Think before fracking
Regarding your July 8 editorial “Rushing to frack”: Now that the legislature has rammed the fracking bill into law the good people of Lee, Moore and Chatham counties will need to make important decisions. Decisions that will affect their lives and property values for many years to come.
Before signing leases the people in these counties must ask themselves some questions. Do they want the possibility of their water being contaminated with the toxic chemicals used in the fracking process? At this time there is no safe way to treat or store this water. Do they want the pastoral beauty of their land to be changed by huge water trucks moving on their roads during all hours of the day?
They can also expect large fracking pads to have floodlights on all night and noisy pumps and generators running 24 hours per day. Does it make sense to establish in this drought-prone area a water-intensive industry such as fracking? The most important thing people of these counties need to know is that if fracking comes to their area their lives will be dramatically changed.