Your 2 Cents: Oil Company Wants To Drill At Lake Hefner

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 11:02 pm
By: News 9

Pedestal Oil company wants OKC to give it permission to drill near the South shore of Lake Hefner. That concerns me on a number of fronts, including the potential danger to a water supply, and disrupting a popular recreational area.

Here's what you had to say:

Rob first: "Our city can't be that hard up for money where we have to mess our parks or lakes."

Rakavic writes: "I can see it now, Okc. lets them drill and they accidentally create a fissure and the lake drains."

But Blake in Ringwood argues: "..heavy traffic does not last but a month or a month and a half. 2nd being the location of the site you can guarantee it will be the cleanest nicest site all said and done."

Wade writes: "What about a possible well blow out and the affect on homes and businesses. and that is worst case. I say ABSOLUTELY NO!!"

Carey adds: "The oil Company's wont stop till they have everything."

Stacey from Norman disagrees: "DRILL!!! I support the oilfield cause the oilfield supports me!!"

Deb says: "What dividends it might bring are not worth changing the landscape and spill after effects."

From Glenda: "NO-come on, we should not have to even answer this!"

Finally, Chester in Yukon says: ".. is the chance, however small, worth taking if there is any possibility of losing a major reservoir. An oil spill could contaminate the lake for years to come."

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's Your 2 Cents.