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Does Arrogance Fuel Frack Anger?

Some claim industry shows lack of communication

July 29, 2013

PITTSBURGH — The boom in oil and gas fracking has led to jobs, billions in royalties and profits, and even some environmental gains....

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Jul-30-13 7:04 AM

Wonder will be the first in line at the cng station to buy cheap fuel..

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Jul-29-13 11:01 PM

Is Frack Anger covered by Obamacare?

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Jul-29-13 9:01 PM

Sorry, twitchy fingers!

Everybody should benefit from the boom. Politicians should be pushing for residential gas lines to be installed. Since ALL of us have to deal with the inconvenience of the influx of out of town gas workers ALL of us should be able to hook up to a gas line (get rid of the old fuel oil furnace) gas should be CHEAP for all of us. instead, the lease money goes to a few, the wages go to out of state workers our roads and rural lifestyles are all willy-nilly and the gas is going to China! It sux all around!!!

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Jul-29-13 8:54 PM


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Jul-29-13 7:25 PM

Blunderwhy, every state has a list of the chemicals used in fracking, just go to their website and look them up.

I have listed them here many times.

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Jul-29-13 6:41 PM

It should be noted that the "Father of Fracking" was a strong advocate of more effective regulation and government controls of the process. He acknowledged the environmental impacts that could occur if it were not closely controlled.

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Jul-29-13 6:01 PM

"Krancer pointed out in his testimony that the Energy Policy Act of 2005 had bipartisan support. And he’s right. Even the Chairman of Philadelphia’s Democratic Party, Congressman Bob Brady, voted for it, along with then-Senator Barack Obama."

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Jul-29-13 5:57 PM

The "Halliburton Loophole" is a bit of myth in that opponents of fracking often use it to claim drilling companies have free reign in drilling operations. This is not the case! From NPR "Burning Question: What Would Life Be Like Without the Halliburton Loophole?", "Without federal oversight, it’s up to the states to regulate gas drilling. In fact, some call the “Halliburton Loophole” a misnomer because states have their own rules in place. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer recently testified in Congress that federal oversight is unnecessary because the states are better equipped to implement and enforce their own rules."

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Jul-29-13 3:56 PM

your = you're

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Jul-29-13 3:48 PM

duwhop- I know it's difficult for you to follow. The main reason for concern on fracking is the chemicals that companies do not have to list because of the Halliburton loophole. I added the article because Halliburton has cost this country and tax payers millions. Since you claim to live in CA, which you clearly do not, I still wonderwhy your obsession with the NR? Is it that you really can't leave. You hate this place so much, yet your here everyday. Very sick little mind.

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Jul-29-13 2:59 PM

NAME ONE DOCUMENTED VERIFIED CASE of Water Contamination____________??

Incidental stories by dimwit Hillbillies as to what they THINK happened doesn't amount to squat.

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Jul-29-13 1:19 PM

Some people will gripe, no matter what. So here is mine- Trucks, trucks and the increase of vehicle traffic. Some want their side of the road and mine. A little respect goes a long way.

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Jul-29-13 11:17 AM

Sigh... I suppose some people are incapable of learning. This article is misinformation from the very first sentence. This new gas boom has zilch to do with hyraulic fracturing.


Jeeeeeez folks. Hydraulic fracturing has been done since the 40's

I thought we were past THIS type of misinformation. I guess not...

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Jul-29-13 11:15 AM

"You can't change the spots on a leopard," said Jim Switzer, a Dimock resident who says drilling ruined his water. "They would spend a billion dollars to say they weren't responsible for something rather than spend a couple million dollars of taking care of who they (wronged.)"

There is the problem, neatly summed up. Everybody was sooooo quick to sign on the dotted line; now it's like, geez, hold on, I never thought there would be this much disruption and torn up landscape.

Well, yeah. In fact you ain't seen nothing yet. Certain areas in Marshall County already look like World War I.

And as far as providing local jobs, forget that forever. As proof, look at all the eyesore camper sites, cheap hotels going up everywhere and, most, especially, the pickup trucks with out-of-state plates seen in the parking lot of your nearest zoo, whoops, sorry, Wal-Mart.

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Jul-29-13 10:59 AM

Blunderlie, DEEPWATER Horizon was Ocean drilling, nothing to do with Fracking.

1 million wells since 1948, NAME ONE DOCUMENTED VERIFIED CASE of Water Contamination, IDIOT ____________??

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Jul-29-13 8:55 AM

Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling tragedy.

The plea deal — which is still subject to court approval — means they'll pay the maximum available statutory fine, be subject to three years probation, and continue to cooperate with the government's investigation.

The company made a separate and voluntary contribution of $55 million to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

Read more: ***********businessinsider****/halliburton-pleads-guilty-deepwater-horizon-2013-7#ixzz2aRGE4VkI

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Jul-29-13 8:55 AM

Halliburton loophole? wonderwhy?

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Jul-29-13 8:05 AM

@Ragnar - you hit the nail on the head with that one! So much jealousy over other people's money. There were no protesters when the mines were all active over polluting the water table then. No one organized protests outside the mills because of air pollution when they were all active but it's game on now.

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Jul-29-13 7:49 AM

Too bad locals aren't getting the fracking jobs - nearly all the workers are from out of state. At least new motels are being built for them to stay at. That does create some minimum wage jobs for locals. Of course, frackers choosing to rent rather than stay at motels are driving up rents for locals, so locals can't afford them. At least the landlords are making money.

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Jul-29-13 7:33 AM

Does Arrogance Fuel Frack Anger?

NO, stupidity and lack of the real facts.

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Jul-29-13 6:05 AM

The same people whose air was polluted by Wheeling-Pitt and whose water was polluted by Big Coal have zero problem with that.

No, their major problem with Big Oil & Gas is that these companies have billions of dollars to throw around and some of their neighbors have reaped the rewards, while they did not.

Most of the anger and lawsuits with regard to drilling and fracking is merely frustration at not getting their piece of the pie. Their neighbor collected $1.5 million upfront plus small royalties when and if drilling ever starts. They got nothing and they are mad about that.

Thus, the protests and lawsuits.

Did you tools every complain and sue Consol, Wheeling-Pitt or PPG?

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