Gas Rush Stories, part 7: A Landowner

9 months ago by Kirsi Jansa

Karen Foertsch, a farmer in Butler county, Pennsylvania, has signed leases with a gas company for eight shale gas wells. Natural gas is like another crop for a farmer. But she must trust that the drillers will not damage her land. Foertsch cautions "The ground is our goose - you
don't want to destroy it. You can reap the benefits of the golden eggs, but you cannot destroy the goose".

-Gas Rush Stories is a series of short documentaries on shale gas drilling.
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