Not only should the law require notification, it should make fracturing
conditional, limited, and experimental oil production that can be discontinued
at any time. There is more to oil extraction than hydraulics, there
is also the use of tons of high explosives set off underground to fracture the
rock and subterranean supper structure so every oil, gas, and water table
in-between is broken. Its like setting off many 5,000 pound closely spaced
bunker bombs several miles underground does have some undesirable consequences
to the environment and living species on the surface through the many sink
holes. Once the bombs go off its like rupturing a pipe line miles
underground out of reach and out of sight on grander scale than a surface oil
line leaking into a meandering river. Think of it as if it was the Alaskan pipe
line ruptures and oil floating uncontrolled across the tundra then try to
reclaim the oil using water hoses to move oil back to the rupture in the
pipeline, it doesn't work.You only have to look to Nevada and
the nuclear testing sink holes done miles apart from 6 miles down to see what
fracturing is all about.
This regulation is not needed. Hydraulic fracturing takes place at depths of
5000 to 15000 feet where the petroleum and fracturing fluids will never, can
never interact with groundwater or surface water. There is no established case
of fracking polluting drinking water.Fracking has been taking place
for decades; it is well-known, well-established, and not "experimental"
in any sense of the word.
This will save me money when I can cook on my tap water. Business before health
is always more profitable.