Hillsboro, WV

#1 Feb 1, 2012

New York, NY

#2 Feb 1, 2012
We don't want it nowhere near here. It is poison, causes cancer. We need to fight it!

New York, NY

#3 Feb 1, 2012
It pollutes rivers and streams, anything that drinks from it dies, kills all our wildlife. It gets into our water system and causes cancer and other horrible diseases! Look it up, watch the documentary, it should be completely banned! They want to use our beautiful land, but they could care less about the people here, taking advantage of WVA!
Enviro Sci

Media, PA

#4 Feb 2, 2012
Actually, I work for an environmental company in the Marcellus Shale play. I test all the groundwater pre/post drilling. I have found no cases in which people water supply were compromised. Most of the pollution comes from on top of the surface ( SPILLED FLUIDS, TRUCK OVER TURNS, ETC)I have seen the documentary you speak of but take into effect that that was in a totally different geologic formation. That was due to drilling in the aquafer region. Anyway, there is no way that drilling will make it to GBR Co. Atleast not on the east end.....Chesapeake announced reccently that they were pulling most of their rigs out of the Marcellus Shale and moving them to the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio......So, get your facts before you totally rule it out.....I have no biased beliefs.....I am a 3 party consultant.....

Hillsboro, WV

#5 Feb 2, 2012
there is drilling in northern greenbrier county. not far from pocahontas county.

the reason why they are pulling out is because it is now known that the marcellus shale will only provide 2 year supply of gas. not feasible. and possibly people are waking up to corporate lies. it's not just about the ground water, it is also about trucks up and down the road, drying up streams, the "gas pads", noise, etc..
it doesn't contaminate water? what about people setting their tap water on fire after drilling is done? seen the documentary "gasland"?

New York, NY

#6 Feb 2, 2012
You can set the stream waters on fire too. They want the people to the think this will bring big jobs to the community, it will, but just for a minute, until they have ruined our land, taken what they've wanted, and then moved on to the next little town, meanwhile leaving our land in shambles, and poisoned, leaving years of distruction behind! They say it's not bad for the environment, that's it just ridiculous!!!

New York, NY

#7 Feb 2, 2012
It can cause earthquakes to!

Huntington, WV

#8 Feb 3, 2012
Get your facts straight it has been shown the reason they could light their tapwater on fire in gasland was due to the fact their water well was drilled thru a methane pocket everything on those type of "documentaries" are always hyped up and exaggerated or in this case completely misleading

Hillsboro, WV

#9 Feb 3, 2012
they couldn't light it on fire BEFORE the gas drilling. they knew something was wrong when their water started smelling and tasting funny.
dont do it

United States

#10 Feb 3, 2012
No fracking! We have finally started to control the mining industry, preventing the raping of our beautiful state. This industry, has not proven that they will NOT destroy the groundwater, and other contamination that occurs during this process.
As stated in the documentary, these companies do not have to provide the name and concentration of the chemicals utilized to frac the shale. The Federal government is not pushing them to reveal the chemical compounds. Some of these we know of, however not the concentration, and there are many used that are cancer related.
I agree that this industry does stimulate the local economy, buy not at the expense of our state!
I oppose it in any area...

Huntington, WV

#11 Feb 3, 2012
Do your research and you will see it was a lie I'm not leaning one way or another I'm just saying if you are going to use gasland as a point of reference that you are hurting your cause more then helping because the whole lighting tapwater issue has already been disproven as well as a bunch of their other over exaggerated claims
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tyranical raurous

Calgary, Canada

#13 Feb 5, 2012
ugh wrote:
Do your research and you will see it was a lie I'm not leaning one way or another I'm just saying if you are going to use gasland as a point of reference that you are hurting your cause more then helping because the whole lighting tapwater issue has already been disproven as well as a bunch of their other over exaggerated claims
Finally, someone that is educated on these matters. People need to realize that having your information based on a documentary is obviously always going to lean in a certain direction of bias. I work in the field and I completely agree that the biggest danger of pollutants is not the fracking but trucks tipping, spills, etc. Do you understand how far down the marcellus is? It is below the water table and the induced fractures aren't going to crack up a couple thousand feet to enter an aquifer. They have run casing through the vertical hole to prevent the areas that are exposed to groundwater. So before you completely buy into the media and "gasland", you should take everything with a grain of salt. If there is anything to complain about, it is that there aren't enough locally hired rig workers, they are all from down south. Myself and a few others are from this wonderful state but it is far and few between.

Hillsboro, WV

#14 Feb 6, 2012
and the noise, the traffic, the roads, and the lower property values, and people do NOT want to see these gaspads. so, lower tourist dollars coming in.

Welch, WV

#15 Feb 6, 2012
There's no way to "fight it" it's going to happen. Sad part is, our state laws are not enough nor strong enough to protect us from the ill effects. And for the record, it is going to cause harm. Every way mankind extracts earth's resources causes harm, each in its own way.
I personally believe that, over time, gas extraction does pollute the water and even causes earthquakes.

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