I'm not anti-drilling at all. My dad worked for an oil company his whole career and it was what kept food on our table. I do believe, however, that everyone involved in Oil and Gas exploration, drilling, and production need to be good community citizens.
A friend of mine at work has a ranch next to her neighborhood where much drilling has been taking place. I had no idea just how invasive this can be, so I thought that I would share her blog with you so that you can see her perspective.
I hope that the drilling companies, land owners, government agencies, and communities can all work together to make this a win-win. I hope that all the companies, owners, etc...are pumping money back into the community too. I believe that it is their responsibility.
I can think of one non-profit organization that would love to have their support. (http://www.hemifoundation.org)