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Feds: Disclose Frack Solution

Administration says list all chemicals when on public land

May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration......

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May-18-13 8:50 AM

Halliburton Exec Takes Swig of Fracking Fluid

Published August 23, 2011 | Associated Press An energy company executive's sip of fracking fluid at an industry conference this month has been called a demonstration by some and a stunt by others, but it's bringing attention to new recipes for hydraulic fracturing fluids that in the past have contained chemicals commonly used for antifreeze or bleaching hair.

During a keynote lunch speech at the conference presented by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Halliburton Co. CEO Dave Lesar talked about addressing public concerns about hydraulic fracturing, which extracts natural gas by blasting a mix of water, chemicals and sand underground. He raised a container of Halliburton's new fracking fluid made from materials sourced from the food industry, then called up a fellow executive to demonstrate how safe it was by drinking it, according to two attendees.

The executive mocked reluctance, then took a swig.

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May-18-13 12:16 AM

1. Carcinogenic chemicals are used which even in very small quantities are highly dangerous. they are labeled accordingly. 2. it is impossible to clean up water that is contaminated3.the burning of flares such as the Rt 89 incident this evening in Wetzel County spreads toxic gases over miles of area endangering all living forms of life3.Massey claimed to have high safety standards while the miners died/ do you really believe the pr?

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May-17-13 10:45 PM

Sorry, water 90%

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May-17-13 6:36 PM

Fracturing Fluid composition:

1) Water 99%

2) Sand 9.5%

3) Remaining 0.5%: Sodium chloride (salt) Ethylene Glycol (antifreeze) borate salts potassium carbonate guar gum


WTF is the big deal??? NO mysteries.

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May-17-13 12:47 PM

Just like the old Mobay site in Washington Lands..the valley is still toxic from pcb's...sickness..cancer..who's about time the gas companies be held responsible and accountable..

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May-17-13 12:26 PM

It only makes sense. Now clean up after yourselves.

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May-17-13 10:14 AM

safely for decades.

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May-17-13 8:23 AM

"the federal rule was unnecessary, since state rules ... ensure responsible drilling." Baloney sandwich. Federal law supersedes state law. Full disclosure of the frack compositions requires an act of Congress. Find the Energy Policy Act of 2005, go to Page 102, Section 322: "Hydraulic Fracturing: Paragraph (1) of section 1421(d) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300h(d)) is amended to read as follows: (1) Underground Injection ... EXCLUDES (ii) the underground injection of fluids ... pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities.’’ That codicil applies to all federal laws concerning groundwater. Even the EPA is not allowed to know everything in the frack fluids, or to regulate fracking. Federal law supersedes state law, and Congress must amend The Energy Policy Act of 2005 before any of the states, or the EPA, can do or require anything.

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May-17-13 7:54 AM

What are they hoping to find out? That the fluid they pump over a mile into the ground is hazardous? Well no s***. In the words of Hillary "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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