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Anti-fracking lobby is humorous

Community Columnist

March 19, 2013

There is always news about the natural gas industry and the progress, surrounding the development of the Marcellus gas play in the are....

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Apr-25-13 9:49 AM

This is the worse and most ignorant article I have ever read. Trib, why do you let this trash be published. SHAME ON YOU.

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Apr-10-13 11:02 AM

millions of gallons of water used for one well so if it's only 1% toxic chemicals how much does that add up too....where does the trib get these fools??

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Apr-01-13 2:54 AM

This latest oil spill is REALLY funny! How about another "make fun of" column Mr. Moadus???

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Mar-29-13 10:54 AM

Those who oppose fracking are not opposing the final product, they are opposing the very real threat to our drinking water. Fracking will use a tremendous amount of good water and turn it into waste water that will never be able to be used again.This with the threat of illegal dumping of the waste water and accidental (?) spills are what the antifracking is all about. These are very real concerns folks!

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Mar-28-13 9:25 AM

So months ago when the Tribune Chronicle was screening for community columnists apparently prerequisites included having the same political and ideological views as the editorial staff. That's my speculation. This same drum gets beaten by this same writer every few weeks.

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Mar-27-13 2:35 PM

'MONGER - I want to meet you some day. You would be the only person in my life who knows it all. You must have left home when you were a teenager. Remember the sign that says...teenagers...leave home while you know it all!! That would be you.

There are inherant risks in everthing we do. As Modus said, there are natural gas pipes running under every home in town. Compared to the gas drilled and delivered to customers, the incident rate of failure is miniscule. If the gas you use was to be taken away from you because of your whining, I would bet you would STOP whining in a heartbeat.

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Mar-26-13 6:39 PM

Who cares what percent of fracking fluid is toxic? Keep all of it out of out of our local water table!

Seriously, but did you know the ocean is 96.5% water, but if you drank seawater for a few days it will kill you? And it only takes a cup of water in your lungs to drown. So what's this have to do with the potential threats fracking poses to our local water table? Nothing more than Moadus' columns on fracking.

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Mar-26-13 6:24 PM

Good grief, Moadus wants society to become dumber by lecturing us on "fracking chemicals" without applying any common sense or scientific logic.

Of course local gas lines are not a threat to our drinking water, they sit far above above our water table and they carry gases that cannot seep into our ground water. So what?

Another red herring, the varying toxicity of each fracking chemical is not even an issue of concern, but rather these concerned citizens you mock are unnerved by the very real possibility that our local drinking water will become contaminated with industrial wastes!

Still, I'd love to see Moadus drink a tall glass of fracking wastewater straight out of a tanker truck to prove how safe it is. It's 99% water, right? It must be safe, duh? Do it, Dan, for our local, state or national economy.

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Mar-26-13 5:43 PM

The sycophant Moadus contributes nothing to the public dialogue here notwithstanding quite a lot of words.

Maybe he wants a job with the industry as a local PR man, sucking up the deep pockets while pretending to represent us locals?

Please do your job Moadus for the good of our community and investigate the household in Mantua where a family next door to a fracking site has claimed their well water suddenly can be ignited straight out of the faucet!

Yeah, it's 100% safe alright, because they put a gag order into the lease contracts to keep landowners quiet when stuff happens and they put loopholes into The Clean Water Act (Halliburton loopholes) to make it very difficult to sue drilling companies...under federal law.

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Mar-19-13 2:56 PM

Glad to see you have accepted the word of the natural gas industry that the crap they pump into the earth and then discharge into the environment is completely safe. If it is so safe why did the industry insist on regulations allowing them to keep the contents of the fracking fluid confidential? If it is so safe, why not just tell us what is in that stuff? Of course, the steel industry was here for all those years and look what it got us, a polluted river and cancer rates higher than the rest of the country. But don't worry, the gas companies assure us this process is safe. No industry would ever lie just so it could make some money.

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Mar-19-13 1:48 PM

Yeah, great article. Analogizing lighting a pilot light to the regulation of a highly dangerous procedure where water supply, life and limb at stake daily. Make light of it, make fun of those who honestly express their views that are concerned for the safety and well being of everyone. Yeah great article!

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Mar-19-13 12:14 PM

This is a REALLY good article. If we didn't have the tree-huggers, who would tell us what is safe! Use your heads for something other than a hat rack, and maybe this county can move out of the Dark Ages!

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