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wschmrdr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:10:22 PM

After a 16-month investigation, state regulators Monday said that natural gas fracking, contrary to highly publicized claims, isn’t to blame for high methane levels in three families’ drinking water in a northern Pennsylvania town.

For fracking proponents, it was another piece of good news. The oil and gas industry still was unwrapping the federal government’s acknowledgment that fracking isn’t nearly as harmful to the environment as it previously claimed. By dramatically lowering its methane emissions estimates from natural gas drilling sites, the Environmental Protection Agency has made it much more difficult to argue that the fracking boom is accelerating climate change.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/29/pa-environment-agency-debunks-fracking-water-claim/#ixzz
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lesndave
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 10:04:52 PM

Ok
MAC48
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 5:58:53 PM

As usual the rabid environmental worshippers debunk the EPA's acknowledgment that natural gas production by traditional or hydraulic fracturing technologies releases much less methane into the atmosphere as the previous EPA estimate guessed. This is another chink in the environmental movements position that the current period of climate warming we are experiencing is a direct result of mans activities.

So much for the "settled science" argument that the European and US environmental activist were beating the drum for during the last three UN symposiums on climate change.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 11:17:48 AM


Oh yes, the Rev Mooney's paper. Interesting wording: "that fracking isn’t nearly as harmful to the environment as it previously claimed." Meaning that frackin IS harmful. Thanks for the validation.
sks1586
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 3:13:57 AM

IMHO Best article information is in the following words: After a 16-month investigation, state regulators Monday said that natural gas fracking, contrary to highly publicized claims, isn’t to blame for high methane levels in three families’ drinking water in a northern Pennsylvania town.
For fracking proponents, it was another piece of good news. The oil and gas industry still was unwrapping the federal government’s acknowledgment that fracking isn’t nearly as harmful to the environment as it previously claimed. By dramatically lowering its methane emissions estimates from natural gas drilling sites, the Environmental Protection Agency has made it much more difficult to argue that the fracking boom is accelerating climate change.
The state’s Department of Environmental Protection now says there is no evidence to connect natural gas drilling with high levels of methane in private water wells in the small town, which sits within the Marcellus Shale region, one of the largest known natural gas deposits in the world and exhibit A of how fracking is transforming the American energy landscape.
Methane is the main component of natural gas and is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas in the U.S. Like any other carbon-based fuel, methane will release carbon dioxide into the air when burned, but raw methane leaked directly into the atmosphere is, on a per-ton basis, a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Beyond the science-speak, the agency’s numbers mean that fracking isn’t driving climate change to the degree some critics had suggested. Industry analysts also predict that methane emissions from fracking sites will decrease over the years as oil and gas companies implement better technologies. They point out that since methane is the actual product being sold, unlike sludge or waste pollution, energy companies have every economic incentive to have as little leak as possible.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:23:25 PM


Is this the same study that proved the Earth is flat?
montpelier28
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:13:55 PM

there is natural methane, that dosent' make fracking good.
BurtB
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:55:18 PM

and yet, the lefties who treat this issue as on with a religious conviction (it is not about proof but an article of faith that Fracking is bad) will continue to oppose any Fracking, anywhere in the USA.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:50:35 PM

watch and see.
rich13251
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:59:29 PM

Sounds good, drill on.
mike56MI
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:09:10 PM

OK
bruin19MD
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 2:44:58 PM

good article, i guess
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 2:14:18 PM

It's like pulling boars' teeth, but the facts do, eventually come out.

Liberals are especially resistant, unfortunately. They're still wedded to the anthropogenic global warming myth. Perhaps the growing data that (1) CO2 does not cause global warming, but is a phenomenon that FOLLOWS higher climate temperatures, (2) natural gas is cleaner and cheaper than coal, and (3) it leads us to more jobs and energy independence will sway them.

Unfortunately, for eco-idealogues, it's often, "Please don't confuse me with the facts. My mind is already made up."
djwhit
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 2:08:05 PM

SOUNDS GREAT.........
IronMyShirt
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:56:32 PM

Well if the federal government and the EPA came to this conclusion, then this should be published in the mainstream press and not just the Washington Times. If they'll publish it, that is.
paulweb
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:46:13 PM

Very little coming from all news sources is 'true'. Most everything is biased either by commission or omission.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:35:54 PM

Turn coats
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:19:41 PM

Can we believe them?Today I am praying for justice for the 4 year old rape victim in India.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:17:58 PM

that's good news.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:10:27 PM

not surprising - the EPA has been saying this for a long time. The question is if the claim is really true.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:01:20 PM

Well, that's good news.
humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:56:57 PM

will wonders never cease
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:51:33 PM

No room for facts in Greenie fanaticism.
MadFueler
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:46:42 PM

No Zuegma, but it will be fun to watch the EPA and radical environmentalists squabble among themselves.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:41:22 PM

That won't stop the Sierra Club 'et alia' from making its claims of the contrary.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:20:12 PM

You always have to wonder if anything coming from our news media is true. Especially if it comes from CNN.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:14:20 PM

"The Washington Times" is like watching Fox News .... never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
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