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Public 'fracking' meeting to be held in Chapel Hill

There are 7 comments on the News & Record story from Mar 24, 2012, titled Public 'fracking' meeting to be held in Chapel Hill. In it, News & Record reports that:

The debate over horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas extraction technique that's generated discussion about potential jobs and the environment, is moving to Chapel Hill.

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JEFF WILSON

Fuquay Varina, NC

#1 Mar 26, 2012
Thats the worst place for the progress of anything. No big company wants to do anything there. They would choose homelessness over cutting down a tree. Durham is getting that way too. The elected officials. Rank jobs below stormwater, cutting down trees even if you agree to plant 5 more near there. WE NEES JOBS! as long as there is a study done that gives 90% chance of success without environmental. Impact we have to do it. THIS COUNTRY WAS NOT BUILT BY TREEHUGGERS BUT IT MAY BE ITS DEMISE IF WE DONT HAVE LEADERS THAT HAVE THE GUTS TO PUSH THINGS THROUGH ..
shep

United States

#2 Mar 26, 2012
JEFF WILSON wrote:
Thats the worst place for the progress of anything. No big company wants to do anything there. They would choose homelessness over cutting down a tree. Durham is getting that way too. The elected officials. Rank jobs below stormwater, cutting down trees even if you agree to plant 5 more near there. WE NEES JOBS! as long as there is a study done that gives 90% chance of success without environmental. Impact we have to do it. THIS COUNTRY WAS NOT BUILT BY TREEHUGGERS BUT IT MAY BE ITS DEMISE IF WE DONT HAVE LEADERS THAT HAVE THE GUTS TO PUSH THINGS THROUGH ..
Boy do you need a wake up call....so you think water contamination (proven), earthquakes (proven) dead pets and livestock (proven) and people and CHILDREN SICK IS OK???? I am all for job creation but not at this cost....
wake up and do your homework on this practice....see what people in Pa. and Ohio and other states are going through BEFORE you ok something like fracking....
shep

United States

#3 Mar 26, 2012
Forgot to add these big companies are claiming eminent domain on landowners too. If they cannot agree with owners on pipeline or whatever, they are taking the landowners to court and condemning their properties....or using eminent domain and TAKING IT THAT WAY....
Please do your homework....We do not want this in NC

“Hillary f*cking LIED!!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#4 Apr 3, 2012
shep wrote:
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Boy do you need a wake up call....so you think water contamination (proven), earthquakes (proven) dead pets and livestock (proven) and people and CHILDREN SICK IS OK???? I am all for job creation but not at this cost....
wake up and do your homework on this practice....see what people in Pa. and Ohio and other states are going through BEFORE you ok something like fracking....
Is their a risk? Yes You risk dying in a car wreck every time you get in a car. But you put on your seatbeat and drive the posted speed limit to lower your risk, right? THIS IS NO DIFFERENT! If the oil company can't do it safely with little impact on the environment, THEY WON'T BE IN BUSINESS!! I live in Northern Moore co. I really hope I am in the "footprint" when they drill. I have the mineral rights for my land and a monthly royality check from them drilling would be real nice for me and my girls for years to come. Besides, I am tired of fighting wars in the Middle East which WILL continue if we don't explore our own domestic resources! No one can afford $5 a gallon gas and as long as it is this high, prices on anything hauled in trucks will increase and green energy isn't there yet. We ,as a nation, need to buy some time. American energy is the way to go. North Dakota has a 3.5% unemployment rate because THEY are exploring domestic energy. What do they know that we don't? This "not in my backyard" crap has to stop if we are going to survive these times! The corner stone of a good relationship is compromise. We can't continue to "get it all" WITHOUT "giving something" in return.
shep

San Jose, CA

#5 Apr 4, 2012
Retired SOF wrote:
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Is their a risk? Yes You risk dying in a car wreck every time you get in a car. But you put on your seatbeat and drive the posted speed limit to lower your risk, right? THIS IS NO DIFFERENT! If the oil company can't do it safely with little impact on the environment, THEY WON'T BE IN BUSINESS!! I live in Northern Moore co. I really hope I am in the "footprint" when they drill. I have the mineral rights for my land and a monthly royality check from them drilling would be real nice for me and my girls for years to come. Besides, I am tired of fighting wars in the Middle East which WILL continue if we don't explore our own domestic resources! No one can afford $5 a gallon gas and as long as it is this high, prices on anything hauled in trucks will increase and green energy isn't there yet. We ,as a nation, need to buy some time. American energy is the way to go. North Dakota has a 3.5% unemployment rate because THEY are exploring domestic energy. What do they know that we don't? This "not in my backyard" crap has to stop if we are going to survive these times! The corner stone of a good relationship is compromise. We can't continue to "get it all" WITHOUT "giving something" in return.
So the less than 400 jobs this will create is worth the chance of contaminating our water supply...ok...everyone is entitled to their opinion....just NOT worth it to me...and alot of folks..

“Hillary f*cking LIED!!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 Apr 4, 2012
shep wrote:
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So the less than 400 jobs this will create is worth the chance of contaminating our water supply...ok...everyone is entitled to their opinion....just NOT worth it to me...and alot of folks..
400 hundred jobs my eye anyway are YOU tired of fighting middle eastern wars?? I sure am and I don't want my kids to fight them either! We need an American domestic energy policy and this would be a good start!

“"South of Southern”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#7 Apr 21, 2012
shep wrote:
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So the less than 400 jobs this will create is worth the chance of contaminating our water supply...ok...everyone is entitled to their opinion....just NOT worth it to me...and alot of folks..
A lot of what you are posting are the same type of "Scare tactics" being used in my home town to destroy the economy. Obama's little cronies at the EPA publish this type of crap to scare people into believing that we are destroying the environment. When half or it is NOT TRUE! But people who know nothing about the industry gobble up their lies as the gospel truth.

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