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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:13 PM

Fracking in Ohio: Fracking facts conveniently left out of the discussion

Published: Sunday, December 09, 2012, 3:59 AM

First, fracking is extravagantly wasteful of water, and once water is used for fracking it is useless for any other purpose. Clean, potable water is more important than natural gas as a human necessity and a driver of the economy.

Second, if fracking is so benign, then why have the legislatures of Pennsylvania and Ohio enacted gag orders banning medical personnel from discussing with patients whether or not their illnesses may be related to fracking?

Third, the growth of the fracking industry has led to a full frontal assault on the rights of local communities to regulate fracking in their jurisdictions, removing a fundamental democratic right of the citizens of those communities.

Finally, how can regulators be trusted when they are in business with the frackers? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources gets revenue from drilling permits. So whom is it going to protect?

http://blog.cleveland.com/letters/2012/12/fracking_in_ohio_fracking_fact.html

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niyad Dec 2012 #1
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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

1. We are going through the fracking debate in this oh-so-red county, and the city council cannot

be bothered with any of the science--all we hear about is how it will create jobs and help the economy. they do not even bother to address the issue of water (we have none, since this is an alpine desert).

this is beyond a life-threatening obscenity.

I love this--the state won't sue longmont for its fracking ban, but will support any company that does:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22146558/hickenlooper-state-wont-sue-longmont-over-fracking-ban

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:52 PM

2. They're screwing over the rural areas, so that they can sell the gas overseas

And they called this prosperity, how's that going to help us when we run out of fresh water?

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

3. Ohio PIRG should go after this, but I couldn't find their position. OTOH, warning: pic of GOP:



That Joe the Plumber got any votes is disheartening. The kind of ignorance and dishonesty he represents is dangerous. Someone is Ohio is making money from fracking and they are the ones that need convincing.

Joe's platform against 'Obama's wealth redistribution' probably means some residents don't want federal money for infrastructure or more useful industries, but they are suffering from recession.

I"ve seen a few videos of Ohio students trying to get their voices heard, unsuccessfully Here's the latest one I found on RT with a NY activist against fracking.

Ohio governor paid by Koch Brothers to commence Fracking



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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. WHO LIVES IN THE RURAL AREAS?

 

In most states the rural areas are primarily where the GOP members live. If their land is polluted for profit then these people may wake up and become liberal concerning their property rights. I see the dollars buying these people's land and then the pollution changing these people's political thinking.

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

5. .

POISON

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