April 8, 2012 Dear Senator Greg Ball, The current practice of hydraulic breaking (fracking) started in America back in the 1990’s and has been wreaking havoc for the land as well as the lives from the American people since. Should you be unaware, hydraulic fracking is the process well diggers use to get natural gas and oil from your earth. They use pressurized mixture of water, yellow sand, and chemical substances to form problematic veins (or fractures) in the ordinary in order for the natural gas or oil to escape.
Though this process is an efficient way to generate the natural resources through the earth, you will find repercussions that are to be ignored by well companies. For instance, there were several personal wells in Dimock, Pennsylvania contaminated with methane caused by the fracking done by Cabot Oil and Gas. Those living away these bore holes were not able to use their very own water. Even though the gas organization denied almost any fault, that they compensated the residents monetarily and developed a new canal to bring clean water in.
In Dec, 2011 the EPA delivered letters for the residents telling them their water was safe to imbibe. But in January of 2012 the EPA retracted its position and told the gas company to immediately manage the problem. Another problem that has developed due to fracking is pollution throughout the dig sites. Emissions associated with combustion incorporate nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. One other emission issue is the emission produced from the natural gas.
Emissions such as methane, ethane and liquid condensate and unstable organic substances (VOC). VOC’s have been proven to cause birth defects, nerve problems, and cancer. Lately, in 03 of 2012, officials in Ohio are blaming the wastewater manufactured from fracking for a series of the latest earthquakes. What my aim would be from you Mr. Ball, is that you would probably introduce legislation to the united states senate that would encourage regulation on fracking in the federal level.
If the federal government would control the way hydraulic fracing is done in the usa, it could conserve many lives and help save the environment. Negative drilling approaches, design and execution are a few of the reasons the drilling gives vent so much chaos. This is a thing that could very easily be governed by home inspections of the bore holes. I also believe that the number of wells getting drilled must be regulated. In Pennsylvania exclusively, there are a few, 500 bore holes. This quantity is too excessive. Having that volume of wells in such s i9000 small region, is appealing problems.
If the federal government would make some regulations on how many wells every square mile are aloud, it would lessen of a lots of the damage being done. It may also always be possible to regulate how far by civilian dwellings a well ought to be drilled. If the wells had been drilled a number of miles from any house, the chances of that endangering persons and animals would reduce. Mr. Ball I appreciate you taking time to read this letter and listening to my personal concerns. My spouse and i am confident that you take pleasure in this country just as much as I do and definitely will try to stop hydraulic fracturing as we know it today. Seriously