Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tree Fellin'

This is fantastic. Great message and I so appreciate it. Feel a bit like a hypocrite though, since we have a gas lease. 8,000 feet under our land is a gas pipe, which I am sure would be there if we signed or not.

4 Comments:

Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

How did they get that pipe 8,000 feet down?

Thursday, February 04, 2010  
Blogger Patty said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_Shale

Thursday, February 04, 2010  
Blogger Echoes From the Hill said...

There is another side to this story.
Trees are a renewable source of energy. If there were no "tree fellin'" the housing industry, furniture industry, and many others would be devastated. Tens of thousands, including your husband, and my son, would be out of work. There would be a snowball effect. You burn wood. You make money from your gas lease. Gas is cheap, efficient source of energy, and we don't have to buy it from people who hate us and our religions and our way of life.
If the radical environmentalists had their way, Texas would be one big welfare state.
Yes, there needs to be smart, ecological planning, but this kind of "thoughtless" radicalism hurts all of us.

Friday, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Patty said...

have to disagree on a few levels there EFTH's We burn ONLY downed wood, nothing had to be cut down to heat our house. There can be recycled wood for homes, along with brick and steel construction, again being recycled. We could cut the destruction of forests way down if. The gas lease for us was just giving us some legal say into what they were going to do anyway. I would never have allowed a well on our land.
My husband could easily go back to the medical industry if he wasn't selling barns, there are plenty of sick folks out there from lifestyle alone, or maybe he could sell metal buildings.

Friday, February 05, 2010  

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