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Will Fracking Go Bust in Pennsylvania?


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife, healthconditions )

Cal
- 315 days ago - ecowatch.com
In 2012, journalists began warning of an impending bust in Pennsylvania's fracking boom. Since 2010, experts found, drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation--one of the largest in North America--has seen a 50 percent decline in natural gas production,



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Debbie G. (314)
Monday September 16, 2013, 5:01 pm
We can only hope. Fracking must be conquered.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:02 pm
Good. Keep up the pressure, the more that people realize they were sold a bunch of lies and they get holding the bag, less will want this drilling on their lands.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:20 am
Thanks.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:26 am
The number of rigs skyrocketed and dropped, *though the number of wells remains in the thousands*??? I'm not quite understanding what that statement is supposed to mean. We have over 1200 highly productive wells just in my Tri-County area and the company is drilling new wells by the dozens.
Natural gas is still the safest, cleanest, most abundant, most cost productive source we have for meeting our energy needs.
And I have to say I've never seen a well pad like the one pictured ~ at least I've never seen one that looks like that here in Pennsylvania.
 

Tom Tree (255)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:49 am
Sure hope so!
No MORE F***NG FRACKING !
Thank you for Sharing this!
 

Debbie S. (33)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:58 am
No More Fracking!
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:07 am
I hope so. Fracking is a destructive practice. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:14 am
like Tom Tree saying. F*CKING FRACKING :-(((((((((((((
 

Boo B. (11)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 8:50 am
No need to swear in here. I came to the website to AVOID swearing. sheesh
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 10:10 am
90% of all natural gas is harvested within the first 2 - 2 1/2 years. Anything after that is just pure greed. 74% of all natural gas goes to Japan and does not benefit American consumers, contrary to Obama's claim. National security has nothing to do with it.
Lastly, most people never see the great riches promised by the energy firms. They do see increased methane; cross contamination from transportation accidents and seepage from poorly maintained holding ponds. They do see increased respiratory illnesses; contaminated air and increased methane levels.
Pennsylvania will never recover or regain what beauty it once had. It will look more like a lunar landscape.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 1:04 pm
Theodore, it's not greed on the part of the company. It's greed on the part of BigOil who doesn't want Americans utilizing the safest, cleanest, most abundant, and cost effective energy source. And stupidity on the part of the people who believe their propaganda.
EVERYONE here in PA IS seeing the promised riches! NO ONE is seeing increased methane. NO ONE is seeing contamination. NO ONE is sick or coughing from contaminated air. And our dairy cows that we graze on our pastures dotted with wells AREN'T sick either! Pennsylvania doesn't look ANY different than it did 100yrs ago before fracking.
Why? Because the company has poured billions of dollars into our local economy and fracking hasn't caused even a tiny iota of harm. It's only caused incredible benefits.
Ask me, I know. I LIVE in the very heart of THE largest and most heavily drilled Marcellus shale bed in the United States.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thank you.
 
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