Thanks for posting, Barry D. Hopefully this saga is nearing an end. Unfortunately the time line to reach this point has allowed years for the anti-fracking, anti-fossil fuel crowd to hold this out as an outrageous example of the industry's willful and uncaring assault on the water wells of land owners. I'm afraid it will be forgotten in short order and many will only remember the unfounded allegations. Other than those of us on ShaleForum of course.
Like you, I hope this is winding down. But I am not holding my breath.
Dimock, PA has been the centerpiece of the anti oil and gas folks for years; including the fairytale Gasland, produced by Josh Faux. I am not sure these unstable people will be able to let it go.
In the end it really doesn't matter. As long as we, who know the truth, continue to confront the false narrative about Dimock, PA.
What has happened now is that the anti-frackers have renamed themselves leave it in the ground folks. And come up with their new front opposing all pipelines necessary to move natural gas, oil, natural gas liquids to market. Just look at the Dakota access pipeline battle, not only have they had corrupted the American Indian movement, but reached into the top top levels of the Obama administration. Also you will find these folks, dealing with the Fish and Wildlife Service to to list new species as endangered. When a species as endangered and bad years to the installation of pipelines that supposedly territories. But the listings will also endanger other industries development in the US. We need the help of not just industry, royalty owners, and other interested groups to control and refute the false and misleading messages that may put out there are out there through the media, social media, and other methods of transmission. So let's all get involved in making sure that the true meaning of conservation wise use of our natural resources is brought to the forefront.
Please when you hear of an article that is put pushing for believing in the ground causes please contact your state energy in-depth group.
The Hard Greens are immune to factual explanations. However there are a lot of middle of the road folks that do not know what to believe because of all the impassioned rhetoric. I understand their fear of polluted land and water. Hydrocarbons for all the good they do are not compatible with living things. And spills and blowouts do occur. So there is a fertile ground for the extremes to exploit. To the average person the dangers are mitigated by the thought that there are regulations and regulators working to ensure public safety. The comfort zone should be to allow fracking and pipelines and to have common sense governmental oversight of both. I have some first hand experienced with how the industry considers any and all regulations, they don't like them regardless of how appropriate they are. So, two sides to the debate. As is often the case, the best course is somewhere in the middle.
Agreed, but there is no middle of the road with the lefties. For them it's all or nothing. Their nothing being no oil and gas development.
As for me, I regularly correspond with my state reps with regard to the issue of reasonable regulations. I have advised others, on this site and others, to do the same.
Some may claim it is a waste of time, but I am sure they haven't really tried. Plus it takes work. You have to contact the reps weekly. The more they hear from us the more impact we have.
The reason lobbyists control state houses is that our reps do not hear from enough of us on a regular basis.