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View Diary: FRESHER Act & BREATHE Act Aim to End Nat. Gas Frackers' Exemptions from Water & Air Regulations (12 comments)

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  •  This is so true, in so many (3+ / 0-)

    different areas:

    If fracking doesn't present a danger to the safety of anyone's water and air, frackers won't be violating these laws anyway, so they don't need these exemptions.
    I weep for Pennsylvania, and elsewhere that is being fracked to hell.

    Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

    by emmasnacker on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 06:31:40 AM PDT

    •  Exactly, there is no (1+ / 0-)
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      good reason for these exemptions to exist. Our water and air are sacred, they must be protected from all threats by adequately enforced regulations, not intentionally ignored.

      Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Fighting Bob La Follette

      by ProgressivePatriotPA on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:54:50 AM PDT

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      •  Hydrogen Sulfide is not exempt from the (1+ / 0-)
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        Clean Air Act.   There are numerous hydrogen sulfide emission limitations published in federal and state rules and they are all based on the existing authority of the Clean Air Act to regulate hydrogen sulfide.

        Hydrogen sulfide is a 'New Source Review regulated pollutant' under current rulemaking published pursuant to the Clean Air Act.

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