Pro-fracking companies are only looking at the profits
Re April 11 letter, “Fracking, tar sands no way to go fossil-free”: Fracking and tar sands. Pete Looker made a great point about pathological corporations. It’s greed and power driving most people out of reason.
Since there is already a glut of natural gas here, most of the product will be sold overseas. Many who sign the lease just walk away with the money, because they don’t care about the land, and they already realize that the huge pipe farm and trucks jake-braking racket 24/7 is impossible to tolerate.
Several countries have already outlawed fracking, including France, Canada and New Zealand.
One of the big pollution problems with fracking is the waste liquid, which has to be pumped under high pressure to the underground because there is no technology to purify it. This high-pressure pumping causes the reported earthquakes. The pathological corporations that Peter Looker refers to are not in the habit of full disclosure.
People who border the fracking sites are shocked to learn that horizontal drilling includes their land legally, even though they didn’t sign a lease.
New York state doesn’t need the problems with pollution of water, land, and air so that a few land owners can sign off and move to Florida.
David T. Nilsen
The Music Committee of the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library is again grateful for the generosity of the musicians who donated their time and talents to this year’s edition of the “Beat the Snow Winter” concert series.
Over 1,000 audience members were able to enjoy the concerts held each Sunday afternoon in January, February and March. The musicians involved treated the audiences to a wide variety of music from classical to jazz to bluegrass, played by many of our region’s best musicians.
Thank you all for your contribution to the very live arts scene in Schenectady!