Do any of you guys know about the Marcellus Shale Drilling happening on the Eastern side of the United States? If you do, do you know that if you sign your land over to them to let them drill in your backyard, your water can become contaminated! How it works:
The Marcellus Shale Drilling company moves into a site with rich, full of oil, shale. In my case, this site is going to be up the road from me! As they dig, and dig, and dig, and dig, the shale waste flows into your water system. The shale waste, has certain chemicals in it that can cause cancer. Would you want THAT flowing into your well? I definitely wouldn’t want that!
And the point of this article is that if any of you, my iTwixie BFF’s, have this happen to you, fight against it! It’s dangerous, and if you try to move when they have already started drilling, your house will be worth nothing! Who would want to buy a house from you if it’s in an oil rig? I know pretty ominous right? I don’t want to scare people too much, but this is what the world around my home is coming to. And what should I, or you, do if this happens up the road from your house? These people are here to earn money for their families, but eventually their families will be affected by this drilling as well.
I am not sure what to do, and if we move now, how will I stand the pain of leaving my friends, my teachers, my boyfriend….. So fight for our right to continue living in our beautiful homes, and not having our water harming us! Form a protest in your local town or city, talk to your county comissioners, and get help. Together, we can keep our earth, and homes, beautiful.
SO CAN I HEAR A WHOOP WHOOP FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL EARTH! Let’s conquer these problems, and continue to make our home, a better place!