STOP UNDERGROUND FRACKING INJECTION PENNA.
- This petition is to STOP THE OPERATION of FRACKING INJECTION WELLS and FRACKIMG in Pennsylvania.
YOUR VOICE is needed to STOP the drilling of these wells.
- Pennsylvania geology is not suitable for injection wells: An expert in acid mine drainage Bob Hedin testified saying regarding a proposed drilling in DuBois… “Despite their near neutral ph these aquifers are highly corrosive due to acid mine drainage. Deep high pressure gas wells are being drilled through these aquifers without knowledge of their highly corrosive nature. These wells are in danger of premature failure due to the
dissolution of cement casing and steel pipe…”
- Governor Tom Wolf's office, with plans to accelerate fracking in Pennsylvania, must see Pennsylvanians have a growing coalition AGAINST FRACKING. Please sign to protect Pennsylvania's CLEAN AIR AND WATER.
We are a children's environmental non profit and will not capitalize on this issue.
This petition is to educate and for your voice to be heard and to demand our rights for clean air and water through a Clean Energy Plan for renewable energy of Solar and Wind
YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE THE OBJECTIONS BELOW IN AN EMAIL to DEP Tom Donohue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your objections to:
ZELMAN #1 BY WINDFALL OIL & GAS INC.
Growing CRITICAL OBJECTIONSThere injection well is perilously close to the DuBois reservoir and wells which supply many local municipalities with water. There are 272 property owners within one mile that will likely lose their property value. There are 107 private water wells at risk within a one mile radius. There are 26 old gas wells that may act as conduits (some plugged, some not,) two aredeep wells that were fracked and that have fractures that are inside the 1Ž4 mile area of review. There are two fault lines in the Onondaga formation which lies above the Oriskany injection well target formation, one is only a half mile away from the EPA permitted injection well site. There are many homes and an elementary school on the same road that the trucks carrying toxic and radioactive waste will be traveling.
There are already two other injection wells in the county, the Irvin, not far from the one that this hearing is about, leaked because of being operated through a mechanical failure for several months at pressures exceeding the allowable maximum. Another well is currently being proposedin Huston Township in Clearfield County and one is proposed for Indianacounty and one for Elk County despite studies being done that show most of
Pennsylvania is unsuited for waste disposal. (shouldn’t be ok for unconventional wells either.) Clearfield County is infamous for its high pyrite and sulfur concentrations, the neighboring Centre County taxpayers had to spend tens of millions for remediation as the disturbed pyrite
ruined water sources.
One of the most disturbing facts is that the wall of one of the largest underground deep coal mine networks lies within the 1Ž4 mile review area of the EPA permitted injection well site. Clearfield County is also infamous for its acid mine drainage problems.
An expert in acid mine drainage Bob Hedin testified saying… “Despite their near neutral ph these aquifers are highly corrosive due to acid mine drainage. Deep high pressure gas wells
are being drilled through these aquifers without knowledge of their highly corrosive nature. These wells are in danger of premature failure due to the dissolution of cement casing and steel pipe…”
These are just a few of the many reasons and risks. Nobody (except Windfall
Oil and Gas) is in favor of this injection well. It’s the same for the pipelines, the compressor stations, the cracker plants, the LNG and a lot more of the same.
Support Video: Objections: Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/qU569f_7cGk
Diane Esser, Founder/Program Development
Member: Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educator