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xgojim
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:28:36 PM

U.S. oil production exceeded 7 million barrels a day for the first time since March 1993 as improved drilling techniques boosted exploration across the country and reinforced a shift toward energy independence. The Energy Department reported today that weekly average output rose to 7.002 million barrels a day in the week ended Jan. 4, a 1.16 million-barrel increase from the same week last year. The country met 83 percent of its energy needs in the first nine months of 2012, on pace to be the highest annual rate since 1991, department data show. Production grew by the fastest pace in U.S. history last year and will accelerate in 2013 as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, unlocks crude trapped in formations such as North Dakota’s Bakken shale...
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:28:11 PM

LMAO...somebody here has made a terrible mistake...Pop, I was addressing SVmike. Why are you speaking for someone who doesn't care enough to speak for themselves? Tell the truth now, Are you his Daddy?

[Edited by: LetemEatCake at 1/12/2013 10:28:48 PM EST]
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:56:44 PM

LOL, I sure hope you bought that ocean front property cheap Cakes!

Turns out SVmike is essentially correct.

The best evidence you may ask?

The EPA has announced an eight month extension to September 30, 2013 for the public comment period of the draft research report titled, “Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming.”

Their claim for doing this is that "During this time EPA will continue its public outreach activities including meeting with key stakeholders and posting additional technical information on the agency’s website. This extension will allow the public additional opportunity to comment on EPA’s draft report and the latest round of sampling conducted by EPA and USGS. The Agency will take into account new data, further stakeholder input, and public comment as it continues to review the status of the Pavillion investigation and considers options for moving forward."

The EPA has been defensive about the Pavillion report for a while but this announcement shows they are really running scared. They are obviously delaying the start of the peer-review process, which is not going to be pretty for the EPA. More and more federal agencies, including the USGS are criticizing the EPA’s work in Pavillion than defending it, and the evidence that the agency’s poorly drilled monitoring wells tainted the very groundwater it was trying to sample is mounting. The EPA could simply admit its mistakes and withdraw the report, saving the taxpayers money. That would be the responsible thing to do but the EPA’s just going keep running from its mistakes for another eight months rather than let on to their witch hunts.

The EPA could learn as well from this that.........

The truth shall set you free!

LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:46:03 PM


If you really believe that SVmike, I have some Ocean Front property I can give you a good deal on in OK!
NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:31:44 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, xgojim.
SVmike
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:58:17 PM

When the EPA investigated claims of ground water contamination they initially found fracking chemicals. But side-by-side drilling and testing by the USGS did not show the problem. It turns out the EPA lab contaminated their own samples
endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:24:26 PM

So what if our drinking water gets poisoned for a few centuries...we created a few low-wage jobs, can claim we are better off, and a few of us made lots of money!!!
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:34:45 PM

We also must keep a very careful watch on the unintended impacts like polluting ground water.
DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:17:10 PM

Drill baby drill !, Frack baby frack !
wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 6:14:05 PM

Fracking genius - highest oil production in 20 years.

Or.

Fracking idiot - highest ground water pollution in 20 years.

Pick your poison.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 6:12:50 PM

US Fracking is shaking many countries.
cdrrod
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:58:35 PM

Also pushes groundwater pollution to it's highest in 20 years...
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:53:33 PM

after 50 years of fracking, now the eco nutz come to life
beck12j
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:50:37 PM

scary
whatif81
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:34:48 PM

ok
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 4:38:08 PM

In the mean time the water is being contaminated but maybe we can drink oil.
tnfran
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 4:15:23 PM

Bringing more crude from the USA to the USA will help the stagnant economy some but ..........
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:52:22 PM

Fracking scares me.

Bonjour de Lyon (hello from Lyon, France).
BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:30:22 PM

Fracking fabulous
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:21:23 PM

I bet this makes the fracking libs mad.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:16:07 PM

News like this only drives those against hydraulic fracturing further into fear and paranoia mode.
OHMS
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:14:42 PM

push, pull or drag
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:10:39 PM

Just the tip of the iceberg
xgojim
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:35:18 PM

North Dakota is the new boom state and will never be the same! No doubt every last ounce of oil was counted to raise the total over 7 million barrels a day. It seems like all this great news has come from nowhere just a year or so ago.
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