I am a hunter who is also an oil producer and I've had it with a few men making the whole industry look bad. The ones who trash like this do not deserve to work in the great outdoors.
These are just a FEW of the disgusting pictures of what was done to our property in Monroe County Ohio. This happened in 2007 and we are still waiting for Ohio to help. What you see went into creeks with farms with kids in it's path.
If you are being approached about a lease or know someone who is, you must learn the character of the person you will be "tied to". Get educated. There are safe and legal ways to produce wells: like hauling off the used fracturing fluid - as most of us PAY to do - instead of dumping it on the ground.
KNOW WITH WHOM YOU ARE DEALING! Get referrals, don't just go by what they tell you, be informed. Our Dumper brags on his website www.aircomp.com that he Trains our EPA field agents, in fact, his phone # is 800-EPA-AIR1 - Wow, how arrogant is he?!
Below is nearly half a MILLION gallons that was dumped by this EPA trainer and his partners:
They get away
with this because there really aren't consequences for them. Our lease
said "no dumping" and we had an extra addendum stating "no dumping" but
we didn't have what would happen if they did. See, we thought they
would be punished by the State, and we were wrong.
But there is one sentence that you can put in your lease that will make them accountable and here it is:
If there is illegal dumping of any fluid on this property, the well will become property of the landowner.
Or AT LEAST have them take out the ARBITRATION CLAUSE that would guarantee you a speedy trial and accountability! Remember, it's popular to blame the "fracking" when actually it's the "Fracker".
Then, and only then, can you just about guarantee that they won't be dumping on you!
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