|Water extraction site in Ulster, PA, near Susquehanna River|
Having visited a water withdrawal site in Ulster, I can attest that the truck traffic is relentless. It's noisy, kicks up a lot of dust, and is a blot on the landscape of otherwise beautiful rural communities. It's an ugly place. Imagine the bright headlights at night. The Athens supervisors requested that Chesapeake install a chain link fence with slats at the Barrett site to help deflect headlight and noise from the residential properties along Route 199 nearby. Oh yes, there are homes nearby. The facility was built near where people live. And what do these huge trucks run on? DIESEL! Air pollution.
And that's just a small problem compared to the environmental destruction caused by actual drilling. The negative effects of trucks used in the gas industry just adds insult to injury. One more way our quality of life and the future of our children and grandchildren are degraded.