Many of us have lived with traditional gas drilling in our countryside, which has been fairly unobtrusive. This gas rush is a totally different game. According to US Geological Survey Geologist Bill Kappell, at the initial full drilling density there will be a well pad with six to eight wells (each pad taking 3-5 acres) every square mile in the shale region in New York. Think about that. Every square mile.
One of these every square mile. Plus pipeline with 150 foot swaths cut through trees and farmland. And then they will in all likelihood start infilling between those rigs every square mile:
This is how many wells are coming just across the border in PA: