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  •  Every cubic foot (0+ / 0-)

    of recovered natural gas means a shovel full of coal won't get burned.

    •  Not really.... (0+ / 0-)

      Spend some time looking at a company like DTE Energy, and they are doing plenty of both natural gas and coal combustion and expansion of their coal market to Europe.

    •  And so fracking which can involve toxic and/or (0+ / 0-)

      carcinogenic chemicals is somehow okay? It's okay to poison our underground water but not our climate?

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 04:04:25 PM PST

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      •  Its not ok (0+ / 0-)

        but I spent a couple of weeks looking for evidence of fracking/water pollution to submit as comments to FERC against fracking to increase natural gas exports.

        I found very little; a bad well in Wyoming, one in Pennsylvania, one in Colorado, a few dead cows in Louisiana; very limited impacts.

        I found no evidence of fracking/water pollution where I needed it the most-- in the massive fracking fields in the Bartlett and Haynesville Shales, which cover thousands of square miles east of Dallas and on the Texas/Ark/Louisiana state line.

        And I wanted that evidence very bad, but it wasn't there. I've seen the burning faucets in Gasland, but that doesn't translate into meaningful scientific evidence of chronic water pollution from fracking.

        I had to submit comments to FERC with only a couple of sentences out of 44 pages on fracking/water pollution.

        •  Well surely we can't translate all formations to (0+ / 0-)

          this one, large or not. Plus we don't know exactly what they are using in terms of chemicals since that's secret, though we know some of them.

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 11:39:19 PM PST

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