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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butchie

Mars Hill, NC

#21 Jul 27, 2014
werdo wrote:
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.
Thom Tillis is from Florida just like mark "Sprinkle" meadows. Now who is dumber wnc republican Christians or two Floridiots running NC in the ground just to fill their own corporate pockets. They have run people out of churches by voting for greedy politions just because they use abortion to chain so called believers to their party.

Since: Jul 14

Andrews, NC

#22 Jul 29, 2014
Oil lover wrote:
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.
May the fracking fairy sprinkle poo poo dust in your water and turn it to taint..

Since: Jul 14

Andrews, NC

#23 Jul 29, 2014
Right wrote:
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.
Energy is useless when you don't have water to drink shit head...
Oil lover

Murphy, NC

#24 Jul 29, 2014
akita96th wrote:
<quoted text>
Energy is useless when you don't have water to drink shit head...
. A response I would expect from an environmental whacko.. Are there any of you who are not obamites?
Pro Equalty

Greer, SC

#25 Jul 30, 2014
Filthy Hipsters wrote:
In Asheville deserve contaminated tapwater, I hopes they gets some lots of frickin' fracking!
Would you like to drink cancer causing chemicals??? I dont think so. So wish it upon anyone else
Tony

Andrews, NC

#26 Aug 3, 2014
Right wrote:
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.
Energy independence is a myth, it is another one of them rhetorical GOP talking points to hide the real facts of what they are doing. We will never be energy independent...You think these Fracking rigs will be coming up here spending millions to extract gas are doing it so we can feel all safe and independent ..lol.. cough!! cough! bullshit !! they sell the stuff to the highest bidder most likely China...they take what is ours and sell it to foreigners they don't care what we have to pay for it and it wont be cheap for long..never is,,,Temporary fix for a problem that cannot be solved once the gas in the ground is gone and the fracking rigs move on we will have nothing but poison lurking underground forever just waiting to kill us all.slowly....And for what...energy independence!!! mere words they sold us out and give us nothing but rhetoric they all spew the same BS..everyone of them...CROOKS.
Jim Bob

United States

#27 Aug 3, 2014
Right wrote:
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.
Keep bending over. The soap's down there somewhere.
Frack You

Murphy, NC

#28 Aug 4, 2014
Jim Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Keep bending over. The soap's down there somewhere.
JB I keep my soap on a rope you on the other side I am sure are used to bending over.
Numberone soccerfan

Murphy, NC

#29 Aug 26, 2014
Right wrote:
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.
Smart in Murphy? That's somebody who doesn't poke their eye out trying to brush their tooth.
LocalVoice

Versailles, KY

#30 Aug 27, 2014
They won't hurt the scenery here in the mountains. They are going to drill in the valleys so that won't disturb the mountains that are too steep to Frac anyway. I here they are looking at valley locations all through wnc including Cherokee County. From Andrews to Murphy, then Peachtree and Brasstown. We need the jobs that will and the energy here in our mountain paradise.
MyGodsBetter ThanYours

Murphy, NC

#31 Aug 27, 2014
Right wrote:
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.
It won't contribute in the slightest to energy independence. It's a funnel for federal tax incentives to purchase and employ uneducated roughnecks to hang out at the motels five nights a week, then drink and steal on the weekends.
KeepDeleting IllResubmit

Murphy, NC

#32 Aug 27, 2014
Right wrote:
Energy independence seems smart to me,frack you.
It's not about energy independence. It's about funneling federal tax dollars into local politicians' pockets and having uneducated roughnecks stay in motels five nights a week, then drinking and stealing on the weekend.
KeepDeleting IllResubmit

Murphy, NC

#34 Aug 27, 2014
LocalVoice wrote:
They won't hurt the scenery here in the mountains.
It's not about scenery. It's about poisoning the water supply.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#35 Aug 27, 2014
LocalVoice wrote:
They won't hurt the scenery here in the mountains. They are going to drill in the valleys so that won't disturb the mountains that are too steep to Frac anyway. I here they are looking at valley locations all through wnc including Cherokee County. From Andrews to Murphy, then Peachtree and Brasstown. We need the jobs that will and the energy here in our mountain paradise.
"mountain paradise" only a floridiot would say some crap like that.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#36 Aug 27, 2014
KeepDeleting IllResubmit wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not about energy independence. It's about funneling federal tax dollars into local politicians' pockets and having uneducated roughnecks stay in motels five nights a week, then drinking and stealing on the weekend.
Have to agree with you on that. Good point on that.
Conservation Reserve

Hayesville, NC

#37 Sep 1, 2014
LocalVoice wrote:
They won't hurt the scenery here in the mountains. They are going to drill in the valleys so that won't disturb the mountains that are too steep to Frac anyway. I here they are looking at valley locations all through wnc including Cherokee County. From Andrews to Murphy, then Peachtree and Brasstown. We need the jobs that will and the energy here in our mountain paradise.
You are right, we need jobs. As far as keeping the energy here, I recommend you look up the word "fungible"(not connected to the f word). Then you would know that the oil the USA produces does not stay in the USA, but is simply what keeps oil billionaires flush with more and more$$$ and you with $.
native

Murphy, NC

#38 Sep 4, 2014
This anti fracking bs is nothing more than the Cherokee Scout and the libtards trying to stem the tide of NC going repub and sending Kay Hagan home.
NoTea

Little Switzerland, NC

#39 Sep 4, 2014
native wrote:
This anti fracking bs is nothing more than the Cherokee Scout and the libtards trying to stem the tide of NC going repub and sending Kay Hagan home.
Send Thom Tillis home to Florida. Why he came here is a greedy mission only the kochsuckers know. He does not care if NC water is ruined, he does not care about those who make 7.25 an hour, he does not care about the elderly,poor,or middleclass. He only cares about what he can do for mitt and the kochs. It is funny how he lies just like mitt must have been trained. Uses mitts theory repeat,repeat repeat, and those fools will believe you.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#40 Sep 4, 2014
NoTea wrote:
<quoted text>Send Thom Tillis home to Florida. Why he came here is a greedy mission only the kochsuckers know. He does not care if NC water is ruined, he does not care about those who make 7.25 an hour, he does not care about the elderly,poor,or middleclass. He only cares about what he can do for mitt and the kochs. It is funny how he lies just like mitt must have been trained. Uses mitts theory repeat,repeat repeat, and those fools will believe you.
I agree!
Happy Murphyite

Tarpon Springs, FL

#41 Sep 4, 2014
Celebrate mightally fellow WNCiillinians ! We have for at least now dodged a bullet with the recent decision that our beautiful region doesn't have enough gas to go poisoning us and destroying our ecosystem through Fracking. Keep the pressure on those fascist politicians like our dear Governor McCrory who remains he'll bent on exploiting the rest of NC for political and financial gain as a major tool for the fossil fuel industry. Remember at election time what and his fellow industry stooges did in ramming this horrific legislation down the throats of "We the people."

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