There is also the truck traffic. “It has been absolutely horrendous,” she said. “Gravel trucks, water trucks, fracking wastewater trucks, chemical trucks, you name it, up and down our country roads.” And when the well flares off gas, “the air becomes oppressive, heavy, and there’s a fuel odor,” she said.
The appeal of living in the country has been wiped out for them. “I feel like we’ve been robbed of something,” she said. “We have no peace of mind. We wanted to grow old here, but it’s not a good place to live anymore. It’s not fair.”