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As a community member I feel obligated to warn my neighbors about the high possibility of contaminates in our drinking water due to the hydraulic fracturing process performed by natural gas companies. My research started when I received a letter from Chesapeake Energy asking for permission to drill on my family’s property. At first their offer seemed irresistible. The company offered $5,000 per acre; we have 19 acres so that would bring in $95,000 just to have the gas company drill. As many people are experiencing the pressure of the down economy, some would jump on the offer without question, and many have. But as I looked deeper into the process, and talked to people who live in these “fracking” areas, the more I became concerned for the environment and the health of the community. Too understand the magnitude of the problem; you must first understand the process of how hydraulic fracturing works. “ Horizontal hydrofracking is a means of
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