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  •  I think the Society of Petroleum Engineers (4+ / 0-)

    has a lot of skin in the game. So I tend to advise that anyone looks at their stuff as bullshit in the defense of fracking.

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    by Crider on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 06:29:28 PM PDT

    •  It sounds like you don't think that science and (1+ / 0-)
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      engineering knowledge are the proper analytical and knowledge jurisdiction venues for
      review of the environmental safety of oil and gas drilling, well completion and production operations.

      •  They have skin in the game (1+ / 0-)
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        They have a lot to gain by lying about fracking. We've seen big oil's lying propaganda about climate change. I wouldn't trust those guys to mow my lawn.

        "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

        by Crider on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 07:16:08 PM PDT

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        •  Do you really think that it is the (1+ / 0-)
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          purpose and mission of a professional organization of engineers to lie about what they do?   You've
          never spent any time or ever had any interactions with engineers before, have you?

          •  I have spent plenty of time around engineers (0+ / 0-)

            of various stripes less likely to be compromised by their own dependency on special interests than the SPE. I can tell you that I wouldn't be surprised by them lying in the least.

        •  No, actually, they don't. SPE is not pro-fracking (0+ / 0-)

          or anti-fracking. Think of them as a voluntary association of engineers. They don't issue licenses.
          They do lobby, some.
          They're the SPJ of engineering.

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          by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:24:07 AM PDT

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