there was that whole hydrofracking debate a few months ago… then the media outlets moved on to other stores. there are folks that are still dealing with the fallout in Pennsylvania.
“And I said I’ll be down in 15 minutes. I wanted to see the race,” Leighton said. But as the horses were racing, Leighton’s well was overflowing. Typically, there’s between 80 to 100 feet of headspace between the top of the well and its water supply. But when Leighton went outside, the water was bubbling over the top.
Down the road, Ted and Gale Franklin’s water well had gone dry. When water started coming out later that week, the liquid was “black as coal,” according to Gale.
Since then, both families have been dealing with methane-contaminated water supplies, as well as dozens of mysterious, flammable gas puddles bubbling up on their properties.
Methane as an energy source has some real benefits over oil, but there are questions to be answered, too.
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