WNC fracking? Unlikely but still unse...

WNC fracking? Unlikely but still unsettling

There are 63 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 25, 2014, titled WNC fracking? Unlikely but still unsettling. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Just the mere mention of the word gets people riled up. Fracking. Technically called "hydraulic fracturing," the chemical-intense method of extracting natural gas from deep rock grabs people's attention, especially here in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

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NO to fracking

Tarpon Springs, FL

#1 Feb 2, 2014
There is virtually no disclosure about how horrific the chemicals that are used and the lack of disclosure to the public with Fracking. It's a money orgy for the corporations that do this thanks to faulty regulation, greed, and oh yeah-paying off politicians so that out precious water supplies can be contaminated with carcinogens. There is enough gas being extracted elsewhere to supply N.C. While we develop green energy alternatives like wind, solar, and.... (You know, putting men on the moon, etc.)
Conflict

Marion, NC

#2 Feb 2, 2014
The main proponent of this Fracking is Mitch Gillespe. What I don't understand is how he can be in charge of the NC Environmental Agency? One would thnk that there is some dirty business going on here.
Filthy Hipsters

Goldsboro, NC

#3 Feb 3, 2014
In Asheville deserve contaminated tapwater, I hopes they gets some lots of frickin' fracking!
ofortpreacher

Mars Hill, NC

#4 Feb 3, 2014
Our governor and new Florida representative Meadows is going to become multimillionaires from gascompanes. Don't think they are going to help NC just their own pockets like most greedy teaparty politians. How ignorant are the socalled Christians to vote in a Florida businessman anyway??
Ofart

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#5 Feb 4, 2014
You idiots have been sitting on your asses so long doing nothing your brain has become flat and distorted. Get off of your ass and get a job so you at least have a chance of making something of yourself.
werdo

Murphy, NC

#6 Feb 4, 2014
Ruin our mountain water. Do away with Public Education. Have Public health, welfare, Building inspectors coming on private land armed. Wake up people . Also our French congressman wants NO health care for you.
When the Armed thugs come to your home to inspect for tax valuation
call you local Commissioner who made it happen. Wake up. Think for yourself.
Frackgedon

Tarpon Springs, FL

#7 Jun 14, 2014
Well McCrory has done it. Opened up NC for the disastrous practice of hydrofracking which is well documented to pollute drinking water with cancer causing secret chemicals, pollute the air and create wast water pollution issues as well.
Also the new law denies property owner's the right to say no to Fracking companies to develop wells on their land. Tell someone what's in the secret Fracking formula of toxicity, and your going to jail for 4 months. This is a Big Government overreach and a bad marriage of Big Government and unregulated Big Business.
Citizens of NC must educate themselves about hydrofracking and the dirty politics that line the pockets of the gas companies and the politicians they buy.
Sorryforit

Murphy, NC

#8 Jun 14, 2014
Frackgedon wrote:
Well McCrory has done it. Opened up NC for the disastrous practice of hydrofracking which is well documented to pollute drinking water with cancer causing secret chemicals, pollute the air and create wast water pollution issues as well.
Also the new law denies property owner's the right to say no to Fracking companies to develop wells on their land. Tell someone what's in the secret Fracking formula of toxicity, and your going to jail for 4 months. This is a Big Government overreach and a bad marriage of Big Government and unregulated Big Business.
Citizens of NC must educate themselves about hydrofracking and the dirty politics that line the pockets of the gas companies and the politicians they buy.
I voted for Roger West four years ago, but I'm sorry for it now. But it don't matter because they ain't nobody running against him. I thought he was better than this. I did not know he was a right wingnut as he now shows he is. I hope when the rest of our water is ruined that you can light a match off his tap water too.
Indeed

Linden, NC

#9 Jun 15, 2014
McCrory is the biggest mistake our state has ever made.
Sorryforit

Murphy, NC

#10 Jun 15, 2014
Indeed wrote:
McCrory is the biggest mistake our state has ever made.
Agreed. Hopefully he will get beat next election. If people will get out and vote he will. If they don't, then they will get what they deserve if guess
WNCchristian

Asheville, NC

#11 Jun 15, 2014
Indeed wrote:
McCrory is the biggest mistake our state has ever made.
He does have a team thom tllis,gillespie,hise and others out side of wnc. They are out for theirself. Wish western Carolina people could split the money from the gas/frackers. Tillis knew the frackng laws were written by lobbyists. Guess that means more money for him. Us christians have to vote for them though because some women are not smart enough to decide if an abortion is right for them. These 1% republicans will stop abortion one day, then we can work on fracking if there isn't too much runoff by then.
whitetail killer

Murphy, NC

#12 Jun 15, 2014
> These 1% republicans will stop abortion one day, then we can work on fracking

That sounds pretty good. Keep grandstanding an issue that will never be settled to allow our water to be poisoned.

Christians in other countries aren't stupid. Why can't that happen here? Oh I forgot - here, politics drives religion in the sound. God Bless Fox News.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#13 Jun 22, 2014
ofortpreacher wrote:
Our governor and new Florida representative Meadows is going to become multimillionaires from gascompanes. Don't think they are going to help NC just their own pockets like most greedy teaparty politians. How ignorant are the socalled Christians to vote in a Florida businessman anyway??
I can't understand why people voted for him.
Moral Monday

Mars Hill, NC

#14 Jun 22, 2014
Indeed wrote:
McCrory is the biggest mistake our state has ever made.
Thom Tillis does not care one ioda for anyone but the lobbists they give and give, and mitt rhomney, for teaching him how to lie to Christians that do not expect him to be a false non-caring greedy tea partier only for corporations. If Koch keeps giving millions to get him elected you know he is not worth a sh--.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#15 Jun 28, 2014
NO to fracking wrote:
There is virtually no disclosure about how horrific the chemicals that are used and the lack of disclosure to the public with Fracking. It's a money orgy for the corporations that do this thanks to faulty regulation, greed, and oh yeah-paying off politicians so that out precious water supplies can be contaminated with carcinogens. There is enough gas being extracted elsewhere to supply N.C. While we develop green energy alternatives like wind, solar, and....(You know, putting men on the moon, etc.)
I'm all for it as long as it gets rid of the Floridians.
Danny Castle

Nebo, NC

#16 Jun 29, 2014
Its every person who voted for Republicans and McCrory's cronies. Serves them right. Lets just hope their well gets contaminated first.

Since: Jul 14

Andrews, NC

#17 Jul 4, 2014
Sorryforit wrote:
<quoted text>
I voted for Roger West four years ago, but I'm sorry for it now. But it don't matter because they ain't nobody running against him. I thought he was better than this. I did not know he was a right wingnut as he now shows he is. I hope when the rest of our water is ruined that you can light a match off his tap water too.
Roger West has already proven he is a slave to corporations...he has joined up with the evil ones and now we have no real property rights left..These outsiders can come poison us at will and all we can do is watch...Thanks Roger and they didn't even broker a deal that pays anything like they have in other states ..they really sold us out to the oil companies...They let the oil lobby write this new law we have....We must get rid of West and anyone else who sells us out if this is the best we got we are in trouble. Hopefully someone will rise up and run against this troll.
Oil lover

Murphy, NC

#18 Jul 7, 2014
frack here,frack now,frack you. Roger will be in office as long as he wants and you leftist loons can whine on as long as you want.
werdo

Murphy, NC

#19 Jul 27, 2014
fracking is a way for big corp. to steal any gas you my have below the surface. they steal it you never know. what a clever way to steal from land owners . I am looking for a person to vote for the good of the country not some nutty party. the people in office seem DUMB.
Right

Murphy, NC

#20 Jul 27, 2014
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.

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