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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:24 PM

Interesting program on HBO tonight

It's called "Gasland" and it's about the problems with fracking. A MUST SEE!

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Reply Interesting program on HBO tonight (Original post)
Callmecrazy Dec 2012 OP
Glassunion Dec 2012 #1
Callmecrazy Dec 2012 #2
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #3
benld74 Dec 2012 #4
Callmecrazy Dec 2012 #5
benld74 Dec 2012 #14
CoffeeCat Dec 2012 #11
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2012 #6
Chakab Dec 2012 #8
davidpdx Dec 2012 #7
2naSalit Dec 2012 #12
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #9
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2012 #10
octoberlib Dec 2012 #13

Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:26 PM

1. I've seen it. It definately is a must see.

The sad part is that it just scratches at the surface. Here in PA, the amount of crap we deal with this is absurd.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:49 PM

2. How can anyone not be outraged by this?

Our own leaders allow these companies to be exempt from EPA regulations and to loophole the Clean Water Act to poison people?

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:50 PM

3. Awesome, thank you...

 

I don't know nearly enough about it and I really have to find time to learn.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:55 PM

4. Glad it is being replayed, it is sobering, BUT

in the small towns this is happening in THEY show up and begin their SELL. Jobs, income, expansion etc. People, some at least buy into it, and when they realize what they did to their town, it is too late. State cant touch THEM, no laws exist really. Towns dont have the funding to stop THEM. And it spreads, out to other states and towns.
First rule in fracking seems to be, DONT ALLOW THEM IN THE 1ST PLACE!!!!

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Response to benld74 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:02 PM

5. Agreed. But here's the thing...

You own a big piece of land and you tell the drilling company to shove off. "No problem," they say,"We'll just go to your neighbor's and ask them." The neighbor says sure. Now you live next to a fracking site that is still contaminating your groundwater and soil. It's a lose, lose anyway you look at it.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:26 PM

14. Agreed. This entire fracking is the result of Cheney in W's 1st administration.

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Response to benld74 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:56 PM

11. I saw a PR woman from the gas industry responding to Gasland...

I believe she was on CNN. Her response to people's water catching on fire, when you hold a match
close to the stream of water running from the faucet? Water just does that.

That's their response. It is natural for the tap water that comes out of your faucet to ignite. Her
explanation was that there is always a certain amount of chemicals in the groundwater and yes, your
tap water will ignite on occasion.

Can you believe these people?

They don't even try any more to come up with plausible explanations for their destruction.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:04 PM

6. I think it is on Netflix instant also.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:10 PM

8. Thanks for the heads up about Netlix.

I'm going to check that out when I get a chance.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:05 PM

7. I saw it last year and found it informative

I believe Matt Damon's new movie will be discussing fracking as well.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:33 PM

12. I believe

that Matt Damon's new flick is about how the gas companies dupe landowners into signing away their mineral rights and water rights... how they play the game. Gasland is about what the duped locals discover when they start getting sick and realize they have been lied to and nobody, especially in Cheney's Wyoming, will do anything about it, or not much if anything.

I plan on watching both, Pinedale Wyo isn't that far from where I live. I've been hearing a lot about it for years and there is a buyout of an allotment in the National Forest near Hoback, north of Pinedale that is about $750K short (or $75K) and the deadline is Dec. 31.

We shouldn't have to buy back our public lands from gas cos t keep them from raping pristine wildlands... kind of the general public's version of what the Native Americans are going through to keep their sacred lands from being messed up by these greedy bastards.

Something to think about every time you use a petroleum product.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:19 PM

9. It is a must see! Nt

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:21 PM

10. Glad they are re-airing it.

I think it is from 2010. The sink scene should be enough to wake people up to what they are putting into the ground water.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:42 PM

13. Thanks for the heads up!

We will be dealing with fracking soon in NC.

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