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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:58 AM

Two more new reports confirm fracking dangerous, nobody in power cares.

A new report on shale resources and hydraulic fracturing from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress—concludes that fracking poses serious risks to health and the environment. The report, which reviewed studies from state agencies overseeing fracking as well as scientific reports, found that the extent of the risks has not yet been fully quantified and that there are many unanswered questions and a lack of scientific data.

Major reports and studies were also released in Europe the past two months, all of which came to the conclusion that fracking poses serious risks to water, public health, and the environment, and that additional scientific study is necessary. Meanwhile, in NY hundreds2 of doctors, scientists, and medical organizations have renewed calls for an independent, comprehensive health impact assessment and additional scientific research.

“The big-money gas industry is at it again,” said John Armstrong of Frack Action on behalf of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a broad coalition of New Yorkers opposed to fracking. “Rather than allow a comprehensive independent health assessment that can study the dangers fracking poses to our water and health, they just want to frack as quickly as possible and take their profits back to Texas.”

Given the conclusions from the broad NY, U.S., and world-wide scientific and medical community that fracking poses serious public health and environmental risks and needs further scientific study, the gas industry and the Joint Landowners Coalition’s rush to frack is dangerously reckless and irresponsible.
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complete piece: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-is-reckless/

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limpyhobbler Oct 2012 OP
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #1
goclark Oct 2012 #2
grntuscarora Oct 2012 #3
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #4

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:05 AM

1. No one pays attention until they start to experience tremors in their neighborhood.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:38 AM

2. Or experience first hand when the Foundation


of the house is in dangerous condition -- I am out so many $$$$$'s so far to reinforce my house.

In our neighborhood, it's not tremors - we have Earthquakes all the time and NOTHING like this has ever happened.

It's happening all over Los Angeles. I went to Century City (near Beverlly Hills) Millions of $$'s and they have problems too.


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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:53 PM

3. Since PA has an estimated 200,000 abandoned wells,

with only about 4% identified, http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2012/10/10/perilous-pathways-behind-the-staggering-number-of-abandoned-wells-in-pennsylvania/ the section of the GAO report that says “Underground migration can occur as a result of ... abandoned wells" is, as a PA resident, um, cause for concern.

You are so right--- the ptb don't care.


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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:21 PM

4. Unfortunately,

Obama supports fracking. (When done right) Yeah right. Just like the Gulf. How many years have we been drilling for oil offshore and still don't DEMAND the oil companies to be able to clean up their messes ASAP, or to take responsibility. And not allow them to make TV ads and bullshit their way on how they've done so much to help the Gulf.

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