Darrin Youker writes, "[Denise] Dennis has been offered more than $800,000 for the right to drill-enough money to fulfill her dreams for the property, owned by the trust that she created in 2001. But so far, she's held out, trying to learn more about the environmental impacts-namely the large amounts of water and chemicals used in drilling.
"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," says Dennis, president of the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust. "What would be the point if I save the property but poisoned the water? To me, this farm is like a child."