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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:29 PM

Republican Groups Tell Obama To Back Off Fracking Rules

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) along with the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) sent a letter to President Obama today , telling him that the federal government should abandon a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to create more transparency for natural gas fracking operations.

The proposal that the RGA and RAGA are referring to was first pitched earlier this year, and would require fracking companies who operate on federal or Native American lands to disclose the chemicals used in the fracking process. A loophole in the proposal allows companies to disclose after the fracking process has already begun, meaning that there are no requirements for disclosure prior to drilling.

But even such lax standards are too much for the dirty energy industry’s friends, and they believe that the federal government is overstepping its bounds on the matter.
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The letter to Obama is signed by two people – Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt. Jindal has taken in more than $300,000 from the oil and gas industry, and Pruitt (mostly from his tenure in the OK State Senate) has taken in a little over $7,000. And those two are just the current mouthpieces.
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via http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/12/17/republican-groups-tell-federal-government-back-fracking-rules

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Reply Republican Groups Tell Obama To Back Off Fracking Rules (Original post)
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 OP
patrice Dec 2012 #1
williesgirl Dec 2012 #2
Brigid Dec 2012 #3
NEOBuckeye Dec 2012 #4
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #5
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #8
blkmusclmachine Dec 2012 #6
Tutonic Dec 2012 #10
ROBROX Dec 2012 #7
midnight Dec 2012 #9
jsr Dec 2012 #11
davidpdx Dec 2012 #12

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:36 PM

1. FUCK THAT!!! The rate of increase in SS benefits might be slowed!!



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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:39 PM

2. I hope all these fuckers drink water from an area polluted by fracking.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:52 PM

3. Dear Repugs:

Fuck off.

Sincerely,
Brigid

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:02 PM

4. Republicans: Environmental Degradation and Toxified Aquifers...

...should never, ever stand in the way of profiteering, especially if by Big Oil and Gas.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:10 PM

5. Prediction:

Obama will back off

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:50 PM

8. LOL That would be expected.

We'll have to stay tuned to see what happens.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. Who is this Obama you speak of ?

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

10. Sasha? Malia? Bo? Jimmie?

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:42 PM

7. SCREW THE FRACKING BASTARDS

 

The process of reporting chemicals used in work process is part of OSHA and EPA. These criminals break the law until they are legally questioned about RAPEING THE LAND.

Those evil GOP people require REGULATIONS to prevent the criminals from doing harm to the public.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:04 PM

9. I hope he does not make concessions on this...

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:53 AM

11. The president will be the sensible adult

Who could argue with such a sensible request?

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:23 AM

12. Someone needs to fill a bottle of water from a community that has experienced fracking

and send one to each asking for a picture of them drinking it.

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