SecaucusJunction wrote:I'd say at lease a decade, probably more for sand traffic. They're not just going to drill a few wells and be done with it. They will have to be continually drilling if they are going to get the material they want.
I know that people worry about the environment... but I can't understand why they would be so opposed to this when it could mean many new jobs and a much better economy for everyone in the area.
There is a lot more to the Frac Sand debate than just "more jobs and a much better economy"
a LOT of people are against it..for very good reasons..
just one story that hit the news today:
http://www.wnep.com/wnep-susq-drilling- ... 5280.story
Maybe fracking doesnt contaminate drinking wells..maybe it does..
no one can prove it either way yet..
IMO, if someone is injecting chemicals into the ground a few miles from your house, I dont see whats to stop it from getting into your well..
seems pretty logical to me..
Im a staunch conservative, who generally thinks jobs should win out over petty and pointless "environmentalist" claims,
but im against hydrofracking! just because the risks are too unknown..
and I look at *who* is saying its safe..the people doing the drilling!
whats the saying? "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on his not understanding it."
im still very skeptical if anyone says its 100% harmless..
If I lived above one of these areas, I would seriously oppose it..
too much risk of damage..and too much still unknown..
I would not be surprised if it ends up being banned in NY state.
yeah, "good jobs and a better economy" are good things..
but not if you get cracks in your house foundation or cant use your homes water supply..