Wednesday, February 8, 2012

High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing

Concerned Burlington Neighbors formed in July of 2011 over a discussion about the pro's and con's of "fracking" for natural gas. We are small farmers, business people, retired people, gardeners, artists, teachers, writers, people who fish and hunt and call the beautiful valleys and hills of Burlington home. 

Wharton Creek, Route 51 

We sent  out  a survey to  find out  if we  were alone  in our concern about  gas  drilling.     It turned out that although Burlington residents are quiet and respectful of  their neighbors  privacy, over   61%  of   those  responding  were  against  "Hydro-Fracturing / Gas Drilling in our Community" and that 11%  were unsure.  We have since held two informational meetings for the community, one with local experts presenting information about the “fracking” process. Our second meeting was a series of videos highlighting farmers and business people in Pennsylvania whose lives have been negatively impacted by the drilling.

We now attend Town Board meetings and have become involved in our town’s attempt to develop a comprehensive plan to protect our valuable resources. You may have noticed the weekly Wharton Valley Pennysaver ads with information about drilling. This website was launched to post announcements and share additional information we receive from a variety of sources. We hope that you find it helpful. Please join in our conversation.