21 Sep '11, 1pm

New NRDC toolkit on #fracking -- find answers & start asking the right questions about #fracking near your home:

New NRDC toolkit on #fracking -- find answers & start asking the right questions about #fracking near your home:

Some states provide a comment period for the public before the permit can be approved. (In Colorado, for example, the permit application must be posted for comment at least 20 days prior to approval.) In certain states the requirement of notice and the opportunity to comment is limited to property owners whose surface land will be disturbed. In West Virginia, for example, anyone applying for a drilling permit must provide a copy of the application (by certified mail with return receipt) to property owners whose land will be affected. This includes land where the well will be located plus any land used to get to the well site. The notice must be provided no later than the date of filing the application for a permit to drill; the property owners then have 15 days to comment on the drilling. The state cannot lawfully issue a permit unless the company has certified that the re...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/health/drilling/

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