Survey: Many Americans Don't Know What Fracking Is

May 30, 2013 Full story: US News & World Report 217

Workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation at a natural gas well outside Rifle, in western Colorado.

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d pantz

United States

#1 May 30, 2013
Probably haven't heard of the haliburton loophole either. The law passed by a democrat majority and signed by president g.w. bush that makes hydraulic fracturing exempt from the clean drinking water act and other epa regulations that SHOULD APPLY!

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#2 May 30, 2013
d pantz wrote:
Probably haven't heard of the haliburton loophole either. The law passed by a democrat majority and signed by president g.w. bush that makes hydraulic fracturing exempt from the clean drinking water act and other epa regulations that SHOULD APPLY!
A law passed by a democratic majority? Seriously? You klow this is the internet and these things can be easily researched right?

This "haliburton loophole was part of the Energy policy Act of 2005. Which party had control of congress in 2005?

You really need to try a bit harder!

http://www.independentwatertesting.com/educat...

DOH
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#3 May 30, 2013
d pantz wrote:
Probably haven't heard of the haliburton loophole either. The law passed by a democrat majority and signed by president g.w. bush that makes hydraulic fracturing exempt from the clean drinking water act and other epa regulations that SHOULD APPLY!
You don't know what the frack you're talking about.
d pantz

United States

#4 May 30, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>A law passed by a democratic majority? Seriously? You klow this is the internet and these things can be easily researched right?
This "haliburton loophole was part of the Energy policy Act of 2005. Which party had control of congress in 2005?
You really need to try a bit harder!
http://www.independentwatertesting.com/educat...
DOH
I'm so sorry. I should have worded that better and stand corrected!
The MAJORITY of democrats in the house and senate voted for it. Is that better? Here is a link. https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_c...
Notice mccain voted nay and obama yea? Wow!
d pantz

United States

#5 May 30, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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You don't know what the frack you're talking about.
go gargle waste water somewhere else.
Piggy

Ashburn, VA

#6 May 30, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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You don't know what the frack you're talking about.
I fracked your sister.

Weeeeeeeee Weeeeeeee

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#7 May 30, 2013
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> go gargle waste water somewhere else.
Its noce to see you on the Democrat side of things. You do understand that fracking is fully backed by the right i hope?

Dems have been fighting it here in NY, as the southern part of NY has one of the largest untapped gas reserves in N America, but i expect the energy companies to win eventually! THey have too much power and money!
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#8 May 30, 2013
Piggy wrote:
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I fracked your sister.
Weeeeeeeee Weeeeeeee
Naw, that was Mary Fist while looking at Farmers Magazine.
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#9 May 30, 2013
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> go gargle waste water somewhere else.
You call yourself a conservative, yet you call for federal expansion. Fracking is regulated by the states. That is why fracking is immune from the federal act and why Obama voted for federal regulations.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#10 May 30, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>Its noce to see you on the Democrat side of things. You do understand that fracking is fully backed by the right i hope?
Dems have been fighting it here in NY, as the southern part of NY has one of the largest untapped gas reserves in N America, but i expect the energy companies to win eventually! THey have too much power and money!
I thought fracking was banned in NY. Is that the controversy?
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#11 May 30, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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I thought fracking was banned in NY. Is that the controversy?
Govenors from Ohio, PA, and NY have all banned fracking in their states at one time or another. All 3 had republican govenors. They tend to change their tune once wells in their state become flammable.

And a distinction i believe should be made that was not pointed out in the article; vertical fracking is pretty safe. Horizontal fracking is much harder to control and where the majority of the fracking problems lie. Those pro fracking folks like to point to data from vertical fracking to show how safe it is, while those anti frackers like to point to horizontal but no one really points out the distinction.
Fracking Pig

Ashburn, VA

#12 May 30, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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Naw, that was Mary Fist while looking at Farmers Magazine.
"Mary Hooves", get your facts str8.

Pig, the magazine has a lotta hotties. Just saying. Oink Oink

https://www.google.com/search...

“Liberals are Ruining America”

Since: May 11

District of Columbia

#13 May 30, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>Its noce to see you on the Democrat side of things. You do understand that fracking is fully backed by the right i hope?
Dems have been fighting it here in NY, as the southern part of NY has one of the largest untapped gas reserves in N America, but i expect the energy companies to win eventually! THey have too much power and money!
Interesting you would impose a limit on how much money and influence a private company is allowed but not the government.

Are free housing and food stamps constitutional rights?
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#14 May 30, 2013
Fracking Pig wrote:
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"Mary Hooves", get your facts str8.
Pig, the magazine has a lotta hotties. Just saying. Oink Oink
https://www.google.com/search...
Ha ha, you're a piece of work, Piggy.

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#15 May 30, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought fracking was banned in NY. Is that the controversy?
Its currently banned, but constanly "under review". I dont expect the ban to last
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#16 May 30, 2013
Lamer wrote:
<quoted text>
Govenors from Ohio, PA, and NY have all banned fracking in their states at one time or another. All 3 had republican govenors. They tend to change their tune once wells in their state become flammable.
And a distinction i believe should be made that was not pointed out in the article; vertical fracking is pretty safe. Horizontal fracking is much harder to control and where the majority of the fracking problems lie. Those pro fracking folks like to point to data from vertical fracking to show how safe it is, while those anti frackers like to point to horizontal but no one really points out the distinction.
If there is proof of a problem with fracking, I don't have a problem with a state legislator banning it no matter what party is involved. My point is a people's law of the state vs. a ruler's law of the fed. I don't have a problem with most federal regulations with rivers and air as they cross state lines, a federal jurisdiction.

I think there was only one problem that I'm aware of with horizontal fracking that occurred in Pennsylvania where the drilling wasn't deep enough thereby affecting the local wells. The company lost the suit. That may have prompted Pennsylvania to ban it. Most of the time it's a methane deposit causing well problems.
mata faka

Bethpage, NY

#17 May 30, 2013
bend over, I'll show you
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#18 May 30, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>Its currently banned, but constanly "under review". I dont expect the ban to last
Are the people of NY doing anything? How does the majority of New Yorkers feel about it?

This one is near you, isn't it?

http://eidmarcellus.org/marcellus-shale/flami...

A natural methane deposit.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#19 May 30, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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If there is proof of a problem with fracking, I don't have a problem with a state legislator banning it no matter what party is involved. My point is a people's law of the state vs. a ruler's law of the fed. I don't have a problem with most federal regulations with rivers and air as they cross state lines, a federal jurisdiction.
I think there was only one problem that I'm aware of with horizontal fracking that occurred in Pennsylvania where the drilling wasn't deep enough thereby affecting the local wells. The company lost the suit. That may have prompted Pennsylvania to ban it. Most of the time it's a methane deposit causing well problems.
why did the methane cause no problems until the fracking nearby start?

fracking has been used for decades. in some places it may not be a safe procedure, such as the ones you document...

this is certainly no reason to shut it down everywhere...once we talk openly about the pollutants they are pumping into our ground. no inducstry should be allowed to pump unknown chemicals into the ground like that. if it isn't harmful, thye should have no problems with giving the regulatory agencies a list of the products they are using....
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#20 May 30, 2013
Many americans don't know where their a-- is.

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