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Fracking Hell: The Untold Story

Fracking is dangerous, learn some facts, also watch the film Gasland.

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Fracking Hell: The Untold Story. Fracking is dangerous, learn some facts, also watch the film Gasland.
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lawndartsftw
Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Monday, April 16, 2012 9:47:29 PM
In the areas where fracking is done, what will things be like (ground water, seismic, etc) 25 years from now ??? No one really knows, or can give any definitive answers, can they ?

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2681 Posts
Monday, April 16, 2012 11:15:49 AM
Ah yes, almightybob1. I do realize it usually takes longer, I was just stating that to keep the discussion going in case it didn't get approved.

And then even if it then did get approved, people could still talk about it.

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:27:11 AM
Sosueme, why is your initial reaction to ask about war/oil? There are other ways of producing/providing energy without using fossil fuels, or are you still in the last century? One of the major investors in the Gulf Wars/Afghanistan: Halliburton, one of the major investors in fracking: Halliburton. Oh yeah and what do we do with all the methane gas? Got an answer for that? And do you think it's OK to just extract all the gas from the Marcellus Shale and then come back in fifty years time and complain there is nowhere safe for people for live, no wildlife, no clean water? Maybe next time one of those wells in the Gulf of Mexico goes pop you should spend a little time on the nearest beach to get some perspective.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, April 16, 2012 5:58:31 AM
I have submitted the video I was reffering to.
If it doesn't get approved in about 12-16 hours I shall post the link here.


It`s approved and queued. But just for future reference, 12 hours is a bit quick to expect unless you happen to catch a mod online at the time like on this occasion :P

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, April 16, 2012 5:45:31 AM
Wind farms have been killing rare birds like falcons, hawks, eagles, vultures and condors.

True. They do kill a lot of birds.

[quote]The sound they make is awful[/quote]
Not true. At least, not true of Whitelee Wind Farm, Europe's second largest wind farm and just a few miles from where I live. I`ve gone cycling in amongst the pylons quite a few times, they`re very quiet until you get right up close. You certainly can`t hear anything from more than a hundred yards or so.
It`s quite unnerving actually, you can go and stand right under the blades and look up as they fly down towards you and look like they`re going to take your head off, cool but a bit scary :P


But there are other big problems with over-reliance on wind. Chiefly that you can`t rely on the wind.

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