Frack WASTEWATER Facility
Planned in Lake Township

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public meeting & presentation on these
Frack Facilties makes the newspapers:

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Pipeline Fires & Explosions are more likely where there is more activity. The Natural Gas Industry needs to be regulated by us, not them or minority of leasers. DEMAND your government officials protect your family & property from these & all industrial activities that are NOT Residential or Agricultural.

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Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Invades PA

Down in Texas the big gas companies are talking about North East PA as the place to be. Marcellus Shale lies under much of northern Appalachia 6,000 to 8,000 feet below the surface; the shale contain large quantities of natural gas.

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But now with ALL Federal oversight eliminated in 2005's Energy Act (including the Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Superfund Law, Resource Conservation & Recovey Act, & local land use - noise ordinances- SEE the act's key paragraphs at bottom of this page) gas drilling & hydraulic fracturing ("Fracking") make recovering the gas economicaly feasable- but dangerous to area residents.

We are seeing the "land men" knocking on doors to obtain gas leases for various companies, with Chesapeake, Encana, & Cabot leading the charge in our area. Community groups are forming on both sides- from landowner associations to better negotiate leases to groups fighting drilling altogether.
Be informed, get involved- the future of our communities depend on it.

Agricultural & Residential Qualities of Life at Risk

Gas Drilling will transform our farmland & home neighborhoods into industrial areas with water/air pollution, emergency hazards, & heavy road traffic. Drillers plan wells of 3-15 acres in size, in grids 25-30 acres apart- drill rigs, pipelines, storage tanks, compressors, open pits for toxic fluids, & dangers of fire /explosions/big frack water spills as in Clearfield PA.

Negative Industrial Impact Across North East PA

Gas wells can be drilled right next to homes, hospitals, churches, & even reservoirs. Where dangerous drilling takes place, homeowners flee & real estate markets crash, harming construction & service industries. Drillers bring areas the costs of higher crime rates including drug use & prostitution. Rent costs for local residents greatly increases by demand from temporary out of town workers. Tourism decreases along with wildlife for hunting & fishing recreation.

Your Property & Rights Taken by Forced Pooling,
Eminent Domain & Elmination of Local Zoning

Gas pipeline companies have applied for “Utility Status” in PA to use your property to run vast pipeline networks with heavy equipment against your wishes. Drillers want “Forced Pooling” laws also enacted in order to force take your Mineral Rights. Drillers care only about their gas profits, not your rights or safety.

ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005- key paragraphs:

Paragraph (1) of section 1421(d) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300h(d)) is amended to read as follows:
‘‘(1) UNDERGROUND INJECTION.—The term ‘underground injection’—
‘‘(A) means the subsurface emplacement of fluids by well injection; and
‘‘(B) excludes—
‘‘(i) the underground injection of natural gas for purposes of storage; and
‘‘(ii) the underground injection of fluids or propping agents (other than diesel fuels) pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities.’’.

Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘‘(24) OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION.—The term ‘oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations or transmission facilities’ means all field activities or operations associated with exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations, or transmission facilities, including activities necessary to prepare a site for drilling and for the movement and placement of drilling equipment, whether or not such field activities or operations may be considered to be construction activities.’’.

Federal-State Source Documents

FREE- Public Invited
Shale Gas Drilling Expert
Prof. Robert Jackson of
Global Enviornment
at Duke University

Monday April 7th
at 8 pm

The Enviornmental Costs
& Benefits of Shale Gas

Jackson’s research examines how people affect the earth, including studies of the global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, energy use, and global change; he is currently Director of Duke's Center on Global Change and Duke's Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. He also directs the Department of Energy-funded National Institute for Climate Change Research for the southeastern U.S. and co-directed the Climate Change Policy Partnership, working with energy and utility corporations to find practical strategies to combat climate change

Wilkes College
Martz Center Auditorium
274 S Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre, PA


Toxic Frack
Waste Facility

for Lake Township

Meeker-Loyalsville Rds

Zoning Hearing
Luzerne County
June 3rd
at 7 pm


Luzerne County Courthouse
2nd Floor Meeting Room
200 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711


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