Fortuna was the company that was under scrutiny in NY for the
unethical tactics used in obtaining leases– best and safest? What
people do not seem to understand is that this industry comes with a
multitude of "nasty surprises"even when everything goes as expected!
Out here in Dimock when we are looking for some comic relief, we joke about the landman telling us there'll just be a metal "christmas tree" "you'll never know we were even here".
What they did not tell us– we would never drink our water again, diesel fuel would be spilled on a fairly regular basis, traffic would be non stop, loud and dangerously fast, drilling would last for months on a site, there would be 30plus wells in a 4 mile walk, venting fumes would fill our valley, flaring would light our nightsky, pipeline would crisscross the hills and forests would be removed, a compressor station would be built and now the 30 inch pipeline will plow through here next year taking more land and bringing more traffic and heavy equipment, also wells would be refracked if deemed viable.
Best and safest?
Just the other day fracking fluids were sprayed on a well site.
What doesn't get reported?
Understand that NE Pennsylvania is now on the verge (although here in Dimock we are over a year into it) of becoming one huge industrial zone– poorly regulated and operating with few safeguards for the environment. You can have what you think is the greatest lease and
believe me there are pretty impressive leases out there now– but no lease prevents the inevitable spills and leaks or worse.
Not clean in its extraction and at the expense of water, water, water.