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The_DR

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:29:23 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:33:21 PM


In the southwest, water is a very valuable commodity. Without it, no farms, no families, no life. Fracking means to take the water and thus the life away for their own profit.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:36:17 PM

No surprises - fracking only benefits a few at the expense of the public.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:14:22 AM

Its only going to get worse.

[Edited by: jrs4125 at 6/18/2013 7:14:47 AM EST]
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:39:38 PM

So...pollution does not just go away like the oil companies said it would?
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markcayer
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:39:55 PM

To get a good report on what fracking is see:
www[dot]cbc[dot]ca/natureofthings/episode/shattered-ground[dot]html

This is some scary stuff no matter where it is being done.


[Edited by: markcayer at 6/17/2013 1:42:10 PM EST]
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:20:03 PM

Potable water for human and animal use first, fracking never.

Seven billion people and growing, soon there might not be enough drinking water for both humans and animals.
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:58:45 PM

this fight was bound to happen
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:44:13 AM

Do not pollute people's water.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:59:59 AM

Draught is bad in Texas and it don't matter how much oil we have it cant replace water, well it could if you are prepared to pay for DE saltation water.
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mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:55:08 AM

The Colorado river will never reach the ocean again.
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:57:43 AM

They should stop if there is a drought.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:55:04 AM

One more reason to go to EV's
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Ltdc
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:49:07 AM

What are we doing to ourselves?
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:38:47 AM

As it should, and don't forget all the groundwater pollution... You can't drink polluted water!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:36:47 AM

i foresee mile long water trains in their future
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screwoilco
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:36:24 AM

only going to get worse
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