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Protect W.Va. Environment

November 7, 2013

It is inevitable that production of energy will cause some damage to the environment. The challenge for companies involved in the work, as well as government regulators, is to minimize it....

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CleanWater

Nov-09-13 12:45 PM

Yes, I do. But you still do not. Your 1st post was incoherent; your 2nd didn't help your 1st any.

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littlefox

Nov-07-13 10:39 PM

@CleanWater, Pipeline companies with enough money, will sometimes choose to spend an extra $500,000 to drill under a stream, rather than dredging, to preserve the remote possibility of an undiscovered, displaced Australian creek toad, and to avoid the wrath of the EPA. Or they just pay the government "fine" and carry on. Get it now?.

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caltransplant

Nov-07-13 10:02 PM

The NR's concern for the environment is ludicrous!

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CleanWater

Nov-07-13 7:34 PM

Why wouldn't any society see proper to fine a polluter? That's easy. The punishment is intended to pay the public for any damages and give incentive for the company to roll up their sleeves and strive for compliance in the future. Mud is ubiquitous, pervasive. But it's pollution when fish die since that's a violation of state water quality standards. That's a no brainer. I don't understand little fox's argument "It's all about lining their pockets for the short and immediate term". EPA lines their pockets with what? You seem to confuse EPA' mission with industry's.

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littlefox

Nov-07-13 6:59 PM

WHY would ANYONE reject the affordable energy we rely on to keep people ALIVE at present, simply because it doesn't meet their IMMEDIATE, unreasonable demand to stop the Earth from tomorrow's imaginary melt-down? How will bankrupting the American energy business, destroying American jobs, and sending WV families into poverty due to job loss and skyrocketing energy bills help to protect the environment? Washington's EPA bureaucrats have no working knowledge regarding environmental concerns, and don't care about American families. It's all about lining their pockets for the short and immediate term.

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idliketoknow

Nov-07-13 1:08 PM

I only wish people understood how easy it is to incur a fine from the DEP. You don't have to spill millions of gallons of oil, or completely drain a stream. Something as simple as muddy runoff from an access road will cost you a fine. Yet the enviromaniacs make it seem like they just killed off an endangered species.

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