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Fracking Hell: The Untold Story

Hits: 7104 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: blackcatseye
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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
 2660 Posts
Monday, April 16, 2012 11:15:50 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 5:58:32 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.

The sound they make is awful

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.

DFWBrysco
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 307 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:26:22 PM
Here in North Texas, we have the Barnett Shale which is considered by most to have the largest potential natural gas production in the United States.

With over 100,000 leases for fracking currently listed, we are lucky that the shale sits several thousand feed below the aquifers and main sources of water so this "leakage" really isn't possible (unless the injections can travel against gravity upwards) - but here is a little story from the Dallas Observer to give you more willies on a UT Study that shows the greater dangers of fracking...

Potential Pollution...

NOCASH
Male, 18-29, Canada
 423 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:13:15 PM
@madduck, we dont use fossil fuels simply because we can. The fact of the matter is we were stupid enough to design a world that runs off fossil fuels and non-renewable resources.............not such a great idea in hindsight but here we are now anyways.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24534 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:52:10 PM
Awesome!

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2660 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:31:18 PM
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.

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2660 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:17:31 PM
I saw the film Assland, as I like to call it, and then found a follow up video of him explaining something's such as the family whose water could be lit on fire was flammable BEFORE they started fracking, and he left that part out of his movie. Of course he's slanting the movie to fit his agenda.

Other things, the people idiodically sold their mineral rights for cash and have to accept that fact.

Go nuclear. That is all.

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:49:42 PM
@Mantistador
It's about how much d*ck you suck a day so they made a documentary on it.

Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 2:39:11 PM
someone do a TL;DW for me

eovogt
Male, 18-29, Canada
 197 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 2:34:06 PM
Just as bad as Canada's Oil sands, but they wont stop doing this...

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:50:34 PM
I live in Ohio and they've recently had to stop fracking near me because we had a record 14 earthquakes in the past year. None were very major, but it was a giant increase in seismic activity for our area.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25264 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:41:53 PM
@FoolsPrussia: Yeah, Germany's Not Doing So Well eh?

@jamie76: You forget one CRITICAL issue: Wind Farms Don't Work All The Time! Every kilowatt of 'wind power' needs a BACKUP! So you pay once for the 'backup' and then pay TRIPLE the price for the 'wind power'.
Sanity would suggest: only pay for the 'backup' and save billions of dollars, BUT NO!

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17031 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:24:10 PM
madduck: The sooner we get ourselves off from being dependent on foreign oil the better. That means we must explore and utilize our own domestic sources now.

CaptainPabst
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1253 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:21:17 PM
Humanity is a cancer on this planet

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3398 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:12:11 PM
Conservationism is ashamed to share a root word with Conservatism.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5665 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:11:37 PM
Crakr- sometimes I swear you are trolling. how can you possibly think fracking is okay? Why do you think is is a good idea to use all fossil fuels just because you can? It is bad housekeeping no matter what else....

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17031 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:46:37 AM
jamie: Wind farms have been killing rare birds like falcons, hawks, eagles, vultures and condors. The sound they make is awful and most people have resisted having them anywhere near where they live.

Even the Kennedys wouldn't allow them on Cape Cod.

Fracking is not as dangerous as environuts would have you believe, they just hate oil and gas so much they'll say anything to end it's exploration.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:51:20 AM
It comes down to environmental regulations and proper municipal water and wastewater treatment. That's all.

I don't see a problem with the core principle. It's the execution that sucks.

Rawrg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 935 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:41:03 AM
"Fracking can produce water issues if done carelessly. So regulate and monitor properly and it works ok, like pretty much any other industry."

This. People are so knee-jerk when it comes to issues like this, for example Germany is currently phasing out all nuclear power thanks to fudgeashima, despite the fact that nuclear power has resulted in far less deaths and monetary damage per capita than coal and gas power generation. Yes, it's horrible when it goes really wrong like Chernobyl, but countless miners have been injured, or died as a result of their work, and the water table can get ruined as a result of those as well.

Like Arcval said, just regulate it with safety and environmental standards, and it's fine.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2348 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:26:56 AM
I watched a news report on this one time and they were able to actually light water on fire right out of a families faucet....

yea progress...sure.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2348 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:25:55 AM
5Cats

wind farms don't make the water flammable. fracking does.
fracking is a form of oil production that in the past was considered too dangerous and costly to bother with. it is now being used out of desperation and because without folliwing the regs strictly, oil companies can rape it out of the land for less money.

the way it is being done now is terrible for the environment and yes wind farms can harm local animals but they do not leave the area filled with toxic chemicals. yes we need energy, no w do not need to wreck the place to make it.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:15:09 AM
Good report; I got a lot out of it.

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