Daily Updates

March 14, 2013

Residents of NW Ga. town concerned about drilling

CAVE SPRING — Residents in the northwest Georgia town of Cave Spring are expressing concerns about plans for natural gas drilling operations in the area.

A Texas oil, gas and development conglomerate plans a well near the town. A state permit indicates that Forestar expects to start drilling in the Cave Spring area in May, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The possibility of drilling attracted residents to the Cave Spring City Council meeting this week, The Rome News-Tribune reported. Steve Craw told city councilors that he was concerned about protecting the city’s water source.

“I think our water source is under threat,” Craw told the city council. “I would hate for this to happen and five years from now our water supply be spoiled.”

The city will attempt to get more information about the drilling and have the city attorney advise them of any action they could take, Councilmember Ken Landers said.

Council members said they had learned about the drilling plans from the Journal-Constitution article.

“We had no information about this, which concerns me because this is our water,” Councilmember Peggy Allgood said at this week’s meeting.

The planned well, John Wayne-Mudcreek No. 1, would be one of the deepest ever in Georgia at 14,000 feet, the Journal-Constitution reported.

Another company is considering the shale gas fields of the Mesozoic Basin that covers 60 percent of the Coastal Plain in south Georgia, said Jim Kennedy, the state’s geologist.

 

1
Text Only
Daily Updates
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

    April 20, 2014

  • In Other News, April 20

    April 20, 2014

  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

    April 20, 2014

  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

    April 20, 2014

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

    April 20, 2014

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

    April 20, 2014

  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

    April 20, 2014

  • ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

    Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

    April 20, 2014

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    April 20, 2014

  • NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.

    April 19, 2014