Fracking' is thirsty work

Fracking' is thirsty work

There are 8 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 25, 2012, titled Fracking' is thirsty work. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Drillers are eager to tap a vast reservoir of natural gas and oil within shale beneath Ohio, which could employ thousands, but critics say it will also cause pollution.

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concerned citizen

United States

#1 Mar 25, 2012
I suggest everyone watch the documentary "Gasland" you will learn the negative effects "fracking" does to our water supply!!!

Brook Park, OH

#2 Mar 25, 2012
Sure it does. But which would you rather have, affordable gas, or clean water? Utilities are going to kill us if we have to keep pandering to the environmentalists.

I just got my water bills for the first quarter of the year.$550.00. Mind you, I'm a landlord and have five units. But the total amount of people I have here are seven people. Why so high? Because of new federal regulations forced on us here in Cleveland, and summer isn't even here yet where the bills will be much higher.

So I'm estimating that I'm going to have to spend nearly $2,500 this year to provide water and sewer to six other people than myself.


Since: Mar 11

United States

#3 Mar 25, 2012
More lying by the eco-hysterics —this time “Gasland” documentary creator leaving out some “inconvenient truths”, like reports from 1936 and 1976 stating that there was worrisome amounts of methane in the aquifer before any Fracking by the gas industry.

Josh Fox has responded to valid journalistic questions about his documentary Gasland by stifling the freedom of the press.

Fox admitted hiding facts from his documentary that contradicted his scaremongering about drilling for natural gas.

And Fox’s response when we posted the video on YouTube – he got his lawyers to have YouTube pull it down.

That’s right – he has tried to use lawyers to silence journalist from asking difficult questions and putting his answers to those questions on the Internet.

Yup —can’t win with the truth, so they win with trial lawyers ... same ol’, same ‘ol ... like the Talking Head’s song,“Same as it ever was.”

Brook Park, OH

#4 Mar 25, 2012
There is truth to the fact that fracking does indeed pollute watersheds. But it's also truth that it's only about 1% of the jobs that go wrong. The more fraciking that takes place, the better they become at it. Technology improves, understanding the process improves, and it improves the plight of consumers.

I've learned so much about fracking through this video. Mind you, it's an hour or so long, but it tells the truth about fracking with no political bias. It's from a professor who spent years in the business. He will keep you hanging on every word.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#5 Mar 25, 2012
Frackin' A it's thirsty work!

People have been fracking for gas and oil for decades now. there are some places where it will not work safely. in others, it is fine.

We do need to regulate what the companies are pumping into the ground as fracking solution and as waste, though. There are no other industries where you get to dump unknown chemicals into the ground and the gas and oil industry should be no exception.

Titusville, PA

#6 Apr 17, 2012
great bring on more pollution and man made earth quakes
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#7 Apr 17, 2012
Fracking is HAARP's little helper.


Since: Mar 11

United States

#8 Apr 17, 2012
To many high paying jobs being created to suit yer ways??

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