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 Post subject: Vote "NO" on fracking
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:38 pm 
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http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/11/white_house_could_cast_decisive_vote

All of western New York state is in line to be pillaged by energy companies for fracking if they get their way. The time to stop them is yesterday, but at least work at it today. Please contact the White House and tell them to vote "NO" on fracking.

What happened to that candidate for President that promised clean, nonpolluting energy? Natural gas is polluting everything and possibly causing earthquakes as well. We need water more than we need this kind of energy.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote "NO" on fracking
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:14 pm 
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We are in the grips of the Koch Brothers and their henchmen, Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Money, Big Profits, Big Idiots...and they have a death hold on the politicians, who don't even try to break it. What do they care what they do to the environment as they reap their obscene profits? After all,l when it affects them, they'll be long dead. So will we....only sooner. :evil:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Seismologists: Fracking Linked to 11 Ohio Earthquakes Since March Seismologists believe a pair of earthquakes that rocked Ohio recently may have been the result of the controversial natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook the city of Youngstown Saturday, one week after another quake shook a nearly identical location. Both sites are at the bottom of a 9,200-foot-deep disposal well where waste from fracking had been injected under pressure. The quakes were the 10th and 11th to occur near the well since March. Links between fracking sites and earthquakes have also been noted in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and Oklahoma.


But then, there is money to be made. What could possibly be more important?

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http://www.democracynow.org/2012/2/2/obamas_support_for_natural_gas_drilling

This is bone chilling.

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Here is John Fenton being interviewed in the link dori gave above:

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JOHN FENTON: Yes, that’s [inaudible]. Within just 350 feet of our home, we have eight to 10 of them. On the whole farm, we have 24 gas wells. When industry first moved in here in the middle ’90s and started really filling this field in, we were assured over and over that these processes were safe, that we had nothing to worry about. And, you know, a lot of people around here, quite frankly, have a pro-industry view and wanted the gas to be extracted.


My question for Mr. Fenton would be how did the energy industry get the right to put those wells on his property in the first place? Did he sign a land-use lease with them and is he compensated for the use of his land? Does he get a royalty when natural gas is found and extracted from his property? Seems to me, and I could be wrong, but if he and others like him had not agreed to the use of their land in this way, there would not be a problem now. The same goes for other places where fracking is being utilized. If the land is privately owned, the owners have to sign agreements, correct?....and then they really can't bitch too much, can they, if all they see are dollars and immediate gratification before they read the fine print, if it's there at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote "NO" on fracking
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There was probably nothing in the fine print. After all, the Bush Administration gave gas companies free range--no requirements to tell anyone anything. And I don't think they were monitered either.

There has been talk about some places where mineral rights belong to the state. Tough luck if you happen to be harmed by the companies.

Here the Farm Bureau has talked big time about the wonders and profits to farmers from gas exploration. You know how the idea of profits sets people off drooling. And the local newspaper has run editorials about how wonderful fracking is and the sooner it gets started the better off the area will be. People don't bother to look into facts, they are easily led. All R all the time you know.

We have a few people fighting it, but they are outnumbered and greatly outspent. I am doing what I can, but have little time to work on it.

That editorial said pipelines never leak. And people believe it.

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