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Response to Fortran (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 08:46 PM

32. Pointing out the fallacy of your argument does not equal "defending gasoline."

1. The majority of Americans do not "live within within 5 miles of 3 'filling' stations." In fact there are only 1100 stations in the entire country and only HALF of those are open to the general public.

2. There is currently only ONE car specifically manufactured to run on natural gas available for purchase (Honda Civic GX) that I know of and it is only available for sale in only two states, CA and NY.

3. Natural gas is still a non-renewable fossile fuel that contributes to greenhouse gasses.

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/10-things-you-should-know-about-natural-gas-vehicles/

As far as your question as to "what the hell is wrong with me" ...

I've seen the price people pay when there is fracking going on quite literally in their back yards. My sick and elderly parents have neighbors who drilled a well right on their property line the minimum distance allowed by PA law from my parents' house. Their house is now worth a fraction of its value before the well was put in. There are frequently fumes so strong that they must stay indoors.

My drinking water is threatened by fracking going on immediately next to the reservoir that serves more than 150,000 people in my county. Fracking waste water has been dumped into local rivers that are also a source of public drinking water.

http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Beaver-Run-Reservoir.htm
http://www.water-contamination-from-shale.com/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-allows-waste-from-fracking-to-be-dumped-into-rivers/

That's my problem. The people who benefit financially from the natural gas boom are never the ones who bear the brunt of the costs.

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