Parsing Chesapeake's Statement

Today's Corning Leader contains this terse statement from Chesapeake Energy:

Our enhanced water re-use techniques have greatly diminished the need for us to dispose of produced water, therefore, we have no intention of pursuing the injection well in Pulteney, N.Y.

This is clearly not good enough. When Chesapeake says "we have withdrawn our application", then this controversy is over.


Clearly not good enough is right. At least this email didn't have the next sentence that was in the letter Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon sent to Congressman Massa "it is premature for us to pull the application at this time". Chesapeake, stop the application and regain a little of your credibility in the region.