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  •  There is no valid scientific case at all for a ban (0+ / 0-)

    on the practice of hydraulic fracturing.

    Any enactment of a ban on the technique of hydraulic fracturing would have the immediate collateral effect of shutting down the great majority of oil and natural gas production and exploration activities now going on in the United States.

    The collateral consequence of banning fracking would be to drive both oil and natural gas prices to levels never before seen, and to jeopardize public safety through supply disruptions in northern climates of the United States that rely on natural gas for space heating.

    The anti-fracking ban promoters are nothing less than science deniers   -- they are a movement that practices what would be considered as scientific misconduct by those who are the stewards of geological engineering, geology and hydrology.....   the people who know and understand oil and gas well construction and process safety.

    •  So are you suggesting that this article (0+ / 0-)

      (here) which was front paged is somehow false?

      Are you actually trying to defend the use of chemicals, some of which are carcinogens, in fracking?

      Are you suggesting that anything that lessens climate change gases is better, even if they are still poison?

      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 04:02:52 PM PST

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      •  There is nothing at all in that article that is/.. (0+ / 0-)

        ...a valid scientific basis for a ban on hydraulic fracturing.   and. yes, much of that article is severely overstated or mis-stated declarations on risk from hydraulic fracturing operations.

        •  Unfortunately, much of the anti-fracking camp (0+ / 0-)

          is engaging in a type of 'group think' that very destructive and damaging in my opinion.

        •  If that's the case, you need to write a diary of (0+ / 0-)

          why fracking is so swell. There are experts here as credible as you are on the other side of the issue.

          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 05:57:45 PM PST

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