There will be thousands of gas wells drilled over the next two decades using slick water horizontal hydrofracking – the Back Mountain as Industrial Zone

Gas Drilling Will Bring You:
Lower Property Values
Higher Taxes
Polluted and Unusable Water Sources
Toxic Waste (heavy metals, carcinogens, brine and radioactive materials)
Open Waste Pits
Undisclosed Chemicals
Endocrine Disruptors
Carcinogens Left Underground
Air Pollution
Depleted Water Habitat
Noise Pollution
Eminent Domain
Loss of Farmland
Loss of Tourism
Disrupted Wildlife Habitat
Higher Crime Rate
Increased Drug Use
Choking Truck Traffic
Broken Roads
Increased Accidents
Lower Quality of Life (why do you love this place?)
Earth Shaking
Fractured Bedrock Below (where 10 to 30 tons of chemicals per well, liberated radioactivity, brine, and heavy metals are left underground to slowly migrate toward your family’s water supply)

Educate yourself and take action to stop this now! The first well is drilling this August. Don’t be fooled by the propaganda you see on television and billboards. 1.5% percent of the county households will benefit, 98.5% will suffer.

NOTE – Add on top of this: mismanagement, acts of nature, maximization of profit, and out of state corporations. Then mix in weakened laws and a depleted DEP. And put it all in the context of rapid expansion. Isn’t this a case for MORATORIUM!?

7 Responses to There will be thousands of gas wells drilled over the next two decades using slick water horizontal hydrofracking – the Back Mountain as Industrial Zone

  1. Mom23boys says:

    register your support for the FRAC ACT. Close the HALIBURTON LOOPHOLE.

    http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/676/t/572/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1203

  2. Liz Martin says:

    Where can I get a couple of those signs I’m beginning to see around the Back Mountain?

  3. qazse says:

    Liz, I have them at my house. I can drop one off or you can pick one up. Thanks!

  4. Fracked says:

    Wanna bet those 2% blow town?

  5. Dr. Thomas Jiunta says:

    That pretty much sums it all up. Zoning officials are abdicating their responsibiliry, by going along and politicians are afraid to stand up to big gas/oil and their power brokers. Who will stand up for every day people?

  6. Mom23boys says:

    Tom — looks like it’s you! Keep standing for those every day people. I’ll be doing my part too.

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
    Margaret Mead
    US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 – 1978)

  7. qazse says:

    Fracked – I’d say the over under is 85%

    Tom, we will do it!

    M23b – I have always loved that quote. And to think it is an insight from such a learned and remarkable person gives great hope.

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