What are these nimbies thinking about? The more I look into the exciting opportunities of Shale Gas, the more exciting it seems to be.
Bear with me. A theme is growing here. There are a few things to fall into place first, like the shales have to have a high enough level of biomass so that gas can be extracted. They have to be deep, so one Drilling pod is put in place, and the drilling is done from there (about the size of 1 acre is all you need I believe). You would probably want that out of town. Its industrial. So what? Pipe it in.
But then the town can supply its own Gas. Any extra is sold to the Gas grid, just like with solar panels on the roof. Once this thing gets off the ground, the places that are not extracting gas, are going to be left behind…. after all, it is an Energy Economy, not a monetary one.