Pennsylvania well brought under control after natural-gas explosion

Full story: The York Daily Record

Natural gas and polluted drilling water from an out-of-control well shot 75 feet into the air in a remote area of Pennsylvania before crews were able to tame the flow of explosive gas more than half a day later, officials said Friday.
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Jun 4, 2010
 

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This is good news. They found gas and brought it in.
High pressure too.

It happens. This isn't much of a story

Let's do this as much as reasonably possible .

NOW we can cut back on oil and use gas cheaper and cleaner and right from our own back yard.

Eliminate ALL property taxes on our homesteads and replace it with a tax on this cheap and plentiful blessing.

IT is time the citizens of PA reap the benefits too.

Are you listening in Harrisburg.

Are you listening ????
slow down

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Jun 5, 2010
 
Gasland about fracking will be on HBO on June 19th. Before you start cheering for this "blessing", make sure you know the risks. We need to learn from BP. This needs to be done responsibly.
Watch this interview.
http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/index.html
poison water drinker

Gettysburg, PA

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Jun 5, 2010
 
Yea watch GASLAND! Watch it a couplt times!Fracking is going to destroy our already not too clean water! Cheap gas with the blessing of poisoned water!
Here check this video...
http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/index.html
Frack ME

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Who needs clean water when I can drive my SUV to Walmart and pick up a case of water bottles I can drink then throw into the ocean!?!
TJO

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Jun 8, 2010
 
Great News wrote:
This is good news. They found gas and brought it in.
High pressure too.
It happens. This isn't much of a story
Let's do this as much as reasonably possible .
NOW we can cut back on oil and use gas cheaper and cleaner and right from our own back yard.
Eliminate ALL property taxes on our homesteads and replace it with a tax on this cheap and plentiful blessing.
IT is time the citizens of PA reap the benefits too.
Are you listening in Harrisburg.
Are you listening ????
Trust me, the State of PA is already cashing in on this blessing. And no, you're not going to get out of paying your share of taxes at someone else's expense. The landowners from whom these gas companies are leasing the gas rights pay at least 30% taxes on their royalties. The gas company also pays huge taxes. PA is currently in the process of working up a severance tax to levy as well. So yes, the State will get billions, yes billions, of dollars a year in taxes from property owners and gas companies, but you will still be responsible for your taxes, not someone else who is lucky enough to be part of the gas rush.
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This is what it takes to support our lifestyle of cheap electricity and internet access everywhere we go.

Every time you type a comment on your computer, post a tweet or update your Facebook page, you are demanding this.

You are the culprit.
john f

York, PA

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Jun 8, 2010
 
I heard they found a another bigger reserve of gas a little deeper, enough gas for the world for 60 years!

“Vladdy's little impaler.”

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Jun 8, 2010
 
Wow! Rearden, wonderful point.

All I see here is the simple fact that in the quest to power out civilization bad things happen. i would rather teh bad things happen in the middle of nowhere in the woods of PA than in the Gulf of Mexico.

We have to pick our poison, I say pick the least leathal.
Angry

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Have you ever been to "the middle of nowhere in the woods of PA"? This is my HOME and would like to NOT see "bad things happen." Thank you very much. Ignorance, pure ignorance.
robo0425 wrote:
Wow! Rearden, wonderful point.
All I see here is the simple fact that in the quest to power out civilization bad things happen. i would rather teh bad things happen in the middle of nowhere in the woods of PA than in the Gulf of Mexico.
We have to pick our poison, I say pick the least leathal.

“Vladdy's little impaler.”

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Jun 9, 2010
 
Angry wrote:
Have you ever been to "the middle of nowhere in the woods of PA"? This is my HOME and would like to NOT see "bad things happen." Thank you very much. Ignorance, pure ignorance.
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OK, so you be the first to stop using electricity.

By the very nature of living in the middle of nowhere you demand more energy than somone who lives in an urban area. So your choice to live in the woods and have cable/DSL to type this post means that you are more responsible for the bad things that will happen than anyone, therefor you deserve to bear the brunt of those decisions.

Ignorance? No, I would say that choosing to be the cause of an accident like that one and then crying about it, that would be ignorance,sweetiepie.
boblothrope

Vienna, VA

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Jun 15, 2010
 
rearden215 wrote:
This is what it takes to support our lifestyle of cheap electricity and internet access everywhere we go.
Every time you type a comment on your computer, post a tweet or update your Facebook page, you are demanding this.
You are the culprit.
Energy for personal computer use is a drop in the bucket compared to cars and air conditioning/heat (neither of which I use very much).

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