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#50 Jul 24, 2012
Ron,

You aren't by chance related to Shelly DePue are you? lol
Sorry

United States

#51 Aug 2, 2012
Drilling isn't the only problems with gas and oil. The pipeline employees seem to go where they want until they are caught.
If they find a quicker way than the access they will take it until someone spoils their desires.
Ask around and land owners will tell.
Shame on those.
Quiet Observer

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#52 Aug 2, 2012
Sorry wrote:
Drilling isn't the only problems with gas and oil. The pipeline employees seem to go where they want until they are caught.
If they find a quicker way than the access they will take it until someone spoils their desires.
Ask around and land owners will tell.
Shame on those.
What worries me is the fact that they take short cuts and use substandard materials in their construction. The union guys that were out on RT 50 for several weeks had some interesting info to share. I stopped to talk to them one day to find out what they were all about.

They told me that this isn't really a matter of union vs. non-union labor that they are b*tching about. The fact is, few if any local pipeline workers, welders, etc. in WV were hired. No local jobs.

Now, of course some will right off the bat upon reading this want to say "that's because local WV people can't pass the drug test." But all these guys have and they also have certifications in various grades of welding experience, have to work under OSHA provisions, etc. They all tried to get hired by Mark West but were turned down. Mark West brought in their own out of state workers.

And what these guys picketing told me was this.....

They are held to a higher standard for welding qualifications/certifications that the union demands of them, where as the Mark West hirees didn't have to have many of those certifications and skills in welding.

I have seen with my own eyes and inter office memo that was circulating inside the Mark West Company when they were planning this pipe line (someone sent it to me in the e-mail, who must have gotten it from and insider who went public with it on the net.) The internal memo from a Mark West executive said "we are going to build this pipeline faster and cheaper than anybody else." What does that tell you folks? faster and cheaper usually means short cuts, lesser quality materials and workmanship, etc.

One of the biggest concerns these guys conveyed to me was regarding the thickness of the pipeline they are using and the fact that it was oversees material....hell maybe China and of poorer quality to withstand the pressures of the natural gas pumping through. These men said that, without a doubt, there will be leaks, pipeline ruptures, and explosions. May be months, years or a decade from now, but they say it WILL happen and some of these disasters will take out a whole hollow, including the homes and possibly the people. Not good.

All you have to do is go on google. Type in the key phrase "gas pipeline explosions" and start reading about all the RECENT explosions happening in already heavily drilled areas such as Texas, Wyoming, PA ...areas already heavily hit with shale gas drilling. Building faster and cheaper in good ol' Doddridge while no one is looking.
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#53 Aug 4, 2012
Interested in finding out all the info I can regarding Metering stations installed at the Marcellus Well Sites. Do they emit toxins and is the noise loud? THANK YOU!
muddy waters

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#54 Aug 7, 2012
Has anyone notice how muddy the streams stay most of the time lately? I know we got a lot of rain the other day but most of the summer they been like that. is it cause of the drought that it looks so bad or runoff from erosion on hill sides? When i was a kid we the waters were much deeper in Middle Island but have heard its drought level the worst in fourty years

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