"We're not asking for a lot and now they're taking it all away. In a million years, I never would have thought that people could do this and get away with it."
Cassie Spencer returned home one day and found her 5 year old daughter playing in the midst of little red flags sprinkled around her lawn like land mine markers in a war zone. The family property had become a methane field.
The cause: two Chesapeake gas wells 3,000 feet away that she never saw and doesn't profit from, had somehow been sending methane onto her property,into her water, and onto her neighbors' properties in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.
Testing by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) traced the methane to the Chesapeake wells but the company has denied responsibility.