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teafortwo

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:09:44 AM

Despite a lack of studies supporting their claims, some people living near oil and natural gas wells in Northern Colorado say the practice of hydraulic fracturing has caused them health problems.

Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall says their newsroom is receiving anecdotal reports from people who live near wells. People in Erie and other regions where drilling has expanded in recent years are complaining of a range of issues including headaches, nosebleeds, stomach pain and nausea.

Public health experts say more studies are needed to determine if there is a link between drilling and health. Researchers with the Colorado School of Public Health have suggested future studies focus on health effects from air pollution associated with drilling.

The Colorado Oil a
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 11:41:54 PM

facts wont matter in this argument.. they just want to drill at all cost so they can spend ten cents less on gas...
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 11:25:03 PM


OHMS is right! Good one!
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:29:40 PM

another great post T42; keep them coming
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:25:51 PM


Teafortwo...I think I accidentally duped this article. Mea Cupla! GB gave me NO indication I had done so.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:39:16 PM


When has the drilling industry ever been a 'good neighbor'? When they move in and take over use of your property by eminent domain, take your kids and either fight them off with your automatic weapon or run like hell! Get as far away as possible from their toxic mix of bad air, contaminated water, and poisonous wastewater that is never cleaned up.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:14:37 PM


Imagine that... pumping highly toxic chemicals into areas near drinking water sources will cause many health problems with those who live in these areas. Who could have seen that coming?
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:50:07 PM


Water is essential to life.

bar1035?

Your industry coaxed "bait & switch" attempt? All too transparent.

Football? Playing football? OPTIONAL sport.

Water? Need to drink water to sustain life? ESSENTIAL.
There are NO substitutes for water.

Water?

Hold the heavy metals
Hold the industrial waste
Hold the radioactive backflow
Hold the toxic fracking chemicals, especially the "trade secret" fracking chemicals.
Make mine neat. Straight up. Hold the ice. Pure clean water, thank you.

Basic physiology. Water is essential to life.

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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:01:26 AM

I think it is not at all clear how safe fracking is. But it is not surprising that the oil companies attribute it to "hysteria". That's a nice way of just avoiding the question. But it seems that there are a lot of reports about health issues, water issues, etc. all over the country. Where there is smoke, there is probably fire.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:32:26 AM

Football players say playing football gives them brain disease yet football is still legal

EZExit has way too much common sense. He/She should be forced to share for the good of the village.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:25:28 AM

It's hard to know who's right and who has a valid claim for/against fracking.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:19:20 AM

Interesting GB poll this week. Seems that most GB members are not sure if fracking is safe.

I agree, more research is necessary.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:00:47 AM

There is definitely a connection.
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moneyfornothing
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:16:42 AM

Hydraulic fracturing makes billions of gallons of our drinking water undrinkable each day by the additon of toxic cancer causing chemicals. I have read that it's virtually impossible to make that water drinkable again.
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:12:54 AM

Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;

The eternal years of God are hers;

But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,

And dies among his worshippers.

- - - - William Cullen Bryant. 1794–1878
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:54:46 AM

Frack n save!!
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:47:35 AM

Fracking enterprises do not care about health, they are locking only to make cash.
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skippypa
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:25:44 AM

Need to drill hard and deep
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:50:16 AM

It's the water.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:48:40 AM

Well, what do you think? Crude is toxic
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:48:25 AM

good research needs to be done and honestly analysed and debated once the REAL FACTS are known ............................... ....................
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:50:39 AM

This is Love Canal, asbestos and "harmless" lead paint all over again.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:38:50 AM


I still wonder what planet these greed driven thugs are planning to move to after they have trashed this one?
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comprof
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:32:15 AM

Sue, sue, sue.
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Ltdc
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:18:38 AM

Wouldn't be surprised if some money made them feel better.
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whatif81
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:52:19 AM

hmm
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:30:59 AM

good luck with that
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:18:15 AM


They should not have the right to inject toxic materials into the ground, risking contamination of groundwater. Water, sand, and perhaps a spot of detergent ought to do the job. We cannot afford to risk our fresh water supply. Oil is nice but water is essential.
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:18:12 AM

Who says that a "study" is needed for people to know when their own health is affected???

We know for a fact that breathing in natural gas does cause headaches.

Much (if not all) of this fracking is taking place without due consideration of people's health or groundwater contamination.

There is a price tag on capitalism. Perhaps those who stand to profit don't care. But they should. What's the old adage? "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."

What impact will all of this have on gas prices?
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dcoxdcox44
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:17:39 AM

I'm sure there was once NO link between illness and all kinds of things being dumped in the rivers like sewage, factory chemicals, etc.

If only Faux News would have existed back then...
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ramshot412
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:16:04 AM

Okay.
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kcboy
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:15:07 AM

ok
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DonnyV101
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:43 AM


OK











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billbillON
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:42 AM

wow
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timesaverinc
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:33 AM

15 years from now we will know if it is harmful,lets hope it's not to late
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billbillON
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:31 AM

ok
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billbillON
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:22 AM

ok
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billbillON
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:09 AM

ok
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Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:49 AM

time will tell
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pinofl
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:48 AM

too bad
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:35 AM

After seeing a documentary about it, I am torn.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:05 AM

The NIMBY'S are at it again.
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Bill100
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:10:39 AM

Getting some people ready for political posturing.
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:10:35 AM

ROFL!

<<<" Despite a lack of studies supporting their claims, some people living near oil and natural gas wells in Northern Colorado say the practice of hydraulic fracturing has caused them health problems.">>>

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As illness is an inherent part of being human, you could make any argument you want about anything...

"Despite a lack of studies supporting their claims, some people that have coffee tables in Kalamazoo Michigan say the practice of owning a coffee table has caused health problems."

If you take any sample of any population, some will be sick, some will be nearsighted, some will be pregnant, some will be bald, etc., etc., etc. I find these "sky is falling" articles to be amusing, they all share the same characteristics, categorical assumption of traits, planting programmed thoughts for uneducated readers to develop the same bias the publication has already assumed WITHOUT any proper substantiation or due diligence of any of their alleged facts. I remember when news organizations strived for excellence in simply reporting the news as it was, and left editorial comment for editorials.

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tml721
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:08:13 AM

THERE IS NO TRUE LINK TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS.
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silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:06:55 AM

They will have to buy water over the counter from now on.
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TBONE3
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:06:45 AM

Yer right Lizzylou!!!!!
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:04:42 AM

Ban fracking.
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Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:02:33 AM

I am not sold on this fracking thing.. think it is not good for water supplies etc.. can't drink fracking fluid.. and there is no substitute for clean drinking water..
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Gary65
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:00:11 AM

I do not believe that Fracking should be alowed.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:52:21 AM

Reading these posts better than reading the article!!!
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