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  1. Ba Rea

    I am researching, trying to understand the relationship between gas drilling and karst formation and posting things on my Facebook account. I have heard that traditional gas drilling in the area of Scott’s Hollow (Sinks Grove area) punctured the aquifer there and wiped out many wells/springs. Still looking for more information. So far most of it is looking at maps and making composites and trying to figure out if there are precedents that we can look at here in West Virgina, as that seems to be important in any legal action we may want to take. What I have posted as images can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2064205&id=1068950715&l=5ffca733f5
    To see a map of the Marcellus Shale gas wells already started in WV go to:
    http://ims.wvgs.wvnet.edu/mar/viewer.htm
    You will need to check the box on the right hand side under Geological Data that says “Marcellus Wells” and hit the refresh button. There is a lot of information, mostly
    supportive of Marcellus Gas Well drilling on this site. I can not find any treatment of the effects of drilling through Karst. It looks like there a a couple permitted mine sites in Randolph and Pendleton counties that may be in areas that are also karst. I haven’t figured out how to find out more about that yet…
    Also I would recommend looking at this article http://voicesweb.org/node/3905

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  2. Sheldon Sears

    Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply?
    This week, NOW talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about “Gasland”, his Sundance award-winning documentary on the surprising consequences of natural gas drilling. Fox’s film—inspired when the gas company came to his hometown—alleges chronic illness, animal-killing toxic waste, disastrous explosions, and regulatory missteps.

    http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/index.html

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  3. bob chamberland

    In a discusion with a DEP inspector I was told that the Oil and Gas DEP Inspectors are hired by the Oil and Gas Commission. The Oil and Gas Commission is made up of the oil and gas companies in the state. Fox guarding the hen house!! Need I say more.

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  4. myles Post author

    Still attempting to understand how some people cannot or will not even entertain the POSSIBILITY that injecting contaminants into the ground by the millions of gallons and then, soon thereafter, finding that groundwater has been contaminated – MIGHT BE RELATED.

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  5. myles Post author

    My favorite no-brainer. Frack fluid is sprayed into the ground at extremely high pressure, using a plethora of chemicals and agents, many of which are included to help increase the lubricating properties of the fluid. Some geologists have recently suggested that fracking may lubricate fault lines. And class, do we know what happens when fault lines move? That would be EARTHQUAKES. So hydraulic fracture doesn’t just wreck the landscape and poison the water – it also causes earthquakes? Hmm. Maybe this is a bad idea? Try googling “braxton county earthquakes natural gas” and be amazed.

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  6. roseanna

    My goal is to join forces with various groups in WV that are working towards the same goals we are and also to form a nationwide coalition and then go worldwide. More and more, I am convinced that addressing the deleterious effects horizontal gas drilling has on the environment and all the species that inhabit it is a number ONE priority on the planet at this time.

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  7. Philippe

    Hi!
    I am writing from japan.
    I recently heard about hydraulic fracturing for the first time. It was not however the first time I read about the political power unbalance between the industries and their lobbyists and common citizens.
    I just wanted to mention I happened to watch the latest episode of the CSI TV series on CBS (season 11: episode 8) called Fracked.
    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/
    Watch it if you have a chance. It is a timely exposure and even if coming as entertainment it is certainly a good way to familiarize the public with this problem.

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  8. myles Post author

    Thanks for your note Philippe. People are beginning to become aware of the dangers, but the process is slow. Will it be soon enough to save us? Only time will tell. For our part, we endeavor with all of our collective strength to oppose anything that threatens our most wonderful and limited resource – water. Stay in touch. Thanks.

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  9. Dianne

    Shocking: Monroe County is an environmental jewel to be preserved, not fractured, exploded and poisoned. My husband and I live in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, but have visited Monroe County and other surrounding counties in WV and have fell in love with the picturesque quiet beauty of Monroe County. So much that we wish to move there. And then we heard about the plans for drilling . . .

    Our county in MD is extremely polluted–both air and water. During the worst air days of the hot summer months, I go to a website (http://www.webmd.com/allergies/healthtool-air-quality-index) that reports air quality for an area as well as shows a chart for the entire country. When looking at the entire eastern half of the country, there is one smallish green circle (representing good quality air) that stands out among an area mostly yellow and orange (very poor air quality). That one smallish green circle of “GOOD AIR” is in Monroe County, WV. This must be preserved; there is no question.

    My husband and I, as well as our 2 dogs, suffer from many health issues due to the poor air/water quality of our county in MD. We are looking to relocate and have chosen Monroe County, WV because it is one of the rare counties that is blessed with good quality air and water (bestplaces.net). As you are aware there are many intrinsic properties of this county. It is unthinkable, unconscionable even, to consider that “big business” will be allowed to come in and blast away the integrity of the valuable and vulnerable eco-system that lies beneath Monroe County.

    In this awakened era of learning to “live green” and to strive for alternate energy sources to save our precious environment, it is a farce that a Texas Oil Company (or any entity for that matter) will be permitted to do this irreversible damage to this land, this town and these people. How can the towns people, the county government, the state and our country permit this to happen over and over again to our most treasured environments? And now, Monroe County, WV?

    I’m on the outside looking in, but if there is any way I can help preserve this “one of a kind” county, please let me know.

    I applaud your time and efforts to fight for this cause and pray that all individuals responsible for deciding the fate of Monroe County will be acutely awakened to the grim environmental consequences of drilling/fracking and will put a stop to all plans before the damage is done.

    Thank you for your website.

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  10. myles Post author

    The WV Environmental Council and WV SORO came up with these fantastic additions to the Marcellus Shale Drilling Regulations:

    * A public notice and comment period for each permit application to drill a well
    * An actual water withdrawal permit system
    * Elimination of the General Permit for land application of pit water
    * Prohibition of the disposal of oil and gas well wastewater in underground mines
    * A ban on, or additional protections for, drilling in Karst geology
    * No burying of drilling pits on site
    * Testing of all flow-back water and drill cuttings for the presence of radioactivity
    * A comprehensive statute and rules governing seismic exploration
    * Regulation of air quality at drilling sites

    What still amazes me is that BASIC regulations – like disallowing them from disposing of wastewater by firing it into underground mines – DO NOT EXIST.

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  11. Jeff Pritt

    I may have overlooked something, but it appears the WV Environmental Council and WV SORO are not seeking “[a] ban on, or additional protections for, drilling in Karst geology” as you indicated above. I think those comments are from the West Virginia Sierra Club author who posted the link to the other groups’ joint paper.

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  12. Robin D. Wright

    http://www.wvecouncil.org/take_action/2011/02_14.html

    Jeff, above is the link to the page on the WV Environmental Council’s website where the list of “provisions” they “feel should be included” in the Marcellus Shale regulations is given. The list (on this discussion page, provided by Myles)was a direct cut and paste from their site. Evidently, they have strong concerns about drilling in karst and are, in fact,recommending a “ban on or strong protections for drilling in karst” as stated above.

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  13. Robin D. Wright

    Jeff, it’s not a “conflict”, it is an update to the document you are referring to. If you call Dave McMahon of WVSORO (304-415-4288), he will confirm that the two organizations recently worked together and came up with these additional “provisions”, which both organizations endorse and presented at the Public Hearing yesterday. Apparently, they have not updated their website. I can see why you might have thought there was a conflict, but further research by contacting the organizations directly, will clear any confusion.

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  14. Jeff Pritt

    Ok, I looked at the WVSORO website a little more closely this time and did find this document dated February 9, 2011, and prepared by Mr. McMahon, which does indicate that the two organizations are supporting a “temporary moratorium . . . until potential problems can be studied” with regard to drilling in Karst. See item # 14:

    http://wvsoro.org/current_events/ComparisonChartMarcelllusBills2011-02-09.pdf

    A “temporary moratorium” is quite different than an outright ban. I am really uncertain what these groups are lobbying for based on their inconsistent statements.

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    1. Timothy

      I can’t speak for other groups, but save the water table’s mission is quite clear. Preserve our water.

      One can live their entire life without natural gas, but one cannot live more than a few days without water.

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  15. Robin D. Wright

    I see where your uncertainty is coming from. I appreciate you acknowledging that the information Myles posted on this page is correct and comes from the source listed, rather than the Sierra Club author you suspected.

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  16. Jeff Pritt

    Yep, I can agree that Myles did a good job of cutting and pasting the info above from the WVEC site :) I thought it came from the Sierra Club site because it appeared that the other full article posted on here, “URGENT – Marcellus Shale Drilling Regulation Bills”, had come from there, and seemed to be almost an exact quote of the same info.

    However, while I can agree that the info was accurately copied, I cannot agree that it is correct since, as I noted above, the information posted on those groups’ respective websites conflicts as to what exactly they are seeking. I note that neither group explains why they are seeking either a temporary moratorium or ban, as the case may be. Of course, that is not the fault of this group.

    On the other hand, it appears this group does officially support an outright ban on drilling in karst geology per the latest news article from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph quoting Myles:

    http://bdtonline.com/local/x740790861/Utilizing-Marcellus-Shale-has-Monroe-residents-talking

    I have no problem with reasonable regulations designed to protect our drinking water supplies, and I agree with Timothy’s statement above that our water should be preserved. But to date I have read nothing which demonstrates scientifically that drilling for gas in karst geology poses any greater risks than drilling elsewhere. All of my family’s land lies in the karst portion of Monroe County, so this is an important issue to me. I do not want my water or that of my neighbors’ harmed, but all of the materials I have reviewed to date indicate that this process can be done reasonably safely without harming our water.

    Myles is quoted in the article cited above as saying: “According to Yates, research done by Save the Water Table indicates hydrofracture drilling cannot be done safely on the Karst formations in Monroe County.” I would very much like to review this research. Can it be posted please? Because, quite frankly, as far as I am aware, there has been no scientific finding of hydraulic fracturing damaging any water supply anywhere. The only such evidence is anecdotal and unscientific.

    Therefore, I simply ask that if you have such information, then please share it. I welcome the opportunity to evaluate it. On the other hand if, as I suspect, there is no such scientific information available, then I politely suggest that you folks work to ask our legislature to pass reasonable regulations to protect our water supply, but back off on supporting things such as an outright ban on drilling which would be economically harmful to the hard-working farming families of Monroe County.

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  17. myles Post author

    Jeff – you keep saying you’re posting here as a resident of Monroe County, yet you keep acting like a lawyer for oil & gas.

    “But to date I have read nothing which demonstrates scientifically that drilling for gas in karst geology poses any greater risks than drilling elsewhere.”

    Why Jeff? THERE ARE NO STUDIES ABOUT FRACKING IN KARST. As a matter of fact, there are very limited studies about fracking period. The EPA is studying it now – and hopes to publish some results in 2012. The VERY LIMITED studies (on fracking in general) have exposed a pile of concerns – including air, water, and surface contamination, and increased seismic activity (translation: causing earthquakes). These are concerns, and they are real concerns based on limited information and a heap of common sense.

    As for my comment:

    “According to Yates, research done by Save the Water Table indicates hydrofracture drilling cannot be done safely on the Karst formations in Monroe County.”

    This is simply a misquote; we haven’t done that research and neither has anyone else! However, we do BELIEVE that hydraulic fracture cannot be done safely in karst – and there is science involved in our opinion.

    Research others have done that we have had the benefit of reviewing has demonstrated that in Monroe County water flows many miles underground before resurfacing and that the water table here is a vast interconnected network of underground and above ground waterways, natural springs, caves, sinkholes, voids, and vertical fractures. Dye tracing has demonstrated this SCIENTIFICALLY.

    It would follow then, that any process that could create the opportunity for the water table to be exposed to dangerous chemicals could be catastrophic in an environment in which science has shown water to travel great distances underground – up to 13 miles, one study has shown – more studies might show it travels even farther than that.

    Right now the drillers have to notify property owners within 1000 feet of the drill site. What an absolute joke. How about this – if we’re gonna let them frack in karst, perform water monitoring and testing in a 13 mile radius from the well site. Consider and address the impacts to human and animal life in a 13 mile radius. Thinking of things in these terms, I believe they might find our delicate little karst-riddled topography just too risky.

    Yes, for these reasons and others – we do support an outright ban on fracking in karst. And we also support a temporary moratorium on ALL fracking period, anywhere UNTIL additional regulations are set in place.

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  18. Jeff Pritt

    “Jeff – you keep saying you’re posting here as a resident of Monroe County, yet you keep acting like a lawyer for oil & gas.”

    Myles, I am in my 21st year practicing law. It would be pretty hard for me not to sound like a lawyer to some degree. If you are trying to suggest that I have some sort of bias, well, I have previously posted on here that I, my family, and most of my neighbors at Pickaway, have leased our land for gas drilling. I have not tried to hide my perspective. Heck, I have even used my full name. I have nothing to hide nor do I wish to conceal the perspective from which I view this matter. I see the money to be gained from gas royalties as a way to keep Monroe County family farms intact and profitable. And no, I have not been paid a single penny or been retained by any oil and gas company.

    “THERE ARE NO STUDIES ABOUT FRACKING IN KARST”

    Myles, I think the reason there are no studies about fracking in karst is because no fracking actually takes place in karst and never will. Here in Monroe County the limestone formations in which the karst features are located (the underground caves, voids, etc.) are only 400′ to 1000′ feet in depth from the surface of the ground. Neither the limestone, nor the caves and voids it contains, extend down to the Marcellus Shale formation which is approximately one mile deep in our area.

    Consequently, there will be absolutely no “hydraulic fracturing” in the limestone containing the karst features. That activity will take place at least another 4,000′ below the limestone, and far, far below the water sources in our area (where the deepest water wells are 1,200′). Esteemed scientists in the field of geology — who are not associated with the oil and gas industry — have noted the unlikelihood of hydraulic fracturing having any effect upon karst formations located thousands of feet above the area being stimulated. As Jim Coleman, Chief Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, noted at a conference held this past September in Jefferson County: “I think it’d be very difficult to envision a case where the well would be drilled say down to two, three, four, five thousand feet and the injection took place at those depths that it would find its way into the Karst.” (See http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=16701 )

    Are there extra precautions which can and should be taken when drilling for gas in karst topography? Certainly. But this is nothing new. It has been done before. For example, a quick search on the internet will turn up this publication from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, apparently dating from the early 1990’s, and titled “Practices for Oil and Gas Drilling and Operations in Cave and Karst Areas” ( http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nm/field_offices/roswell/rfo_planning/roswell_rmp_1997.Par.52629.File.dat/rmp_rfo_1997_Appendix3.pdf ). This particular publication was apparently directed toward land that the BLM was managing in New Mexico. A review of the regulations therein indicate that the BLM believed minimal additional precautions were required for drilling in karst. Similarly, see these regulations from Indiana which were formulated in 1998: “Oil and Gas Drilling Procedures for Karst Prone Areas” ( http://ikc.caves.org/gasdrill.htm ). Once again, the extra precautions listed therein are quite minimal.

    It is my understanding that Gordy Oil Company (the drilling operator in our area) has already agreed to use a water well drilling rig to first drill down through the karst layers present here so it could avoid any potential caves or voids that were discovered. In addition, Gordy Oil Company has voluntarily agreed to triple case the well to a depth below the deepest water wells in our area. Consequently, I believe that with these precautions gas drilling can be performed in a reasonably safe manner in our area.

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  19. laurine yates

    There is actually one known situation in this area where drilling in karst did occur. It has been kept secret as the fish hatchery was I guess “sworn to secrecy” or whatever the legal term is. However, in the light of more interest and research with the possibility of drilling in karst, things have surfaced. About 10 years ago (I think), they did some drilling near the fish hatchery in Paint Bank, VA. This is very close to Monroe County, but a different state. Some like to think this is significant. To me, it seems to make no difference that it is across state lines. Gene Smith he said he knew nothing about it, and therefore seemed to dismiss it. However, the fact is,,,,,,, they did some drilling, sealed it off (but not perfectly) and the contaminants leaked into the river and the fish hatchery. All the fish died. these are the facts. All the fish died and the river was polluted for months. The company made a deal of silence, changed all the water and it all went unnoticed. Is this what we want here in Monroe County with our internationally famous water, better than most? And almost everyone dependent on natural water??? Why would anyone fight for the cause of drilling and all that risk?? What sense does it make to risk the health of the water and the county for a some little bit of gas that might help for a few years??? I don’t understand anyone not paying attention to the facts of the risks of Marcellus Shale drilling. The risks and dangers and problems are in every newspaper!!!

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  20. susan

    Acting Governor Tomblin Recording Requests for Special Session on Marcellus Bill

    Acting Governor Tomblin’s office is keeping a list of callers requesting a special session for legislation on Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Concerned citizens can leave a message with his secretary at (304) 558-2000.
    http://www.frackcheckwv.net/

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  21. commonsense

    commonsense wrote:

    against, against, and against. I do happen to care about my neighbors, but let me pretend I didn’t. I own the mineral rights to my property. When it comes to gas drilling that really doesn’t mean anything. See they drill so deep and make tunnels under not only your land but a whole communities land (not meant lit.) it may just be under 25 to 30 homes. Anyway, I have a great well and get 33 gallons a min. Now my well is deep and we just happened to hit a natural under water spring, river whatever some of you want to call it. One I dont want any gas drilling under my property. If I suspect it I will have someone come and drill as deep as the gas company to catch them. Then I will sue the crap out of them for the whole community affected. It not only sinks wells, but it does contaminate water. Now, my point we can live without electric in an emergency situation. COME ON we are West Virginians the most survival minded people (in my own opinion) in the whole country. WE CANT LIVE WITHOUT WATER. So a few people might get rich (HA read your contract, you get a small very small percentage of what they find) maybe $1500.00 to $3500.00 average a month) if that is ultimatly worth your and your famlies survival then go ahead. You might say well I buy bottled water for my family and everyone should. Through studies it isnt much more safe then city water. It is also because of cheap plastic it is bottled in will only last about two years. So if you wasnt able to get water like Japan and had a good well with a well bucket or a deep well hand crank pump thousands of people in MOCO could be saved. NOT IF THE GAS COMPANIES HAVE CONTAMINATED OUR WATER. I have researched this on and off for about a year. DO you think the gas companies are going to tell you the truth. H@## watch Erin Brokavich, based on a true story. Then research what is in your local city water. I have and there are 9 chemicals known to cause cancer that have been found in the city water in the area I live. There are several others that cause a multitude of diseases. Just do some research and quit giving our land away. WE ARE GOING TO NEED IT mark my words. When the dollar finally has no value, you that are for drilling wont be able to afford electric and those of you that have contracts with the gas companies save those dollars you made because you will need them for TP cause that is all the will be worth. Water is priceless once it is gone you cant get it back, energy we have to many other options. Research Peters Mountain, the Netherlands and wind turbines. Research solar since we are waiting for that global warming LOL we should have plenty of sun. I could go on forever, but for some of you who are in never never land it really doesn’t matter what people say. Anything for a quick fix or a quick buck. No I’m not a tree hugger, hippie, or anything other then a realist

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  22. commonsense

    Just a thought!! For those in Monroe who have leased their land for gas I think you maybe should have thought about using that land for crops. Looks like we may have a little bit of a food shortage with all the flooding, tornadoes and any other natural or government restrictions that come upon us. I’ll make you, that leased your land, a deal!!! Since you will have plenty of money to buy Led light bulbs next year, buy the $50.00 ones, you know the good ones. Then in return I will trade you some food for light. On second thought I’m a true mountaineer and can survive without light, but not water or food.

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  23. Reseach

    http://www.sundaygazettemail.com/News/201103040195

    March 4, 2011
    No link found between W.Va. quakes, drilling
    By The Associated Press
    The Associated Press
    Advertiser
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — State officials say they’ve found no link between minor earthquakes that rattled central West Virginia last year and natural gas drilling.

    At least eight earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.2 and 3.4 were reported in Braxton County in 2010. Some residents and officials had expressed concern that the temblors were related to drilling.

    Michael Hohn with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey told The Parkersburg News that the agency couldn’t find a link between drilling operations and the earthquakes.

    Hohn said earthquakes also occurred in other parts of the state in 2010, including one southwest of Charleston. But none occurred in other areas that are part of the Marcellus shale field, a mineral-rich geological formation that extends from New York to Virginia. It is believed to hold trillions of cubic feet of trapped natural gas.

    Hohn said the earthquakes in Braxton County were probably more of a coincidence.

    The state Department of Environmental Protection never made a connection between seismic activity and injection wells, DEP spokeswoman Kathy Cosco told the newspaper.

    Injection wells are used for disposal of gas-drilling fluids.

    A recent spate of tremors in central Arkansas has officials in that state considering shutting down two gas-drilling wells. No injuries or damage have been reported.

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  24. Research

    64 years of history on Fracturing. Read inform yourself.

    http://frack.mixplex.com/content/hydraulic-fracturing-history-enduring-technology

    Fig. 1—In 1947, Stanolind Oil conducted the first experimental fracturing in the Hugoton field located in southwestern Kansas. The treatment utilized napalm (gelled gasoline) and sand from the Arkansas River.

    Since Stanolind Oil introduced hydraulic fracturing in 1949, close to 2.5 million fracture treatments have been performed worldwide. Some believe that approximately 60% of all wells drilled today are fractured. Fracture stimulation not only increases the production rate, but it is credited with adding to reserves—9 billion bbl of oil and more than 700 Tscf of gas added since 1949 to US reserves alone—which otherwise would have been uneconomical to develop.

    In addition, through accelerating production, net present value of reserves has increased. Fracturing can be traced to the 1860s, when liquid (and later, solidified) nitroglycerin (NG) was used to stimulate shallow, hard rock wells in Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Although extremely hazardous, and often used illegally, NG was spectacularly successful for oil well “shooting.” The object of shooting a well was to break up, or rubblize, the oil-bearing formation to increase both initial flow and ultimate recovery of oil. This same fracturing principle was soon applied with equal effectiveness to water and gas wells.

    In the 1930s, the idea of injecting a nonexplosive fluid (acid) into the ground to stimulate a well began to be tried. The “pressure parting” phenomenon was recognized in well-acidizing operations as a means of creating a fracture that would not close completely because of acid etching. This would leave a flow channel to the well and enhance productivity. The phenomenon was confirmed in the field, not only with acid treatments, but also during water injection and squeeze-cementing operations.

    But it was not until Floyd Farris of Stanolind Oil and Gas Corporation (Amoco) performed an in-depth study to establish a relationship between observed well performance and treatment pressures that “formation breakdown” during acidizing, water injection, and squeeze cementing became better understood. From this work, Farris conceived the idea of hydraulically fracturing a formation to enhance production from oil and gas wells.

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  25. Research

    Even better link, more direct to Marcellus Shale.

    http://frack.mixplex.com/fracking

    Fracking: Gas Drilling and the Marcellus Shale

    This Website is a Crash Course In Fracking, Zusman, Neil , (2010) This website is a crash course in fracking. At the top and bottom of these pages are links to annotated information about fracking by subject, with each page listing sorted alphabetically. Fracking (fracing, hydraulic fracturing), or hydrofracking, is a method of mining for natural gas which greatly increases the efficiency of extracting shale gas from the ground. Geological experts claim that shale beds in New York, particularly the Marcellus Shale, contain more natural gas than previously estimated

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  26. Research

    This is a great website to inform yourself on the chemicals injected.

    http://www.hydraulicfracturing.com/FAQs/Pages/information.aspx

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is hydraulic fracturing?
    Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is the process of creating small cracks, or fractures, in underground geological formations to allow natural gas to flow into the wellbore and on to the surface where the gas is collected and prepared for sale to a wide variety of consumers. Variables such as the permeability and porosity of the surrounding rock formations and thickness of the targeted shale formation are studied by geoscientists before the fracking process is conducted. The result is a highly sophisticated and carefully engineered process that creates a network of fractures that are safely contained within the boundaries of the targeted deep shale natural gas formation.
    During the fracking process, a mixture of water, sand and other chemical additives designed to protect the integrity of the geological formation and enhance production is pumped under high pressure into the shale formation to create small fractures. The mixture is approximately 98% water and sand, along with a very small amount of special-purpose additives. The newly created fractures are “propped” open by the sand, which allows the natural gas to flow into the wellbore where it is collected at the surface and subsequently delivered to a wide ranging group of consumers.
    How does natural gas end up in reservoirs or pockets?

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  27. myles Post author

    Hello, “Research.” Very creative name.

    Separately, the Attorney General is suing the Federal Government for not submitting to a full environmental impact study on fracking. Apparently, adequately seeking to protect the public’s health is not front of the government’s mind. Read more : http://bit.ly/igF2QR

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  28. Bucky Broyles

    I am with you guys on this i wont stop running my mouth about it until all my friends and family become more aware

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  29. Don Dawson, Jr.

    According to Hoppy’s Commentary on MetroNews a rulling by Judge Susan Tucker has ruled against the city of Morgantown with their ban on Marcellus Fracking ban within town limits and extending out another mile.
    The judge states that regulatory authority lies exclusively with the WVDEP, by law.

    http://www.wvmetronews.com/hoppy.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=47164

    Hoppy also did another recent commentary on the topic of Marcellus Well drilling.

    http://www.wvmetronews.com/hoppy.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=47136

    In the second article, he does seem to favor the Industries cause and kinda downplays the concerns that people have over this issue.

    MetroNews Homepage:

    http://www.wvmetronews.com/

    Personally, I have no problem with the WVDEP regulating “how” the fracking gas wells operate. However, “where” this is allowed should be up to the counties. Even further, each county’s voting district should have to vote in favor of allowing these wells into their district and the number of wells that they are comfortable within their district. The reason that I believe it should be a local vote is because of the huge impact that this type of drilling has on an area that in many cases may not be reversable. The number could be derived as an average that all the voters submit.

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  30. Kathy Meadows

    I was told yesterday that Jay Rockefeller owns Exxon Mobil and Ex. Mobil owns the gas drilling companies! Has anybody looked at the geological survey maps…one of the largest fault lines on the east coast of the US runs along the base of Peter’s Mountain! How much concrete do you have to pump into a cave, especially if you don’t know how big the cave is? Doesn’t take rocket science too figure this out, these people are fools with more money that they have brains! I WILL NOT ask my children to drink, shower, or use water that you can light on fire! Will you? These damn politicians that I helped elect, are not listening to anybody but the ones with the money! We have the greatest water IN THE WORLD here in Monroe County, WV. God help us… no one else is listening. Thanks.

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  31. Bucky Broyles

    Well its amazing how many people want to stop Hydraulic Fracturing in Monroe county.I know that people trying to bring in the rigs WILL tuck their tails when they see the numbers of people saying no FRAC.Hang in their SAVETHEWATERTABLE people are catching on and will scorn those who put our county at risk.

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  32. Michelle Nida

    I agree with Kathy and the rest on this matter. I think we should save our water source in Monroe Co. I rely on well water as do my children and grandchildren and it’s just not worth the risk for a little bit of money that could be a greater COST in the end.

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  33. Robert Davis

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