Oil and gas exploration and drilling impacts to the park could be dramatic: air and water pollution; increased noise; lights from drill rigs harming the scenic beauty of the night sky — all combining to decrease visitation to the park.
Those guys do drill 24/7.
There is huge truck traffic with fracking.
We need energy.
Does anyone know if any restrictions are being placed in these auctions to mitigate impacts versus standard?
They are drilling two mile laterals commonly and some longer now.
Perhaps we should just wait a few years and with improved technology go for well pads 3-4 miles away minimum?
No trucks / equipment through the parks?