put in to it even though a small % are synthetic with no way to remove them yet. As they force the water into the ground under extreme pressure, a large amount of it with flush back up the pipe and out. Besides being pollute with the chemicals it also will contain tons of salt. Much saltier than the ocean (which if not properly contained can leak into local habitats killing off freshwater wildlife). It can also contain heavy metals and organic chemicals naturally occurring in that pocket of rock but harmful to us. Also on the way down during drilling, they can hit pockets of methane or release rayon gas. And there’s the whole issue with the drilling having the potential to create seismic activity. I’m not too fond of them drilling into an old fault line that has stopped. I’d need to research more but it just seems like there are far too many risks for this energy source. Should we not devote the money, energy and time into finding more sustainable sources.