Gas drilling and real estate

David Knudsen, a Sullivan County realtor and blogger, addresses the issue of how to talk about real estate in a county that might soon become the home of multiple gas wells:

One of the problems we face at the moment in Sullivan County is that the media coverage of drilling and the Marcellus leaves the impression that Sullivan is one single, big undifferentiated risk area, a pre-Chernobyl landscape poised on the edge of environmental Armageddon. If gas drilling comes to Sullivan County — and that's still an open question — drilling will likely have a much greater impact on some areas of the county than others. There are some areas that will likely experience very little impact.