Report: Pro-fracking interests outspe...

Report: Pro-fracking interests outspending anti-fracking groups

There are 47 comments on the Press & Sun-Bulletin story from Jan 14, 2014, titled Report: Pro-fracking interests outspending anti-fracking groups. In it, Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that:

An updated report from a good-government group says "pro-fracking interests" spent $64.7 million on campaign contributions and lobbying in New York since 2007, outspending their counterparts opposed to shale-gas drilling in New York.

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Jake

Apalachin, NY

#23 Jan 16, 2014
Thanks for the tip.I was thinking along those same lines..i'm sure her little dog and smarter the she is. i still think if she feels the way she does about where her energy comes from then she shouldn't use it. what a hypocrite she is......

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#24 Jan 16, 2014
Jake wrote:
Duke University worked with USGS and found that fracing can not cause well water contamination. i know many people who work for the oil and gas companys in PA and many more others who live there and say things are fine and the liars are aways found to be guilty of doing wrong from trying to sue
You can't make a claim unless you can back it up. Otherwise, I'll just say that that's your opinion but lacks facts.

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

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#25 Jan 16, 2014
RePigs friend wrote:
<quoted text>Don't waste your time on her Jake, she has been brainwashed by the loons on the left including her teachers and the MSM. She is another Obama voter that never heard or read anything but the lies the progressive anti-American left has fed to her. She thinks that she is the smartest person in the room while if it was to be known she isn't anywhere as near as smart as most others. You might say a tree hugging progressive/socialist democratic loon. S/N: I knew the she would somehow blame Bush or the Republicans for big bad oil companies, so typical of a person that doesn't know crap but will run their mouth trying to look like they do. I also like the way she told you that you could be "turned in" as a troll because the little dear didn't like what you said, again, typical lefty loon.
So, you can't back it up either. You two must work for the fracking industry. I heard you guys were on here to stop people from filing lawsuits against you for polluting waterways. Why not just say I work for the fracking industry?
Judge Judy

Satellite Beach, FL

#27 Jan 16, 2014
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't make a claim unless you can back it up. Otherwise, I'll just say that that's your opinion but lacks facts.
You, Kookie, are GUILTY as charged.
Francine Fracture

Satellite Beach, FL

#28 Jan 16, 2014
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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So, you can't back it up either. You two must work for the fracking industry. I heard you guys were on here to stop people from filing lawsuits against you for polluting waterways. Why not just say I work for the fracking industry?
Cookie Barker works for the fracking industry. Satisfied? LOL

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#29 Jan 16, 2014
Francine Fracture wrote:
<quoted text> Cookie Barker works for the fracking industry. Satisfied? LOL
So again, you know NOTHING about this subject.

Aren't you ashamed to NOT know what's going on in your nation? Aren't you ashamed you don't care about the drinking water for Americans? Are you against America?
Francine Fracture

Satellite Beach, FL

#30 Jan 16, 2014
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
So again, you know NOTHING about this subject.
Aren't you ashamed to NOT know what's going on in your nation? Aren't you ashamed you don't care about the drinking water for Americans? Are you against America?
Are you a mental midget? Are you supporting the Liar-in-Chief? Are you the one poisoning our nation's water with the Obama snake oil? You haven't been paying attention to anything other than MSNBC, you communist. You should be ashamed of yourself!

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#31 Jan 16, 2014
Francine Fracture wrote:
<quoted text> Are you a mental midget? Are you supporting the Liar-in-Chief? Are you the one poisoning our nation's water with the Obama snake oil? You haven't been paying attention to anything other than MSNBC, you communist. You should be ashamed of yourself!
What?

Please do show us any semblance of intelligence and from each question you have asked, point to a link and quote what I have said which would give you pause to ask.

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#32 Jan 16, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorensteffy/2013/...

And then, companies do things like this. Mother Jones reports that landowners in Pennsylvania recently settled a dispute with Range Resources RRC +0.3% for $750,000 that related to alleged health and environmental damages from fracking on their land. As part of the deal, Range’s attorneys required the company agree to a gag order that prevents the family from commenting “in any fashion whatsoever” on fracking activities.

But that’s not all. A transcript from a court hearing in 2011 shows Range’s attorneys insisted that the gag order extends to the landowners’ children, ages 7 and 10. Presumably, the order would no longer apply once the children reach adulthood, but it’s not clear. Range’s lawyer told Mother Jones that the terms of the settlement apply to the whole family and “we would certainly enforce it.” Range itself has a different view:
jake

Apalachin, NY

#33 Jan 16, 2014
Mother jones is really blowing this story up to be worse then it is. also lied about a few things, one is that the family is commenting on this, the familys name is Chris and Stephanie Hallowitch, for some reason Mother jones didn't want to write that, if you google the familys name you can learn more and how Beverly Romanetti lives one mile away with fracing operations on there land and they have no problems with it, just like thousands of other's. sometimes you have to pay people to shut up, funny how the hollowitchs where able to put the house on the market for 500,000. what a joke.

by the way... the only thing i agree with the President is he encourage's fracing for NG and oil.
Francine Fracture

Satellite Beach, FL

#34 Jan 16, 2014
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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What?
Please do show us any semblance of intelligence and from each question you have asked, point to a link and quote what I have said which would give you pause to ask.
Bite me!
Ray Cathode

Jamestown, NY

#35 Jan 17, 2014
Jake wrote:
IF you think drilling is all that bad, then why is it being done in 30 states?
Greed and ignorance.
Ray Cathode

Jamestown, NY

#36 Jan 17, 2014
Jake wrote:
Duke University worked with USGS and found that fracing can not cause well water contamination.
No, that is not correct. The conclusion was that the study did not cause immediate pollution, not that it can not cause pollution. Specifically, special "markers" that were injected into the ground were not found several thousand feet higher.

""This is good news," said Duke University scientist Rob Jackson, who was not involved with the study. He called it a "useful and important approach" to monitoring fracking, but cautioned that the single study doesn't prove that fracking can't pollute, since geology and industry practices vary widely in Pennsylvania and across the nation."

"While the lack of contamination is encouraging, Jackson said he wondered whether the unidentified drilling company might have consciously or unconsciously taken extra care with the research site, since it was being watched. He also noted that other aspects of the drilling process can cause pollution, such as poor well construction, surface spills of chemicals, and wastewater.

Jackson and his colleagues at Duke have done numerous studies over the last few years that looked at whether gas drilling is contaminating nearby drinking water, with mixed results. None of them have found chemical contamination, but they did find evidence that natural gas escaped from some wells near the surface and polluted drinking water in northeastern Pennsylvania."
i know many people who work for the oil and gas companys in PA and many more others who live there and say things are fine and the liars are aways found to be guilty of doing wrong from trying to sue
The people that own the land are getting the money. Of course it is fine with them.

I know a worker who was injured on the job and became contaminated with fracking fluid. It started in his hands and he had to have fingers amputated. Later on it traveled through his body and he had parts of his feet amputated also.
jake

Apalachin, NY

#37 Jan 17, 2014
Ray Cathode wrote:
<quoted text>
Greed and ignorance.
Everybody profits. Dont take things for granted.

Read Energyindepth and click on Marcellus
jake

Apalachin, NY

#38 Jan 17, 2014
Ray Cathode wrote:
<quoted text>
No, that is not correct. The conclusion was that the study did not cause immediate pollution, not that it can not cause pollution. Specifically, special "markers" that were injected into the ground were not found several thousand feet higher.
""This is good news," said Duke University scientist Rob Jackson, who was not involved with the study. He called it a "useful and important approach" to monitoring fracking, but cautioned that the single study doesn't prove that fracking can't pollute, since geology and industry practices vary widely in Pennsylvania and across the nation."
"While the lack of contamination is encouraging, Jackson said he wondered whether the unidentified drilling company might have consciously or unconsciously taken extra care with the research site, since it was being watched. He also noted that other aspects of the drilling process can cause pollution, such as poor well construction, surface spills of chemicals, and wastewater.
Jackson and his colleagues at Duke have done numerous studies over the last few years that looked at whether gas drilling is contaminating nearby drinking water, with mixed results. None of them have found chemical contamination, but they did find evidence that natural gas escaped from some wells near the surface and polluted drinking water in northeastern Pennsylvania."
<quoted text>
The people that own the land are getting the money. Of course it is fine with them.
I know a worker who was injured on the job and became contaminated with fracking fluid. It started in his hands and he had to have fingers amputated. Later on it traveled through his body and he had parts of his feet amputated also.
Sorry about the worker you know but OHSA has rules and regulations that must be followed. i have not yet seen anybody on a drill site wearing a resperator so go figure that one out.

all this fear of fracing and concerns but no real solutions or ideas on finding ways to quickly put out forest fire's.

If anybody thinks solar and turbines are the answer in NY then think some more, the feasability is not there.

Maybe we could shut down all the beaches and use the coast lines to use the incoming and outgoing of waves to spin turbines for energy, then again....we can't let that happen can we.
Vic

Ardsley, NY

#39 Jan 17, 2014
fracing?
Jake

Apalachin, NY

#40 Jan 17, 2014
Vic wrote:
fracing?
Hi Vic...give me a call

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#41 Jan 17, 2014
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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The EPA has been ladened with former corporate executives for the industry in which they are supposed to monitor.
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ksinding/ep...
Remember when the mining accident occurred in WV under Bush and come to find out the President of the Mine Owners association was the person in charge of overseeing mine safety? It's been the fox guarding the hen house since Nixon.
Not only did Obama lie about the cost of health care but look at the impact its having on many government funded agencies. You know, like MSHA for example!

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/11390...

Now tell us how much obama cares about the safety of coal miners since you want to use that as an example. I completely smoked you on the issue of coal once before. Ill gladly do it again. You only know and understand what the democrat party wants you to know and understand. You're a sheeple cooks!

Fact is this country cant run without coal. It will also get left behind industrially and economically without it. Obamas latest battle in his self made war on coal was a huge mistake. By the end of 2016 see what happens to the coal market!

;)

http://youtu.be/DV6pJ-0Na4E

;)
Jake

Apalachin, NY

#42 Jan 17, 2014
Vic.. you should know this...Fracing has been used by the industries for 60 years, the anti's added the"K" because of the similarity of the "F-word. stop by this weekend
jake

Apalachin, NY

#43 Jan 25, 2014
How"s everybody doing with all this cold weather?

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