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C.A.I.A. IS A NON-PARTISAN IDAHO NON-PROFIT DEDICATED TO REPRESENTING AND EDUCATING THE PUBLIC AND PARTICIPATING IN PUBLIC PROCESSES TO PROMOTE THE PRESERVATION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS, PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND CRITICAL RESOURCES

HEALTH IMPACTS

Human health risks
Harms to pets/stock/wildlife
Dangerous industry-related jobs
Public health/safety costs
Quality of life

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Harm to precious water
Air and soil pollution
Earthquakes
Fire/explosions
Fracking/no fracking is moot 

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PROPERTY IMPACTS

Mortgage/insurance jeopardy
Do you have property rights??
Lease snags and negotiation
On public lands as well
What about alternatives?

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FINANCIAL IMPACTS

How the taxpayer pays
Hidden costs/liabilities to cover
‘Forced pooling’ and you
What are ‘split estates’?
Loss of homes/values

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"Landowners once promised a fair share for hosting oil & gas infrastructure on their properties say Alberta’s liability mgmt. system is broken. They're worried the regulator has long been propping up the industry by exaggerating profits & underestimating the costs of cleanup - often leaving landowners with a tangled mess of wells, rusty pipes & contaminated soil." One pointed out his land's "wellhead & flare stack, listing possible hazards: soil contamination, dust, issues with farming, invasive weeds" - & ultimate food contamination. https://thenarwhal.ca/the-story-of-albertas-100-billion-well-liability-problem-how-did-we-get-here/

The story of Alberta’s $100-billion well liability problem. How did we get here? | The Narwhal

"Three scientists say groundwater pollution in Pavillion is likely caused by gas seeping from inadequately lined gas wells, a porous geology and the dumping over years of up to 880,000 gallons of chemical effluent into 40 unlined pits." An interesting sidelight: One couple "...can't sell their 165-acre spread, even though its artesion well tested pure, because of the stigma created by the 'contamination zone'. Lenders wouldn't work with a qualified buyer..." https://www.wyofile.com/pavillion-water-experts-fault-leaky-gas-wells-unlined-pits/?fbclid=IwAR3IzfMyYdPtkZHSuGeEiisebVcmPwtCYvfdp1topKWIHr09Vl6RJdS17p4

Pavillion water experts fault leaky gas wells, unlined pits | WyoFile

"In West Texas, an oil and gas drilling rush has overwhelmed local roadways, housing supplies and a limited pipeline network. Now, the shale boom is straining the region's electric grid, which was designed to handle a fraction of the power needed by oil and gas producers ...as companies forgo expensive diesel and natural gas generators to power compressors and pipelines in favor of the cheaper option of hooking up to the grid. ...Electricity customers across the state could end up paying for it." - More unintended consequences https://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/2018/04/08/unintended-consequence-west-texas-shale-boom-puts-strain-states-electric-grid

Oil and gas producers in West Texas are putting unprecedented strain on the entire state’s electric grid