Friday, August 10, 2012

Careful What You Ask For

A small neighbor north of the Republican bastion of Conroe, Texas is a little upset over the possibility of National Oilwell Varco’s proposed test well being drilled in their back yard.....

Claiming their dreams are irreparably dashed because of National Oilwell Varco’s proposed test well, the residents living on Northwood Drive in north Conroe vented their frustration to the City Council Thursday night.
Although NOV has cleared the 52-acre site adjacent to Northwood Drive, the council had a public hearing at City Hall on the company’s application for a drilling permit. NOV officials contend their well is only for research and development and will not conduct any hydraulic fracturing underground.

The residents were nevertheless skeptical regarding the the effect of the well on their home values.  I wonder how many of these type of bumper stickers exist in the area...

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