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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:26 AM
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Won't fracking eventually lead to areas that are uninhabitable?
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 07:36 AM by no_hypocrisy
Water wells and underground water supplies that are poisonous?
Methane fumes that sicken inhabitants?
Earthquakes?
Property values that plunge because nobody can live in a house with either or both of those conditions?
Lost tax revenue (municipal, state, sales taxes) from people moving away?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:27 AM
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1. Main issue is likely to be
The water supply which is probably the most important issue of all.
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Drahthaardogs Donating Member (482 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:30 AM
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2. Probably not
Most oil and gas drilling is done in fairly uninhabited areas anyway. See Pinedale Wyoming, Lake Sak North Dakota, Vernal Utah, etc., and most of it is done very deep (3 miles down). When it does cause problems though, it generally makes a damned mess.
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newfie11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:44 AM
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3. There are people living in and around Pinedale.
It is a town. Granted not a large one but hey in this part of the country there aren't many large ones.


Ranchers have wells that water cattle as well as themselves.
http://www.pinedaleonline.com/

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Drahthaardogs Donating Member (482 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 08:18 AM
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8. I lived in Pinedale, but most of the drilling in the Jonah and the Anticline are NOT near
people.
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:12 AM
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9. Bullshit
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 09:13 AM by Champion Jack
They are fracking around lots of people in PA and WV
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:41 AM
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11. Truth: IT ALREADY HAS
Thanks for your post!
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:48 AM
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4. No, same issues can happen with oil drilling just now we're doing 10 times more fracking than even
...5 years ago so we're getting 10 times more reports of screwed up wells
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:48 AM
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5. And this affects the near-term, fracking-profits equation how? /nt
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 07:51 AM
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6. Yes, generally wherever humans spend enough time it becomes uninhabitable...
Just need enough time. Detroit, Love Canal, Planet Earth.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:18 AM
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10. Damn, that is some depressing truth.
My husband & I recently had a discussion about two conflicting attitudes that a lot of anti-science people (repubs) have. First, they believe that we (humans) create our own reality & that we can act outside of nature & shape it the way we want. However, their argument against human activity causing global warming is that Earth is so big that our actions simply can't have an impact on it.

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

I don't know how you even reach a brain that opeates like this. :wtf:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 12:00 PM
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12. yep...I remember a National Geographic commentary: humans are an exterminator
species.

That was sad to see that and know it's true.

Homo Sapiens? Feh. More like Homo Letalis
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 08:01 AM
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7. Yes, but ...
... aren't the short-term profits to the natural gas companies more important?

:sarcasm:
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