The gas and oil drilling boom in our area has been a curse, not a blessing, for some low-income families....
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The glaring point made plain, but left unsaid, is that your "boom" isn't really a boom. Everything is being done by high-paid transients, who are driving up rental costs, and who will ultimately take their earnings/savings out of the state, because the industry, and the resource, are themselves transient. Otherwise, locals, residents, would be trained and hired to do the work needed. The relatively few mineral rights owners who might for now be enjoying royalty payments from the rush, the "neighbors" who are "benefiting" that this piece refers to, we suppose, should enjoy them while they can. Indications are they won't be enjoying them for long. Gas severance taxes paid to WV in 2012 were significantly below those paid in 2009, and production is apparently already down. Experience out west demonstrates dramatic decline rates in shale gas fields; and, the numbers of new well/fracking permit applications in PA are said by some to have already "fallen o
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The numbers of new well/fracking permit applications in PA are said by some to have already "fallen off a cliff".
this will all go away shortly.is there a reason that these low income people can't live with their parents temporarily?
Water, air and soil contamination kills and that is what will be staying here in this area...
Some local residents "are on the street because they don't have affordable housing for their families," added Marlene Midget
Please. You're kidding me right? Move to a different area.
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