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Old 05-16-2012, 13:59   #1
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Vermont bans fracking

Vt. becomes 1st state to ban hydraulic fracturing - Houston Chronicle

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont's governor has signed into law the nation's first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing.

There's no drilling currently happening in Vermont, which is believed to have little to no reserves of oil or natural gas.
What a waste of Vermont tax payers' money. Maybe Texas should ban maple syrup harvesting and Florida should ban ski lifts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 15:32   #2
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Vermonters are better able to organize against polluters

Fracking as currently practiced is an abomination.
'Close Encounters' With Gas Well Pollution : NPR
With Gas Boom, Pennsylvania Fears New Toxic Legacy : NPR
Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers : NPR
Medical Records Could Yield Answers On Fracking : NPR
Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers : NPR
Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR
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Vt. becomes 1st state to ban hydraulic fracturing - Houston Chronicle



What a waste of Vermont tax payers' money. Maybe Texas should ban maple syrup harvesting and Florida should ban ski lifts.
Huge loss there with Vermont sitting on those massive reserves and all. Whats next? No moose hunting in Alabama?
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Huge loss there with Vermont sitting on those massive reserves and all. Whats next? No moose hunting in Alabama?
No different then no offshore drilling off the florida coat.
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What the frack is their problem? LOL

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So, Vermont has stupid government.
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You're thinking of Texas.
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No, I'm thinking. You're not.
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there is believed to be little to no natural gas or oil beneath the surface in Vermont.
Not that there is no drilling in Vermont. It's believed to have little-no gas.

Also, Vermont is right next to New York.
New York is one of the states, along with Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, where gas drillers have flocked because of the Marcellus Shale, a massive underground rock formation estimated to contain 84 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas
However, I will admit that I don't agree with banning fracking. There's still potential in the process.
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Sure there is. But the way they're doing it now is heedlessly destructive and toxic.

Fracking is causing tremendous and, in many ways, irreversible harm to people and the environment. Much of it should be banned in its present form. The only reason it isn't is Cheney's Halliburton loophole.
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I guess if they ban fracking it will solve any future overpopulation problems. I suppose there will be a big surge in vibrator sales and a lot of guys walking around with really strong wrists.
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I think this is a good time to point out that the near surface oil in the Northeast is directly related to the massive natural gas deposits there.

Nothing to do with biogenic sources, but abiogenic evidence that below the North East, is geology that supports not only crude oil, but natural gas in massive amounts.

The sooner the "West" becomes aware that fossil fuels are anything but, the better for all consumers, and the sooner that idiots like those in Vermont leadership are voted out of office, being seen for the fools they are.

What the fools in Vermont don't see is that oil and gas is everywhere, it's not easy to get everywhere. (Or in commercial amounts, IE: Too expensive to get at.)

But, technology like Fracking allows the existing natural gas to be obtained, and since we all know, that using this technology, the COST of natural gas in the USA is about as low as it's ever been, this drives down cost of energy.

Why put in a 20 million dollar wind farm, that at best, only produces say 10 megawats, when you can spend 10 million on a clean burning natural gas turbine plant that can produce 100 megawats? Duh.
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They ought to be the last ones to complain about higher gas prices, more dependence on foriegn oil then right after all every chocie has a consiquience.
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