Marcellus Shale and our way of life

Aug 4, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Pocahontas Times ~ Marlinton West Virginia

In recent meetings of the county commission, we have been hearing from citizens regarding the drawbacks of Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

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Aug 4, 2011
 
The best way to find out how Marcellus Shale is to attend some of the meetings. Better yet, talk to some of the people who have leased their land and have had wells drilled. I started checking about 6 months ago because of my land. Am still learning.The one important thing is if you want to sign a contract....MAKE SURE YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN WRITING.

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The best way to find out how Marcellus Shale is to attend some of the meetings. Better yet, talk to some of the people who have leased their land and have had wells drilled. I started checking about 6 months ago because of my land. Am still learning.The one important thing is if you want to sign a contract....MAKE SURE YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN WRITING.
99% of those bitching about drilling are simply pissed that they don't own any mineral rights
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Aug 5, 2011
 
Strap68 wrote:
<quoted text> 99% of those bitching about drilling are simply pissed that they don't own any mineral rights
thats a crock! i dont have no mineral rights and could give a sh!t less. i just wanna know why they destroy so much ground to drill a hole in the earth???
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Aug 5, 2011
 
Try to balance a car on a nail and you will see.

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resident of bu wrote:
<quoted text>thats a crock! i dont have no mineral rights and could give a sh!t less. i just wanna know why they destroy so much ground to drill a hole in the earth???
Destroy so much ground? Have u ever been to a drill site after it's been reclaimed?? Apparently not! Not even an acre is used when drilling one marcellus well. Fact... It would take 15 shallow wells to produce as much as 1 Marcellus well does. 1 acre compared to 15.... Hummm

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I work in the gas industry and personally I feel that if you protest the drilling of Marcellus gas then park all you vehicles that have gasoline motors also fine another means of heating you house this winter and last but not least shut your electric off since you are so concerned about destruction of the ground and don't understand why we do what we do
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Aug 6, 2011
 
Or better yet buy a hybrid and demand we have renewable resources like wind mills and solar energy.
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Aug 6, 2011
 
Wind mills destroy just as much land to put them in dumb ass.
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Aug 6, 2011
 
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Wind mills destroy just as much land to put them in dumb ass.
I didn't say anything about destroying ground I said renewable energy. Also in what way do wind mills contaminate drinking water and pollute with harmful chemicals? Dumb ass
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Aug 10, 2011
 
What about the 10 to 15 acres they clear to make the well pad? oh shit! there goes my favorite hunting spot!! Done happened at our hunting camp and thats not including the damn pipelines they have put acrossed it!!

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What about the 10 to 15 acres they clear to make the well pad? oh shit! there goes my favorite hunting spot!! Done happened at our hunting camp and thats not including the damn pipelines they have put acrossed it!!
Bet you ride a 4-wheeler at that hunting camp don't ya? Guess what... It's not run on solar power. There has to be give and take in order for progress to be made and all of us to benefit for the better.
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Aug 10, 2011
 
It's difficult to get real estate brokers to go on-the-record about the issues they're seeing on selling these properties, just like it's difficult to get lending instutions to state their specific policies for approving home loans.
However, rules for FHA insured mortgage state, "No existing dwelling may be located closer than 300 feet from an active or planned drilling site. Note that this applies to the site boundary, not to the actual well site." See HUD Handbook 4150.2, Chapter 7-2 Valuation Analysis for Single Family One-to-Four-Unit Dwellings: www.hud.gov/4150.2/41502c2HSGH.pdf
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Aug 10, 2011
 
Bucknite wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't say anything about destroying ground I said renewable energy. Also in what way do wind mills contaminate drinking water and pollute with harmful chemicals? Dumb ass
So let me guess you are one of the people that think the frac of wells 13,000 feet deep in the ground cause you to have bad water In your water well that is 200 feet deep
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Aug 10, 2011
 
resident of bu wrote:
What about the 10 to 15 acres they clear to make the well pad? oh shit! there goes my favorite hunting spot!! Done happened at our hunting camp and thats not including the damn pipelines they have put acrossed it!!
I would read what CTYB posted. Try that and see how it works out for you
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Aug 11, 2011
 
CTYB wrote:
<quoted text>So let me guess you are one of the people that think the frac of wells 13,000 feet deep in the ground cause you to have bad water In your water well that is 200 feet deep
Well yeah. This is no myth check out the videos on youtube of people that can light their well water on fire from fracing. Also I always hear people that work on rigs talk about getting the MUD on them and it burning holes in their skin. I donít think I would want to drink that stuff. I never said we should never drill. We need stricter regulations so peoples land and health are not destroyed. We also need to start using renewable resources such as wind and solar. You can check out this video of a guy lighting his water on fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Strap68 wrote:
<quoted text> Bet you ride a 4-wheeler at that hunting camp don't ya? Guess what... It's not run on solar power. There has to be give and take in order for progress to be made and all of us to benefit for the better.
No four wheelers allowed on the property! i dnt care for the damn noisy things any way,and the gas there producing is getting shipped over seas any way. it aint benefiting us one damn bit other than the work its created for the next 10 or 15 years!

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resident of bu wrote:
<quoted text>No four wheelers allowed on the property! i dnt care for the damn noisy things any way,and the gas there producing is getting shipped over seas any way. it aint benefiting us one damn bit other than the work its created for the next 10 or 15 years!
I agree with you on the noisy 4-wheelers and the jobs that drilling is creating, but the gas produced is NOT being shipped overseas. You cant ship it unless it is liquified, and the cost of doing that is too great to warrant a profit.
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Aug 12, 2011
 
My dad is a well tender and none of this gas is benefiting this state other than creating jobs for a few years! What are they gonna do when it plats itself out theres gonna be a bunch of unemployed people.
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Aug 16, 2011
 
agreed with ctyb!
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Aug 16, 2011
 
Word up?

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