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Do you believe drilling for natural gas and oil in the Marcellus and Utica shales will add jobs to the Mahoning Valley?

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Yes 87%
1036
No 12%
154
1190 total votes

Comments

1 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Yes it will, but many jobs will be filled by transients who follow the work and they will not be concerned with the area. The boom will be short lived...about 4-5 years. Once all the drilling has been completed, the workers will move on to follow the drilling rigs.

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2 howardinyoungstown (591 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Yes I do know that jobs will be created, but it is important to consider the costs to our community of allowing the raping of our environment. How many jobs is that worth?

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3 valleyred (1094 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

What kind of question is this!? Of course it is going to add jobs to the Mahoning Valley.

V&M is already adding around 400-450. There will be thousands created and it is very exciting!!!

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4 Freeatlast (1991 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

DRILL DRILL DRILL = JOBS JOBS JOBS .

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5 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

In about 5 years, many of these issues shall have moved to communities up north and we will find out how reliable these gas and oil companies truely are in fulfilling their promises.

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6 2cents (18 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

It is only wise to consider the long term effects and safety concerns 1st, then if there is not any longterm deterioration or other overlooked (or hidden) aspect to the deal, then the jobs can be created.

It needs to be addressed whether the jobs would be temporary at the expense of a shaky future for our properties.

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7 James_S (268 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

There is a BIG difference between DRILLING for oil and gas and FRACKING for gas.
There is a much higher risk of polluting ground water if FRACKING is used to extract gas from shale. High pressure salt water mixed with chemicals is forced into the shale releasing the methane contained within the shale. But, the groundwater gets methane mixed in with it and makes it undrinkable. AND people turn their faucets on, light a match and burn their water.
Drilling into the shale to get methane is a much safer way than FRACKING.
Drilling through the shale into the bedrock is a much safer way of getting oil than FRACKING.
BEWARE OF FRACKING. BEWARE OF OUR GOVERNMENT (OR SHOULD I SAY THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS WHO OWN OUR GOVERNMENT) THAT PROMOTES FRACKING.

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8 Stan (9923 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

James_S . . ..

"There is a much higher risk of polluting ground water if FRACKING is used to extract gas from shale. "

Who told you this ?

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