Ryedale Resident Robert has been in correspondence with an old friend called David, who lives in Pennsylvania, to ask him about his experiences of having fracking on his doorstep. The email correspondence, which we have had permission to include on our website, makes very interesting reading and gives a powerful account of what it’s like living in the middle of the gaslands.
Here are a few of David’s comments about fracking near his home in Pennsylvania:
Basically our township is being transformed from a rural residential area into a more heavy industrialized zone in some respects.
When a new well pad was beginning to be developed only ½ mile from the local high school and middle school challenges were made. This is ongoing.
The major impact so far has been the tremendous increase in tanker truck and heavy equipment traffic on our local roadways. Trucks hauling water in for fracking is a continual operation day and night for months.
I also failed to mention the noise, 24 hours a day for 6 months that we had to deal with while the one closest well was being drilled.
You can read the full correspondence by clicking here: Robert and David in conversation.
Also please read this article in West Coast Conservative News about the water contamination in Pennsylvania, where water was found to have been contaminated 243 times.