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Quote:How about shielding the lights on the fracking towers?Dark skies ?
Quote:Thanks for Sharing! Looking forward to Black Forest.
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Quote:How close is the equipment yard and fracking sites to Cherry Springs?Clear Skies,Phil
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Quote:The staging area that George mentioned may be the one off of Route 44, just a bit before the long downhill switchback and miles from the park. I believe that it's the source of one of the light domes that's visible from the park in the southeast.Frack water trucks are sometimes parked where the airfield use to be. The spot that I'm referring to looks like a major industrial installation.Dave Mitsky
Quote:BTW, the truck convoys park along the airport side of the road and stage to maybe 20 to 50 trucks, and then all start up and pull out around 2 AM or so. I've only seen it happen twice.
Quote:Quote:BTW, the truck convoys park along the airport side of the road and stage to maybe 20 to 50 trucks, and then all start up and pull out around 2 AM or so. I've only seen it happen twice. I have seen/heard this myself - its quite a lot of noise... You bring up a good point about the refracking of existing wells. I'd forgotten about this, but its common when production falls below a given threshold in older wells.