After Jackson, EPA faces decisions on U.S. fracking boom

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McBob08 wrote:

Something Reuters is failing to tell you is that this so-called “Boom” only exists in the theoretical projections of industries with a stake in having Fracking uncontrolled. There has been absolutely no indication of any actual “Boom” happening, even after years of unregulated Fracking. The promised job boom has been only a pathetic handful of jobs, meaning that little-to-none of the profits actually enter the economy, but rather go straight to the parasitic Petroleum Company Owners and Execs, who quickly sock that money away in offshore tax havens where it doesn’t benefit America at all.

Reuters is proving that it is a corporate-owned conservative media source by not pointing out this glaring discrepancy between what the rich oil execs claim and reality. In practice, they are poisoning the water-table (how can anyone imagine that they aren’t, given the technique?) for the sake of nothing but uninvested corporate profits.

Dec 28, 2012 4:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
EthicsIntl wrote:

Mega Elite Gangsters will stop at nothing to satisfy their insatiable appetite for more wealth.
It will not be long before the price of safe & clean water reaches that of gasoline.
Late on, bottled clean air to breath with will follow.
This is a Great world we live in..

Dec 28, 2012 9:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

Allowing industries to regulate themselves never works.

Those who pollute should pay for the clean-up. All too often, the polluters just move on and the cost of the clean-up is left for the tax-payer to pick up.

Dec 29, 2012 5:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
tahimaori wrote:

It’s always about the money & never the so called benefits to society.
Both Govt & Companies will try & gift wrap it with a big bow on top to fool the consumer. Not that fooling the consumer is a challenging task.
As always It’ll be this & the next generations that will carry the (Water) can for their lies & mistakes. Amazing how fast buck ventures get all the green lights but free energy initiatives are mothballed. Nice One EPA for putting up Stop signs & barriers even if they’re made out of cheese.

Dec 29, 2012 6:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

The Coal industry provide jobs that pay on average $55,000 to $85,000. Oil & Gas pays on average $35,000 to $105,000. It is imperative that the Democrats shut these industries down and replace them with part time jobs at Wall Mart. That is their American dream.

Dec 29, 2012 2:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gigimoderate wrote:

Since all life Revolves around water you would think that we would treat it as a priority. Has it Occurred to you how rich we our with natural resources while other countries like Saudi Arabia, India, Iraq, have little to no fresh water to drink or grow crops. Yet all we think about is short term gain and greed! Maybe a few more droughts, melting of the Glaciers, Contamination of our water supply, and a shortage of water will wake everyone up!

Dec 29, 2012 9:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

When all is said and done this fracking nightmare will make Love Canal look like nothing but a leaky water pistol.

Dec 30, 2012 9:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
fred5407 wrote:

Yah know, I don’t think any of you commentors knows what you are talking about. I think the oil or gas can be gotten safely out of the groud with careful planning and cooperation. What we do not need is regulation pushed by environmental groups who sit in ivory towers and exist on family money and government jobs. It is time that the environmental groups funded comprehensive studies before filing any lawsuits or making off the wall statements. “I think” is not good enough. We are developing renewable diesel and jet fuels, yet you don’t hear about the progress. The progress in these clean industries does not generate controversy and that is what the Government, the Educational System, and the Media feed upon.

Dec 30, 2012 1:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OneCitizen wrote:

Fracking will be the biggest domestic environmental disaster ever. Sacrificing our water resources when other forms of clean energy exist, is patently insane.

Dec 30, 2012 3:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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