Shallow bed methane gas leases pose environmental risk

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2003

So your land hasn't been leased yet? Well, it most likely will be once methane is located. In the other states where methane exploration and extraction is happening, the company just keeps expanding. What we see as leased now is only a beginning.

As if expanding leases aren't bad enough, there isn't any baseline data on methane seeps, depletion of water wells, dust and noise, extent of aquifers, permeable membranes and depth of wells.

This is just too big a risk for our beautiful land around Homer. We need to ask the state to buy these leases back and put the control back locally.

Wesley Henry, Fritz Creek

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