Nothing like a little methane to get your attention. These folks also enjoy the ability to open their faucets and light up. Free dead fish floating in the water are so much easier to catch.
Fracking may give access to more methane, but it has its consquences. Check the story at this link to see how it has destroyed a productive cattle ranch including the animals and ranchers.
Adding my agreement...there is no CO2 problem. It's a damn made up hoax.
Just imagine, you could rig a small dome over the methane leak, power a small generator and hook it to a line sync inverter and get paid for free electricity.
One ladys fear is another mans treasure.
The level of risk depends upon how deep the target strata are and the permeability of the structure above.
Interesting that you are willing to rely on NBC citing something called the “Food & Environment Reporting Network”.
I don’t know about the latter but I’m very well acquainted with the horses—t coming out of NBC.
Maybe you are an expert at this, which I am not. But I have lived most of my life in the Bakken area and I’ve seen reports of disastrous claim after claim which even Obama’s own EPA cannot manage to substantiate...and believe me, they are trying.
The Bakken zone is a couple miles below the acquifers tapped for water wells. Does that mean there isn’t sometimes surface damage or spills caused by careless workers? Hardly.
Does it mean that methane doesn’t sometimes cause problems, sometimes with drilling activity nearby (and sometimes not)? No again.
Does my argument mean that yours is entirely meritless? No, no, it doesn’t.
But you, like I, have to be cautious about accepting every claim as genuine and seeing causal relationships where they haven’t been proved.
(pinging thackney as he has far more expertise than I and I am always interested in his view)
Bayou Corne is a collapsed Salt Dome Storage Facility and has ZERO to do with hydraulic fracturing in a production well. The storage facility was created by leaching out the salt and there is NO WAY anyone would consider fracturing a hole designed to KEEP the oil/gas in. Fracturing is done to let the oil/gas/water out.