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Offline Rapunzel

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Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:39:35 PM »

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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 06:41:12 PM »
I know West Virginia, KY, PA, Ohio are all rich in coal... how about fracking?  Is there a chance for finding oil?  And what about natural gas?  I still think we should be looking to run our cars on natural gas.

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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 07:42:29 PM »
I know West Virginia, KY, PA, Ohio are all rich in coal... how about fracking?  Is there a chance for finding oil?  And what about natural gas?  I still think we should be looking to run our cars on natural gas.
Many of those same areas are also fracking hotspots. The Marcellus formation runs right under them.

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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 07:51:36 PM »
Gas drilling - utilizing fracking - is huge in my little county in W.Va. and the entire OH/PA/WV region. The trucks and the noise are a bit of an inconvenience, but it's creating revenue and some jobs.
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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 08:06:14 PM »
Granted I am not having to deal with the noise.  But at this point anything that takes money away from Saudi Arabia is worth some inconvenience.

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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 08:09:16 AM »
The gas trucks, especially the ones that haul waste water from the fracking process, can wreak havoc on the roads. In our county, however, the drilling companies paid to upgrade and reinforce many of the roads they use. So it's like having our own autobahn - a very hilly and winding one - out here in the country. It appears that the same didn't happen in some of the neighboring counties, and they're dealing with a lot of road damage. Nevertheless, I'm sure the state is collecting revenues from it, and the local shopkeepers are profiting, as well, from the increased (temporary) population.
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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 09:11:21 AM »
But....but...fracking causes earthquakes.
I just heard it on "the nooze".
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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 09:32:14 AM »
Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again

Imagine how much oil & gas there is off the coast of California.

That'll be some cheap energy someday when Mexico takes it back...


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Re: Rich Lowry: Fracking phobia fails yet again
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 07:14:24 PM »
Imagine how much oil & gas there is off the coast of California.

That'll be some cheap energy someday when Mexico takes it back...

Yes, California could so easily fix their debt problems, but the greenies are so in control they literally do not see the forest for the trees.


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