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"I think it would be silly to put a well on my property for $150 an acre more or less, and if nothing comes up, then I got a mess to deal with. If they drill somewhere and they hit good, then I can sit back and wait for the offers." A landowner in Athens County, talking to the Athens News (May 7, 2012), after learning that Cunningham Energy had reduced its bonus from $2500 per acre to $125.
"Without rigorous scientific studies, the gas drilling boom sweeping the world will remain an uncontrolled health experiment on an enormous scale."
M. Bamberger & R.E. Oswald: Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health. In: NEW SOLUTIONS, Vol. 22(1) 51-77, 2012