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  • Like I say, I think the gas is good. This country needs it. And it’s a gamble, with their fracking. And we don’t know much about this
    fracking. And I think it’s safe myself. And they do check the water before they start. In fact our water here has been checked 4 times.
    We held out, we waited and waited. And everybody around us had their land leased, so we said we might just as well lease it because everybody else had.
    It’s good and it’s bad. But then it all comes down to money.
    Money – it’s just too much -
    everybody is greedy, all they want is money. They don’t care about nothing else, well some of them do. And me, I’d rather my land than I would have a well on it. I could have gotten more money, but what do I need the money for?
    You get so much, you live good, why do you need more? I’d rather not see the well on my land and I told them that and they moved it.
    As far as Cabot goes, they try.
    You have a problem and you call them, they’ll come and take care of it, there’s no truth in this that they won’t take care of this for you. Like I know one fellow with Cabot, he lays out the wells, so when I want to know something I call him. And if he doesn’t know, he will find out for me. And they are trying real hard to try to get along with the people.
    About 25-30 years ago, we started getting people in from the city, buying land, around 10 acres. That we had more trouble with than the gas. Most of them are good people but you get a handful of them - as far as I’m concerned, they can go the hell back to their city and stay there! Tell these
    people to back off a little bit and find out what’s going on – don’t jump to conclusions. Find out through people that have been through this and dealing with the gas companies and things. But for some reason they just – I don’t know.

    It has caused problems, yes, there is a lot of traffic on the road today.
    It has caused problems between families and neighbors.
    Well some of them, like this one fellow, his father had a farm and he took the farm over. Well, he had a sister, and now since the gas started, she wants half of it. But he worked the farm so he should get it all but she wants half of the royality money.
    [Mrs. Magnotti]: We don’t go on vacations.
    I’ve worked all my life, 7 days a week. I mean 12-14 hour days. I’m just used to it. I can’t stop. So I just live the way I’ve always lived.
    The only thing is, we did work on the garden – making our own food. A dehydrator – it don’t cost much but it’s a little extra. Things like that. I don’t care what anyone else does, I’m used to living my life all these years and that’s how I live.
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