Does Schreiner’s ‘right’ to extract natural gas supersede residents’ right to clean water and safe homes? And does the industry’s ‘right’ to process natural gas supersede the neighborhood’s right to clean air?
These folks didn’t move into this neighborhood knowing their air and water was going to be ruined. They had good water and air. Drilling and processing of (un)natural gas by someone else has taken their property.
June 9, 2009
“Our neighbor who has been out of his house for 11 weeks brought a sample of his water from his newly drilled well up to our house, and it still catches on fire- we got video again. Plus, now there is some weird black stuff in it- it’s a little like oil but a little like charcoal or something. Very strange. Schreiner apparently didn’t know that our neighbor already tested his water, because he told him that he has great water now and can move back in! I just can’t believe that. Also, it appears that Schreiner has lied to State Representative Martin Causer’s secretary Rhonda because he told her that the Bailey family was already back in their home- definitely not true.
“Another neighbor told me that he heard that Schreiner has been kicked out of New York state and Sheffield, PA for bad practice before. I’d sure like to try and find those details.
“Another neighbor has a new well and a reverse osmosis system, and his water is still bad. DEP alluded to the idea that as long as they can get good water out of one tap in the house for drinking, then that will be all that Schreiner has to do. Ridiculous.
“The stripper plant is still way too noisy and the vapors coming off of it are not getting any better. The couple of neighbors who have detectors in their homes (I think CO2 and methane) have had the alarms go off several times. These are issues that we are going to stress at the next township meeting on the 22nd.”
June 16, 2009
“My neighbor who has been out of his home for 12 weeks now was forced to move back in tonight. His water still catches on fire, but Schreiner said that he’s done and won’t pay for a hotel anymore. DEP claims that it’s perfectly safe… even though when my neighbor runs the washer there is free methane left in the machine after the laundry is done! Unbelievable. Schreiner says he put $100,000 into addressing our problems, and even though not one house has their issues fixed, he is “done” and if we want more we just have to sue him. He’s even been giving State Representative Causer’s secretary crap telling her to stop calling him with our complaints and that he is just going to stop answering his phone.”
DEP, why do you side with industry?
It’s time to take the oil & gas industry in hand.