Fracking: A boon or a bust

Hydrofracking to release natural gas is growing at an incredible rate. I consider it unnecessary irreversible destruction that we shall regret. What are your thoughts? What is the justification?

One of my concerns these days is the single focus on MONEY. It seems that there are increasing numbers of people who will stop at nothing to amass wealth.

While the effects are being debated, I have not seen a valid argument in favor of Fracking that will justify what I consider to be inevitable destruction to our earth. I shall predict that within my lifetime, we shall see irreversible, dramatic and costly effects to our health and our water.

I am not particularly concerned that the resulting natural gas is causing a work stoppage in the coal industry but that is one more effect.

Do you consider yourself informed? What are your concerns or why do you lack concerns for Fracking? Would you want it in Maryland? Should it be allowed anywhere?

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Rusty Vaughan December 09, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Hey, Mr. Tommy, what in my opening statement gave cause for you to think that I was setting this up as a debate rather than a discussion to mutually share information? What also caused you to believe that I have no knowledge on my subjects? Would it not be very arrogant to post information and to suggest that is all there is on a subject? I suggest that it is a popular mistake today to presume that the speaker does not know his subject just because he asked a question. It is often a tactic that a presenter will create a vacuum by asking that question and into it rush headlong all those... well... let's say .. who are less thoughtful.
Rusty Vaughan December 11, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Richard, Tommy, Chris, and Jerry, there is more than one scintilla of evidence available for your perusal. Before you believe too much of what you read either for or against, be sure to look at who wrote it and what financial interests they are serving. Here is an event coming up where you can ask questions and get specific answers http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=231&Itemid=48&year=2013&month=01&day=09&title=frack-water-taste-test-in-annapolis&uid=600713e5d00ebabc59d2794725923345 Facts about Fracking you can read would be at www.marcellusprotest.org. They make some eye opening statements you can have in writing and research if you like. And finally, what impressed me the most was the families who have least, lived on or next to the Fracking site land. They put a booklet together with their stories. That booklet is available Steel Valley Printers, 107 East 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120. There is a charge for the 43 page book. I bought one and consider it a wealth of information to help learn more about the effects of Fracking.
Richard Hertz December 14, 2012 at 06:19 AM
"Before you believe too much of what you read either for or against, be sure to look at who wrote it and what financial interests they are serving." Man, if you could only practice what you preach. Are you naive enough to believe that the only interests that matter are financial interests? Do you think the families putting out their own brand of propaganda don't have vested interests, even if they're not financial? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578173211776311982.html?mod=djemEditorialPage_h The thing that bugs me the most about your posts is how you prance around pretending to be interested in truth, no matter where it takes you, all the while wearing blinders that lead you in only one direction...left. You're a leftist. Just admit it and be done with your feigned open-mindedness (if I'm wrong, and you really are open to non-leftist ideas, please provide citations where you started a dialog on the left and later changed to a non-left belief). You can't be all things to all people, but at least we can have an honest debate.
McGibblets December 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM
"There is not incentive to present a logical argument here" So you're confirming that incentives DO matter?
Richard Hertz December 28, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Speaking of the search for truth, Rusty, you would do well to take this article to heart. http://blog.independent.org/2011/04/19/truth-and-freedom-in-economic-analysis-and-economic-policy-making/


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