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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:55:07 AM

A bill aimed at temporarily banning a natural gas drilling technique that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground is making its way through the State House.

The Legislature's Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has approved a bill that would create a 10-year moratorium on the technique, called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Although the state isn't seen as a rich source of shale gas, there could be limited deposits in western Massachusetts.

Environmental activists argue that fracking can lead to water contamination, illness and damaged rural landscapes. They say the potential problem is heightened in Massachusetts by the fact that many communities in the Pioneer Valley rely on groundwater as their sole source of drinking water.

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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:22:03 AM

Of all the states that could benefit from cheaper heating....go figure.
Rich1430
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:39:01 AM

The typical lies of a Liberal Government.
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:21:46 AM

Don't think there is any gas/oil production in MA at all, so another meaningless law to clog the lawbooks and waste time rather than legislators doing what they should be doing.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:15:21 AM

Sure deny those in western Mass their Right to the Pursuit of Happiness based on the lies of the Eco-imperialists.
traffic cop
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:14:39 PM

Just goes to show that the eco-zealots are a powerful element in the ruling Bolshevik party here in Massachusetts.
evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:40:59 PM

We will only appreciate clean water when we loose it. We want endless oil, but endless clean water is optional?



[Edited by: evowner at 11/30/2013 7:44:03 PM EST]
ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:30:14 PM

good news.
leemun
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:12:37 PM

Amazing ignorance.
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:02:06 PM

OK
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:54:52 PM

Their choice as a state.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:29:01 PM

Wow. Interesting. I respect them for wanting to do the right thing as they see it.
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:21:36 PM

GOOD FOR MASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:45:27 PM

Yooperheart, I though only people ftom Maine called them that, LOL !! This coming ftom a state that likes to run red lights all the time. Then they cry cause their car insurance is so high !!
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:12:28 PM

From the article: "Although the state isn't seen as a rich source of shale gas, there could be limited deposits in western Massachusetts"

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Why not allow those areas of Western Massachusetts give it a try? Grandstanding for the "greenies", I suppose.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:10:42 PM

Finally, some smart legislators! Need to weigh long term effect over short term gains!
eschroth442
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:59:47 PM

to bad for Mass. They will drill nearby and get the gas and the mosey
foreyearrunner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:24:30 PM

Cutting off wealth so everyone is even
Zeke33
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:08:02 PM

I am not surprised. Massachusetts is about as far left as you can go. A conservative doesn't have a chance of being elected to public office.
DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:21:45 PM

Not in my backyard.
AndyG090
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:10:34 PM

They are not even talking about the affect it will have on current levels of radon gas leaking into homes.
VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:57:05 PM

No to fracking.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:54:02 PM

And that's why their called Mass-holes.
mandoid
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:35:23 PM

good comment mitt4prez
jakessoccermom
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:31:18 PM

Thank goodness. Some politicians that see sense. Fracking is a useful tool for natural gas collection but it has tons of environmental problems associated with it. More study on how to do this more safely is needed before going any further with it.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:26:29 PM

good for them, keep burning that fuel oil, that will show everybody how smart you are
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:36:50 PM

Banning something that isn't going to affect MA. Meanwhile, three of the last four House Speakers have had to resign for corruption. That's the spririt!

[Edited by: mitt4prez at 11/30/2013 12:36:52 PM EST]
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:35:34 PM

Fracking is still controversial.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:08:11 PM

Their loss
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