Drilling will forever change our forests

Drilling will forever change our forests

There are 45 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Feb 3, 2010, titled Drilling will forever change our forests. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Last month, Pennsylvania's state for ests in the north-central mountains and along the state's Northern Tier counties, an area that in cludes upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay drainage, were opened to natural- gas drilling.

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Since: Oct 08

Lebanon, PA

#1 Feb 4, 2010
Well done Cindy!
not again

United States

#3 Feb 5, 2010
all for the all mighty dollar,when our wild areas are gone they will never return. but as long as their pockets are lined that'd be ok!
Tioga Cty PA Gas Watch

Cambra, PA

#4 Feb 9, 2010
These latest lease auctions were not the first - there was one in 2008 and those lands are already being drilled (and quite heavily).
Gardenhound

United States

#5 Jul 3, 2010
See the movie Gasland. www.gaslandthemovie.com This will put some perspective on all the found money from gas drilling. It's going to be the next disaster after the oil spill down south.
papy

Columbia Cross Roads, PA

#6 Jul 4, 2010
yepper,in 91' one was drilled ouside of mainesburg pa, wife and i moved there right a fter and our water was ruined,later some of the town also in 07 or 08, sorry if spelling or comma's aren't right,it's only a computer for a non PERFECT PERSON,LOL
nanajade87

Columbia Cross Roads, PA

#7 Jul 7, 2010
I grew up around here and I love to hunt and fish, now I don't know about anyone else but I for one would hate to see our forests ruined all because someone wants their pockets lined with cash, sorry but I love this place to much and it breaks my heart to see the "big man" take it away from this area.
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Masher

United States

#9 Jul 29, 2010
I'm reminded of Pennsylvanias greedy lumber barrons of long ago. They clear cut our forests and sent all of the lumber through Williamsport on the Susquehanna. Question?? Is there any evidence that this really happened?? Anybody??
matt

United States

#10 Sep 10, 2010
Disaster? Really? Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma rank 1,2 and 3 in natural gas production. I live in Oklahoma where we have literally tens of thousands of natural gas wells. Oklahoma has more lakes than any other state and the hunting and fishing here is some of the best in the world. We have no problems with water, or pollution, or anything else. Do not compare oil exploration with natural gas exploration, natural gas is our cleanest burning fuel by far. I know I will never convince many of the anti drilling crowd that, but it's a fact. There is one truth about drilling in PA though, the first time I went up there almost three years ago to complete a well, the technology and practices being used was WAY outdated. They were doing things up there that we havent done in Oklahoma and Texas for about 50 years. They are starting to catch up with times, and now that the gas has been found, the larger companies like Shell will come in and buy up the smaller independant oil and gas companies that operate there now, which is better because they would have less impact on the environment.
muzzy2

Albrightsville, PA

#11 Sep 11, 2010
Masher wrote:
I'm reminded of Pennsylvanias greedy lumber barrons of long ago. They clear cut our forests and sent all of the lumber through Williamsport on the Susquehanna. Question?? Is there any evidence that this really happened?? Anybody??
Yes you can still find the old logging roads in the woods in that area but all the trees have grown back and logging today is done with strict laws not sure of all the rules but i know it has to be done to start new growth loggers have to plant trees and grass when they are done and when they clear cut an area within a year it is full of wildlife and new growth. the drilling in pa also has the same strict rules.
WHY

Lancaster, PA

#12 Sep 11, 2010
Why would the governer let big FAT money making oilcomp, reuin our only GODS country left.

It sounds real nice until you go there and wittness what they destroy to plung a well in the middle of our state forest that all of us pay for,in our pockets and our wild life when it is going I hope we can eat gass wells. I pledge to stop it NOW,and walk if we need to
Frank

York, PA

#13 Sep 11, 2010
Who cares theirs no squirrels or rabbits to hunt anyway.
red mule oilfield

Chesterfield, MO

#14 Sep 11, 2010
Think Of it like this look at the money its bringing 2 your community. Hope yall understand that.
WHY

Milton, PA

#15 Sep 12, 2010
red mule oilfield wrote:
Think Of it like this look at the money its bringing 2 your community. Hope yall understand that.
I'll that the woods wild life if you need to see money look at the GULF
reeldeal

Hershey, PA

#16 Sep 12, 2010
Great points - the forests and geology here in PA are just like OK. What are you talking about?
matt wrote:
Disaster? Really? Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma rank 1,2 and 3 in natural gas production. I live in Oklahoma where we have literally tens of thousands of natural gas wells. Oklahoma has more lakes than any other state and the hunting and fishing here is some of the best in the world. We have no problems with water, or pollution, or anything else. Do not compare oil exploration with natural gas exploration, natural gas is our cleanest burning fuel by far. I know I will never convince many of the anti drilling crowd that, but it's a fact. There is one truth about drilling in PA though, the first time I went up there almost three years ago to complete a well, the technology and practices being used was WAY outdated. They were doing things up there that we havent done in Oklahoma and Texas for about 50 years. They are starting to catch up with times, and now that the gas has been found, the larger companies like Shell will come in and buy up the smaller independant oil and gas companies that operate there now, which is better because they would have less impact on the environment.
jodi

Lebec, CA

#17 Oct 13, 2010
its amazing that after everybody and there mother has leased their land and spent their money, they now complain about the drilling, if you didnt want it then why did u lease the land??????? everyone took the almighty dollar and now dont want what comes with it. Well to late it sounded great when u where getting the checks, so now whats wrong?????
Frank

United States

#18 Oct 13, 2010
I don't know what part of the state you people live in but where I live they have been drilling for about 2 years. Everywhere they drill is open feilds and you do have some say in where the well goes if you want. They only need 5 acres to drill. If you drove past where they drilled in my area you wouldn't even know they were there. ALL the ground is better than it was before they drilled. I looked for a discussion about this because I just had a person stop at my house and ask me how I feel about the drilling. I said I am for it. They went on about how they felt. I know most of these people that are against this are people that are mad because they are not getting money from it. I asked this person that and they said they rented their ground so yeah that goes to prove my point, they are just mad because they are not getting money from this.
Renee

Roxbury, PA

#19 Oct 13, 2010
I grew up in, have family in, and still own land in Clearfield County. In fact, one of my parcels of land is 3 miles from where the well blew this summer. Our water is now threatened. To say that "ALL the land is better" because of drilling-well, maybe in Michigan. But here, land is clearcut to set the well (sites are often several acres), roads are cut,sometimes for miles, through the forest, and getting to these sites means heavy drilling rigs travel the local roads that are not built to handle the weight. The local municipalities do not have the funds to beef up the roads,and the drilling companies have no obligation to pay. Also, in Penna, gas and mineral rights are seperate from other land rights. I have no mineral rights on two of my parcels-they were sold over 100 years ago. So I have no say in who comes and tears up my land, threatens my water and leaves me with no recourse. Am I mad because I'm not getting money from this? No, I'm mad because I have no say in what happens to MY FOREST, MY COMMUNITY, MY WATER. And neither do you.
Craig

Duncannon, PA

#21 Oct 15, 2010
---so?----sell the land in Clearfield and move to West Bloomfield,Michigan-----how hard can it be?----better yet,move to Florida---you'll save a bundle by not having to pay for natural gas to heat your house in the winter---
jodi

Lebec, CA

#22 Oct 19, 2010
WHY wrote:
<quoted text>I'll that the woods wild life if you need to see money look at the GULF
this is not black gold, the process is different and so is the product one is nothing like the other.

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