Lee County is going to be hit with as the main BOOM town of NC . IF we let it .
But many of us are speaking out against fracking even though our a few of our county commissioners does Not approve of us doing it ?
Thanks to "The Sanford Herald , we have a voice ! Lately those voices are coming more and stronger . Along with it comes really degrading comments from NC's biggest PROFRACKER
Jim Womack aka county commiss aka MEC chairman . Oh and let's not forget his trusty side kick / county commiss Kirk Smith .
They have a few helpers , like a fellow named Townsend too that would argue with himself to get attention .
I am adding just a few examples of their comments below. It is hard not to put all their comments in RED since that is the color I see after reading .
The Herald also has a News link there for Mining & Energy
Chairman Womack and his oil and gas buddies want us to believe that there is little risk and much reward in fracking North Carolina. Mr. Womack, I would argue that places like the Deep River and Jordan Lake are too precious to risk, and there is little reward in jeopardizing the drinking water for millions of North Carolinians.
I know that money won’t be well spent when fracking invades our county.
Mr. [Jim] Womack [chairman, N.C. Mining & Energy Commission] doesn’t want to share with you the social costs of fracking — his reply is, “ I won’t lie to you, there are always growing pains.” The fact is fracking impacts rural communities with a decline in quality of life and an increase of stress on the social network.
Food & Watch Case Study was a thorough Pennsylvania community report published in September of 2013. The report shows the average annual increase in disorderly conduct arrests were three times higher in heavily fracked rural counties. The large influx of transient fracking workers can lead to higher levels of substance abuse and alcohol-related crimes .
Sexually transmitted infections rose fastest in rural Pennsylvania counties where fracking began — 62 percent more than the unfracked counties.
The average annual number of heavy truck crashes increased 7.2 percent in fracked counties. Each fracking well requires thousands of truck trips to deliver hazardous fracking fluids and materials, adding to costly wear and tear on rural roads. ...
These are all facts based on a variety of resources, including Pennsylvania DOT, Pennsylvania State Police Database, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
A question was asked at the commerce meeting “ How will Sanford change?” To get a real inside view, just Google “Life in a fracking boomtown: Man camps, Meth Labs, Strippers, and the gold rush.”
from Kirk ....Ms. Wood, we already have criminal alien camps (single family homes with multiple residents - notice the numerous cars in the yard), drugs, prostitutes, drug smugglers, and human trafficking! The horrors of drilling you tout clearly provoke fear and we can avoid these if done properly.
We in eastern Lee County just experienced an "evil" gas company placing a gas line along NC-42 and cutting across access to our property. They went out of their way to ensure we had access to our driveway, replanted the grass, replaced the mail box (well my wife says it is 6" higher) and restored our driveway entrance. I know that in the future we will be blessed with an industry that will do the same.
Not the horrors that a group of tree hugging, earth worshiping, human hating, green people keep ranting. Veritas vos Liberabit!
“They” say that it cannot, will not happen. I don't believe “them.” I think that “they” are working for the gas industry. ... To see the devastation that fracking has wrought on communities across the country, the health and environmental problems, you only have to type “anti-fracking “ into your search engine, hit enter and follow the leads.
If we do not stand our ground, the people who are supposed to be protecting our interests (our employees) are going to give the gas industry, and any other industry that wants it, our property rights. They need to be made to understand that no means no. We, the people, reserve the right of refusal.
W. Ed Jr. & Doris C. Harris
OCT 30 , 2013 From NPR …Shale Gas & Hydraulic Fracturing In North Carolina … Womack comments several times .http://wfae.org/post/shale-gas-hydraulic-fracturing-north-carolina