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1fuelish1

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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 4:18:28 PM

What's this? Business friendly Republicans blocking a business venture?

RALEIGH — A state House committee rejected an effort to lift the state’s fracking moratorium in a backlash against an aggressive push in the state Senate to promote shale gas exploration in North Carolina.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/05/2941050/nc-house-panel-keeps-fracking.html#storylink=cpy
Visit Raleigh News & Observer for full article
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:54:02 PM

I reckon not teenitup but that's because there are none.

Interesting side note here, letemeatcake said "Most of us know that NC votes conservative a good portion of the time."

Yet a news story today tells a different story: "RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - A conservative shift by North Carolina's first Republican-led government in more than a century is drawing weekly protests to the state capital of Raleigh, but some lawmakers are defiantly standing their ground."

Interesting no?
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[Edited by: drpepperTX at 6/18/2013 5:56:44 PM EST]
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 10:02:52 AM

I guess no one can answer my query below.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:22:13 AM


Interesting link 1fuelish1. Good reading.

I have found that regardless of how many Dems and Rep are registered in a Southern state. NC still votes on the Conservative side most of the time. I believe they voted Romney in the last election.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 11:57:51 PM

Interestingly, North Carolina Voter Registration as of 06/08/2013: Democratic: 2,764,322 Republican: 1,984,251

So we have delight that hydraulic fracturing is being put needlessly on hold over something that has never happened yet we know wind turbines cause illness to humans, maim and kill birds, are costly and inefficient, chop up habitat, and are an eyesore on thousands of thousands of acres of pristine landscape but not a word to slow this environmental and ecological disaster of wind energy down or investigate the safety?

The Truth, not hypocrisy, shall set you free!!!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 11:26:24 PM


Most of us know that NC votes conservative a good portion of the time.

It delights me when they actually taking a liberal stance on fracking. Really whether to frack or not to frack isn't a totally political issue. Most people can figure out how important their drinking water is to their futures.

Not wanting to take a chance on pollution is the prudent thing to do. Profit and investment is not on the top of their lists. Thank Gawd for intelligence!

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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 10:48:05 AM

Where and when has water sources been contaminated from fracking???
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 11:36:08 PM

You always knew it would be tough in a heavily democrat state like NC.

But as the article goes on..."However, the bill says that drillers can get their operating permits approved before fracking is legalized. They would be able to begin drilling, with permits in hand, as soon as the legislature votes to end the moratorium.

Newton told the House committee members the state should do what it can to help the oil-and-gas industry, which will risk millions of dollars in exploring the state’s energy potential.

“North Carolina needs the jobs and America needs the energy,” Newton said. “What we want is the jobs and the investment, and we want them sooner rather than later.”...hydraulic fracturing will soon begin.

It appears the main holdup is treatment/disposal, which will get worked out. The truth is there's little threat to clean water. And we all eventually learn that....
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 10:53:28 PM


Agree PDQ....someone has finally decided that clean water is more important than Oil.
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 11:47:21 PM

OK
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 3:41:23 PM


It would appear that even the NC GOP is concerned about the voter backlash from the contamination of water from fracking. Smart move.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 8:32:26 PM

Just a delay. It will come back soon.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 6:37:13 PM

OK,
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 6:34:35 PM

Hmm
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 6:12:21 PM

From the article -

"At least 14 county and town governments, along with the U.S. Marine Corps., have adopted resolutions or position papers opposing deep-well injection as a threat to the region’s underground drinking water."

USMC already has the X in the block for contaminated water.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 5:57:27 PM

Hard to believe--some Republicans with sense! May their tribe increase--at least within the Grand Obstructionist Party.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 5:23:56 PM

Wise decision not to allow the injection of contaminated waste water back into the ground
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 5:07:30 PM


Sounds like more industry bait and switch to me.

On this one, it really helps to read the article.

Thanks for sharing 1fuelish1.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 4:23:13 PM

sounds to me like a kindergarten spat
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