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teafortwo

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:31:57 AM

An internal party disagreement over fracking is bubbling up and pitting the Pennsylvania Democratic state committee against many of its own elected officials..

Battle lines were drawn in June when the state committee passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on fracking until health and environmental concerns in the state are more clearly addressed...

..“We will continue to hear input from all sides,” Burn said in the statement. “One thing is for certain, these actions are a direct result of Gov. Tom Corbett looking out for his donors instead of the people of Pennsylvania.

..“But all those [Democrat] positions are more reasonable than 'Hey, come take our gas and by the way, we don't care if you don't clean things up,' which has pretty much been the Republican take on this,” he added.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:52:45 AM

As it should be
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:48:52 AM

Let's face it, fracking is a dangerous business!
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:48:02 PM

From the article: "One thing is for certain, these actions are a direct result of Gov. Tom Corbett looking out for his donors instead of the people of Pennsylvania."

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Truer words have never been spoken.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:56:15 PM


It's good to know that there are some politicians looking after the health and well-being of citizens.
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postcard9
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:34:31 AM

Career hacks in charge of policy.
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:17:10 AM

>>"
Well said abk from Utah.

Your comment bears repeating:

"The sad thing is that the battle lines are not determined by whether fracking is good or bad, but by what group is donating money to the individual's campaign... "<<

Yep, because the science has already shown no problems with fracking and these liberal Demoncrats are now looking for more payola!
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:13:19 AM

Those in the southeast that oppose fracking don't see any economic benefit to themselves while those in the gas producing regions see a large economic benefits for those regions. Mr. Burn rails against the Republican governor for supporting fracking and, by association, is doing the same against the Democrats in the gas producing regions that support fracking, too. Mr. Burn may sink any hope the Democrats have in taking the governorship in the next election.
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:47:59 AM

Battle in legislature concerning water users and natural gas companies.
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taxed2death
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:43:41 AM

we pay them to throw a wrench in the gears.
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Peachy1
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:08:25 AM

Nothing less could be expected from this bunch!
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fish4fun2013
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:33:01 AM

Any thing that makes sense they are against.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:19:38 AM

Don't accept any risks. That's their motto.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:17:52 AM

Lets play spot the subject of many presidential campaigns for 2016
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:14:12 AM

So little is known about the "actual" effects of Fracking and this has splintered many groups, even the lib dems.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:56:06 AM

Got nothing better to argue about
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:54:42 AM

Wow, a lot of fracking articles today!
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packards42
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:54:06 AM

Anything to stall crude production, I bet the Whit House Administration has hand in this somewhere
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:53:43 AM

silly
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335d1
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:49:02 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:48:43 AM

Interesting.
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:34:01 AM

Not a fan of fracking.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:30:38 AM

Hmmm....Democrats fighting between revenue and the environment....this should get interesting...
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:27:27 AM

every one loves a good fracking fight, especially when
the politicians get involved
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:17:58 AM

Someone among the politicians did not get enough oil company monies and is upset.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:11:25 AM

Politicians always react after the damage. Any way, the money oil companies will convince them that they have done nothing.
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:59:02 AM

Oh good, politicians are getting involved, now nothing will happen officially.....
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:58:59 AM

Go.
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epf
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:42:45 AM

Stop the fracking
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:34:43 AM

Stop fracking
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:32:54 AM

Let'em fight.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:32:42 AM

most excellent comment TheZebra
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danny999
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:32:09 AM

DUMBOCRATS can't even get along with each other.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:29:09 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:23:52 AM

Steveshonda > Well put.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:25:41 AM


I do not understand why our elected officials have corporate sponsors ....

It warms my heart to see how dedicated our politicians are to keeping their corporate sponsors happy :0|
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BEngr
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:41:04 AM

Well whoever thought that the Democrats would blindly follow Obama down a path (his view) of the direction our country is headed in, had better think again. Obama doesn't have a national energy policy which is obvious, and maybe one of the factors why four years later our economy is still creeping along at a slow pace.
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Steveshonda
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:18:05 AM

I wasn't aware that Democrats were reasonable. When did this happen?
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:12:56 AM

"Battle lines were drawn in June when the state committee passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on fracking until health and environmental concerns in the state are more clearly addressed..."

i.e. until heaven boils over.

"Well, hopefully, in PA and elsewhere, the practical and reasonable Democrats will prevail when it comes to fracking..."

The party that nominated The Won(II) has practical, reasonable members?Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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2b0b
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:11:24 AM

Hope the Dems in PA join those in NY in shutting down drilling operations and sending the oil producers packing. They can always go back to mining and burning coal and try to reinvigorate the rust belt.
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R209
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:09:16 AM

Not the best game plan.
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ostrichNV
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:09:12 AM

Well, hopefully, in PA and elsewhere, the practical and reasonable Democrats will prevail when it comes to fracking...
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divebomber
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:06:00 AM

SHOULD HAPPEN, BUT WON'T!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:03:31 AM

good luck
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quasar502
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:03:05 AM

This fracking has to be done right or we will be in deep doo doo.
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alp
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:02:33 AM

When the gas companies have to buy out people whose homes have been made unlivable, and only do so on the condition that the settlements are kept under wraps, you have a good chance something is rotten...
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:01:09 AM

ok
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Oh great. Fox lies is bad enough. But now you're posting "opinion" from the tea party?

I really hope the voters wake up in 2014 and kick the tea party anarchists out of office.
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If politics enter prices go up.
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When dems are trying to destroy each other don't try to stop them. Root for both sides.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:56:28 AM


Well said abk from Utah.

Your comment bears repeating:

"The sad thing is that the battle lines are not determined by whether fracking is good or bad, but by what group is donating money to the individual's campaign... "
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