Pa. woman sues gas driller, claims wa...

Pa. woman sues gas driller, claims water tainted

There are 35 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Oct 28, 2010, titled Pa. woman sues gas driller, claims water tainted. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

A woman is suing natural gas driller Chesapeake Energy Corp. and two of its subsidiaries, claiming drilling near her rural home has fouled the water with methane and other pollutants and created a rash of health problems since 2009.

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Appauld

Westminster, MD

#1 Oct 29, 2010
Watch the movie Gasland on HBO
who knew

Westminster, MD

#2 Oct 29, 2010
So energy companies are indifferent to the damage they do to the public's health as long as there's profit to be made?

Who woulda thunk it.
Theoracle

York, PA

#3 Oct 29, 2010
Gasland is in the realm of Michael Moore. You probably believed that too.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#4 Oct 29, 2010
Theoracle wrote:
Gasland is in the realm of Michael Moore. You probably believed that too.
The only problem with your statement that Gasland is in the realm of Michael Moore is that the information in Gasland has been reported on CBS and NBC several times in the news.
Da Truth

Hanover, PA

#5 Oct 29, 2010
TAX THESE OUT OF STATE CORPORATIONS! THEY DONT CARE ABOUT PEOPLE THEY CARE ABOUT PROFIT MARGINS. WHEN THEY ARE DONE THEY WILL LEAVE PA PROPERTY OWNERS AND THE STATE WITH THE CLEANUP AND AFTERMATH. SIMILAR TO WHAT THE ABANONED COAL MINES HAVE DONE TO THE WATERSHED. SUSTAINABILITY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!! GET GREEN OR GET POLLUTED.
Pablo

Hamburg, PA

#6 Oct 29, 2010
I hope she wins.
john

York, PA

#7 Oct 29, 2010
Appauld wrote:
Watch the movie Gasland on HBO
Its some what true but some of the facts are wrong in the movie, there was an article about the movie in what was true and what was not, its like politics! Dont believe everything u see!
S York

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#8 Oct 29, 2010
Would be nice if the Federal government could do someting. Too bad they can't. Halliburton bought off the President, VP and Congress and has an "exception" to the Safe Drinking Water Act for fracking.

Halliburton 1. U.S. 0

Dick Cheney $$$

Wasn't it Halliburton that skipped the cement test that caused the Gulf well blow out? I can only imagine what is going to happen with the shale fracking.

Sure looks like less government is the solution.
thetruthsetsyouf ree

Warwick, RI

#9 Oct 29, 2010
Theoracle wrote:
Gasland is in the realm of Michael Moore. You probably believed that too.
The point is that Gasland is propaganda portrayed as documentry, much like Moore's films , that is not to say that propaganda is bad just that it is not to be confused with unbiased factual reporting
Harry P Ness

Mechanicsburg, PA

#10 Oct 29, 2010
john wrote:
<quoted text> Its some what true but some of the facts are wrong in the movie, there was an article about the movie in what was true and what was not, its like politics! Dont believe everything u see!
Or read!!! Go up to northern PA and look for yourself what past drilling and mining has left us with. Creeks void of life from the mine runoff! Regardless if Gasland was 100% true or not there's a better chance than not that years from now after these companies leave PA we will be footing the bill to clean up their messes. Might as well get some money from them now while we can because once they leave they're not paying for any clean up.
Harry P Ness

Mechanicsburg, PA

#11 Oct 29, 2010
thetruthsetsyoufree wrote:
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The point is that Gasland is propaganda portrayed as documentry, much like Moore's films , that is not to say that propaganda is bad just that it is not to be confused with unbiased factual reporting
Gasland tried to involve the drilling companies but they weren't willing to go on film.
Theoracle

York, PA

#12 Oct 29, 2010
As a landowner who has a lease for 2 of the wells, bring it on! Show me the money. I lucked into it, did nothing more than negotiate a lease, and they are going to pay me. I can't wait.

I am well aware of the "dangers" of the drilling process, and have taken steps to protect my resources, as every person who leases should.
As for cleanup when they leave, they are required to bond their equipment, so that if they do bail, they fronted the money to "cleanup".
Colorado Chick

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Oct 29, 2010
Folks It is called PROGRESS! Today's modern world is all about convenience. Use and dispose,sure I recycle and so do you. But, for these daily life needs, our health and welfare is at risk. Unless you choose to have the lifestyle of a "nomad" and "live" off the land (hopefully it won't be tainted}, our voices need to be heard for safe regulations for all. Where is Shangri La in this day and age?

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#14 Oct 29, 2010
Theoracle wrote:
As a landowner who has a lease for 2 of the wells, bring it on! Show me the money. I lucked into it, did nothing more than negotiate a lease, and they are going to pay me. I can't wait.
I am well aware of the "dangers" of the drilling process, and have taken steps to protect my resources, as every person who leases should.
As for cleanup when they leave, they are required to bond their equipment, so that if they do bail, they fronted the money to "cleanup".
How are you going to protect your well water if you have one? Farmers all over the US not just in PA have wells they can NO longer use the water from for drinking or giving to their animals to drink from. How are you going to protect the water so when you turn the faucet on it won't catch on fire? This has been documented ALL over the US of that happening.
Theoracle

York, PA

#15 Oct 29, 2010
DFBHD wrote:
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How are you going to protect your well water if you have one? Farmers all over the US not just in PA have wells they can NO longer use the water from for drinking or giving to their animals to drink from. How are you going to protect the water so when you turn the faucet on it won't catch on fire? This has been documented ALL over the US of that happening.
Find me the documents, please. You all sound like chicken little.
Heyyou

Clarks Summit, PA

#16 Oct 30, 2010
Clean up? Some of the chemicals used for gas drilling alone takes billions of years to remove. Never mind the fracking of the wells. Who are you kidding? YOUR properties are a done deal once you have been contaminated with chemicals. Methane is the gas most people look at. Yes, its explosive but the chemicals are there to stay.
thetruthsetsyouf ree

Waterloo, Canada

#17 Nov 1, 2010
Harry P Ness wrote:
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Gasland tried to involve the drilling companies but they weren't willing to go on film.
That makes a propaganda piece into what?
Moore interviewed a senile Charlton Heston did that make his film a documentry?
Please

“I'm not nuts. Just different”

Since: Mar 08

Cheswold, Delaware.

#18 Nov 1, 2010
S York wrote:
Would be nice if the Federal government could do someting. Too bad they can't. Halliburton bought off the President, VP and Congress and has an "exception" to the Safe Drinking Water Act for fracking.
Halliburton 1. U.S. 0
Dick Cheney $$$
Wasn't it Halliburton that skipped the cement test that caused the Gulf well blow out? I can only imagine what is going to happen with the shale fracking.
Sure looks like less government is the solution.
Why is this always the first thought?
"The government should do something."

NO!

These drilling companies routinely give free clean drinking water (Deer park i think) to anyone who tells them that their wells are polluted because of drilling.

If you don't want that then don't allow them to drill on your property.
If the contamination is coming from someone else's property then sue the company.

Why do people insist the government take care of them when they are perfectly capable of handling it themselves?
Harry P Ness

Mechanicsburg, PA

#19 Nov 2, 2010
BobbySomers wrote:
<quoted text>Why is this always the first thought?
"The government should do something."
NO!
These drilling companies routinely give free clean drinking water (Deer park i think) to anyone who tells them that their wells are polluted because of drilling.
If you don't want that then don't allow them to drill on your property.
If the contamination is coming from someone else's property then sue the company.
Why do people insist the government take care of them when they are perfectly capable of handling it themselves?
Like Wall Street took care of itself? Corporations and people tend to only watch out for themselves and forget or don't care about those "down stream". If my water gets contaminated, your right, I could sue and get bottled water for the rest on my life. But I'd much rather have regulations that help ensure it doesn't get contaminated in the first place! There are something’s so big that government unfortunately is the best answer.

“I'm not nuts. Just different”

Since: Mar 08

Cheswold, Delaware.

#20 Nov 2, 2010
Harry P Ness wrote:
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Like Wall Street took care of itself? Corporations and people tend to only watch out for themselves and forget or don't care about those "down stream". If my water gets contaminated, your right, I could sue and get bottled water for the rest on my life. But I'd much rather have regulations that help ensure it doesn't get contaminated in the first place! There are something’s so big that government unfortunately is the best answer.
More people rely on government = government getting bigger = more spending = more of the same mess we are in now.

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