Comments from a reader: I am a Certified Professional Geologist in Wyoming, with 13 years of oil and gas industry experience.
I don’t know the geology of the area, but generally, oil and gas is much deeper than the aquifer. In most cases you can’t Frac more than a couple hundred feet up and down (and there are thousands of feet of rock between the oil and gas reservoir and the aquifer).
FYI, are you aware of the movie Truthland? It is the counterpoint to Gasland.Also, if the fracking debate is new there, you may hear about Pavillion, Wyoming. The EPA “proved” that fracking contaminated wells. It was then shown that their sampling process was done incorectly, and in secret. When the same wells were retested (correctly and in cooperation with other agencies), the samples showed no evidence of contamination from fracking. Additionally, there have been the same water problems in the area for over 100 years (before drilling occurred).
With County Board elections on Tuesday, this article needs to be re-circulated. Some people are running for the board to stop fracking in McLean County. A segment of society is determined to eliminate ALL fossil fuels and the cheap energy and jobs that go with them. If that’s the future they want, you need to realize that America can not run on expensive energy. Look at what gas prices have done to the price of everything! We have abundant resources and we are not allowed to use them. There is a war on the middle class – it’s being wages by environmentalists. Find out what their positions are BEFORE you vote!
Meanwhile – the wind turbines east of Bloomington are currently shut off and have been for much of the past 2 weeks. Are the farmers getting checks? Nobody is getting electricity.
by: Diane Benjamin
The following has come to my attention:
*This Friday, August 31, 6:30 PM- 8:30: Showing of the Movie “Gasland”
A brief planning meeting will follow the showing
One BIG problem: This movie is full of lies!
This site debunks numerous sections of the movie with facts and more links
This site also debunks the movie point by point with even more links:
The New York Times even issued a similar article:
Then there is this short video:
Obama’s Science Advisor agrees with experts: Fracking has never contaminated drinking water
Even MSNBC takes the filmmaker John Fox to task:
The reason this movie was made is in the MSNBC clip: Some people in this country want to end fossil fuels. They DO NOT want us to use our natural resources. We supposedly can run everything on wind and solar energy, or import fossil fuels from other countries.
This film is being shown in Bloomington because the Mclean County Land Use Committee is meeting on September 6th to discuss special use permit rules to make fracking easier in the county. It is obviously an attempt to stop the discussion by stirring citizens up with fraudulently data.
*Thursday, September 6, 4:45 PM Land Use Committee Meeting
*IPA will attend wearing “No fracking” stickers
Meet at 4:30 in the County Board Meeting RoomPlease RSVP: (309) 827-9627
This information needs to be given to Holy Trinity and the McLean County Land Use Committee if you are tired of being held hostage to environmentalists.
The organizer’s phone number has been listed twice. Maybe whoever it is doesn’t know the facts. Maybe they do. Now you do too.