This is a link to a letter from Cabot to the DEP (Pennsylvania) excoriating the ridiculous accusations of citizens looking for a payday from Cabot. It contains references to Cabot having over 30 sworn affidavits from the residents of the area in question as they stated their water contained methane decades prior to any drilling in the area, independent geological evidence of methane in shallow formations in the area due to fault initiated gas migration, and numerous other outright lies and distortion from the citizens looking for a payday and the liberal environmentalist nut jobs at the DEP.
Many thanks for this link. Cabot's page is excellent. It's what I was hoping to find when I went to the NG association website about Gasland. Cabot's page is written in clear, easy to comprehend language. It's not "PR Speak", it's just clearly written and highlights the important issues.
I was really dismayed when I saw the industry's page on Gasland. I used to be a lobbyist for the ARC (association for retarded citizens) and I understand how legislators read information. You have to make a clear infomercial with punch and easy to understand info. It's our job to make complex issues understandable to the average person/official.
You couldn't be more right logger, it's a clear message with pertinent information laid out in laymen's terms. All you will get from the radical anti-gas activists are wild distortions and outright propaganda.
Cabot's best point pertains to new water wells it has drilled in the area using modern methods. All the older contaminated wells are open hole completions, Cabot has drilled several cased hole water wells isolating the pertinent freshwater formations using modern methods. These wells are completely safe and produce excellent fresh water. The anti-gas NAZI's will get reamed in a court of law.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More