kitchen table math, the sequel: on fracking.

Friday, November 18, 2011

on fracking.

Remarkably good journalism; remarkably scary stuff.
The money would help to pay the taxes on their farms. The land man who came to the Haney home to sell the lease showed pictures of a farm and pasture with a well cap “the size of a garbage can,” Haney said, which she found reassuring. And it didn’t seem as if the drilling would affect their lives much.


Jen said...

You'd think we'd learn from experience, but we don't seem to be able to do that.

The natural gas isn't going anywhere -- but the companies know that if they don't hurry up and do it now, their profits won't be as great. They'd rather do it this way, deny responsibility whenever possible and then be gone when large swaths of my state have been rendered uninhabitable.

The danger to our water is the most pressing. I wish that we were collecting fees at the levels of other states or even higher. We're going to need that money to remediate soil and water for decades to come.

Catherine Johnson said...

This is your moderator speaking!

I think fracking is a little too far afield.