Fracking Continues To Create A Stir

November 12th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
no-frack-smallNov 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Residents of Lake Township heard a rather upsetting news this Wednesday when Supervisor Amy Salansky announced after a township meeting that the residents will have to face even louder noises in the days to come due to fracking. She told the media that EnCana Oil and Gas has already started the process on the land which is owned by her and her husband. The process of fracking involves forcing large amount of water mixed with chemicals and sand to force the natural gas out. Amy Salansky said that EnCana has confirmed that they will only frack during the day. She also said that the truck traffic in the area of the Salanksy Well off Zosh road will increase as fracking requires a lot of fresh water which will be carried in trucks to the location. She also said that she could not confirm the exact number of trucks as EnCana had ‘downsized’ on the horizontal drilling.

She added that they drilled only 2500 feet instead of the expected 6000 but she was not sure of the reason. In Pennsylvania, fracking continues to create controversy as the latest laws have taken away the rights of the local communities to prevent fracking in any of the areas. Earlier the communities had made land use zoning to keep the drilling companies out. Several bodies have raised questions about the process’ environmental effects.

The communities of Licking Township, however, chose to defy the laws of the state and banned corporations from dumping fracking waste water in the township. Mik Robertson, chairman of the Licking Township Supervisors, said in a statement that the local community was the best judge in such matters as they feel the impact of the actions most acutely.

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