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‘Fracking’ bosses would choke if tables turned

dispatch.com -- A “fracking” executive, a state legislator and an oil-and-gas-industry lobbyist walk into a bar.

They’re pretty pleased with the way they’ve managed to keep some of the chemicals in fracking liquid secret from the public, and they’re ready to celebrate.

Under a bill passed by the legislature last week, people who fear that the secret chemicals sickened them or polluted their water could find out what those chemicals are only by filing a lawsuit after the fact. This seems reasonable to the trio, toasting the victory.

“I don’t know why all the fuss in the first place,” says the lobbyist. “What is it about the process of injecting millions of gallons of chemical-laced water deep underground that makes people so nervous?”

They proceed to order drinks, then decide to have dinner, to


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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 8:56:47 PM


Pop.... I am not quite certain what you mean by ‘the truth will set you free’. You seem to use the phrase frequently, and it is getting old and worn.

What Jesus actually said was, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” MY Jesus would not be too thrilled with many of your comments on various threads.

Keep in mind….WWJD? Give Peace a Chance!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 8:17:43 PM

You know, it's funny, I asked the question below and NHLivefree inadvertantly answered it! LOL! They'll still oppose.

Why? Those that say they are opposed to hydraulic fracturing hide behind their true fear of lower natural gas prices continuing. They feel it threatens their green agenda. But they can't bear having people know the truth, so they continue to play the fear game, using emotion against logic.

All anyone needs to do is go to Disclosure

The information is there for all to see!

And the truth? Well, it will set you free!!!

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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 7:34:59 PM


Of course the paranoid shill of Big Oil and the smaller Big Drilling has displayed the usual industry paranoia and denial along with a touch of misinformation. The usual formula to avoid full and complete disclosure and minimize drilling expenses by not following best practices and real standards for the fracturing process. Accountability has always been avoided at all costs by the industry.

Pay no attention to that person behind the curtain and posing as the sodapop queen of TX. Misleading misinformation as usual.

Thanks orphancarguyPE for your now routine astute comments. The lastest process developed by a Canadian firm makes much more sense than pumping contaminants and toxins in a huge water mix and then simply dumping the huge amount of wastewater produced by the old process. If it is even slightly more expensive, it may not gain favor in this odd and secretive industry.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 2:36:24 PM


Excellent article T42....I would LMAO if it weren't so true!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 12:46:38 PM

OrphancarguyPE, I agree, as that technology continues to progress it is a great idea and will be aggressively persued. However, do you think that will stop the opposition to drilling???

However, the disclosure comment on the current process is misleading. It is disclosed, over 18,000 times on fracfocus.org and before that every chemical on site has always been required, by law, to be identified and labeled under OSHA.

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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 12:26:31 PM

Well, PatAZ and others...if it isn't disclosed, then how do you KNOW its safe?

Beside the point anyway--because using water (oil/gas insoluble in water) with ADDED CHEMICALS to make it dissolve is just plain wrong. A Canadian company is using a much simpler--and much SAFER--type of technology: super chilled natural gas injected under high pressure.

Its a win-win-win-win-win situation.
1) no local water is used, OR degraded. Its still there to be used safely by plants, animals and people without treatment.
2) the sudden intense cold/pressure (a hundred degrees or more in an instant) freezes and fractures the rock just as well as water does.
3) oil and natural gas and similar petroleum solids, liquids and gases dissolve into natural gas.
4) as it rewarms, pressure increases (Boyles Law etc) causing further fracturing, and providing a positive pressure flow back to the surface carrying along all the hydrocarbons it dissolves.
5) The natural gas can be all recovered and reused, and the water table isn't compromised. Remember, oil and water underground don't mix--unless you are crazy enough to be putting the chemical equivalent of a lot of soap/detergent (just a lot worse) that will MAKE it mix together--and stay down there forever.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 11:14:02 AM

BOOH! The boogie man cometh! LMAO!
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:57:01 AM

Bon appetit, frackers.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:53:15 AM

Sorry sloppy post "does"
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:52:19 AM

Exaggerated humor, well done. It do compare to the conversation with oil companies about fracking.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:19:53 AM

More nosnsense.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:09:25 AM

Just more completely unsubstantiated fear and paranoia propaganda.

Should we expect anything else out of the ignorant and clueless that continue to fall victim to their bogie man fears???
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 8:08:38 AM

From the opinion/op-ed pages of the Columbia Dispatch,
and a clear violation of submission guidelines.

Not news, but a fable.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 5:39:56 AM

An "over the top" story that makes an excellent point!
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 5:32:51 AM

We're dedicated to reducing our use of unnatural gas in any way possible so as not to support these folks with our cash.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 3:59:40 AM

Levity much appreciated.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 3:59:28 AM

So true and to the point! I love it!
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 2:22:17 AM

Best article posted today that won't make the 'posted' area. Love the humor
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 12:37:45 AM

Thanks for the post -- sometimes it takes humor and satire to get folks' attention to serious matters.

Anyway it beats articles shilling fracking.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 12:09:43 AM

Cute!!
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 12:04:35 AM

and that is how it is.....
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:59:25 PM

Too hilarious! Imagine dining out and having this happen within earshot of your table, lol!
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:49:08 PM


Thanks for a great article by Joseph Blundo, Columnist, at the Columbus Dispatch.

No wonder the drilling industry refuses to disclose all the "secret" ingredients. They are just 'imitating' the food and restaurant industry.

It all makes perfect sense now!!!

[Edited by: NHLiveFree at 6/1/2012 12:50:48 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:48:27 PM

Correct jrsva!
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:44:57 PM

lets get rid of BUSINESS AS USUAL in November
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:44:29 PM

america is choking with gas over $1.25 a gallon
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:44:24 PM

Interesting - Thanks for posting.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:44:01 PM

Let's hope the tables turn.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:41:43 PM

i want to be part of this class action suit against the frackers
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:41:24 PM


Good story but it is clearly labeled as an opinion column so it does not qualify for Newsville.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:41:06 PM

Baloney- drill- get oil- get the economy moving- or we all die anyway.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:38:48 PM

Hilarious.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:36:32 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:35:30 PM

Unfortunately all too true.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:34:20 PM

might be a true story.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:33:16 PM

Another blonde joke, again?
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:32:57 PM

Sounds like the truth to me.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:30:20 PM

yes
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:29:11 PM

Good one.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:27:25 PM

Best joke I have read this year; shame it has to be based on the truth ;)
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Missed 1st post here.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:25:53 PM

Loved it! Shame it's the truth and not a joke.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:24:45 PM

Is that the 'del' button?
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:24:11 PM

Great article!
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Message Posted: May 31, 2012 11:18:02 PM


Impossible to capture this in a snippet.

This is a short 'must read' .... click the link ;0}
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