That is the sad truth. In the meantime, fingers crossed is about all any of us normal folks can do.Put it all together and add all that money and you and I are unlikely to ever know what is really happening - until it's too late.
It's 600 acres per unit here. Multiple wells can be placed on one pad without really increasing its size. With our landscape it's actually hard finding wells (We are known as the Endless Mountains region of Pa). I have 2 more wells that are within a 1/2 mile of the house that I simply can't get anywhere near to get a glimpse of. The closest well to me is only visible because I am friends with the landowner and I walk the dog past the well in the middle of his private property.Yeah, those pics are well field.....here's one from out west. Out there they use 40 acre spacing - which is 16 per square mile. Not exactly what I think when I want to be 'home on the range".
Haven't seen either GL or GL II, but have seen enough critiques of the first one to make it sound like a hack job.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, but has a half life in the atmosphere of a decade or less.....any methane we emit will not still be around 50-75 years from now, nor will it acidify the ocean. If methane starts the death of coal a couple decades before RE seals the deal, our grandchildren will be aok with it.