Skip to comments.Pennsylvania cattle quarantined from gas fracking contamination
Posted on 07/10/2010 2:22:27 PM PDT by Willie Green
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Funny thing is that the lefties will whine about the Cheney Exception when it was actually Bill Klinton’s Administration that let the gas industry be unregulated by the Clean Water Act.
The fracking gubmint keeps expanding and we’re all fracked...
Yeah, and there’s no fracking free lunch here - it’s a cost/benefit analysis.
This is one point of view. Contamination from fraking is rare.
“Indeed, this latest episode, despite the fact that the cattle don’t yet seem to have been harmed..”
In other words, despite no evidence at all “we’d” like you to get upset over something that “we” “feel” is wrong....
This is one point of view. Contamination from fraking is rare or common...we really don't know because complaints are often settled out of court by the oil/gas companies and there's not extensive regulation of the industry.
I think that any true conservative would believe that nobody has a right to inject something--which might intrude into your water supply--into the ground without revealing what it is. There's also an obligation against negligence, which means sufficient study and protection should be required prior to threatening other peoples' health and property rights.
Just how deep are these wells that they’re frackin’? How close to the surface are they placing the charges? I run a water company servicing 500 homes. When they started drillin’ gas wells near by, I expressed my concern. They told me that the gas wells would be thousands of feet deeper than my 275’ deep wells, and there was no concern at all about contamination.. nonetheless, as I was leaving their engineer’s office I mentioned that if they screwed up, I was gonna be the new owner of their company. So far, 10 years, no problems, but also no frackin’ that I’m aware of. Edge of the Cuyahoga River Valley.
Yeah, it’s ridiculous that they won’t let me shoot my gun in the town square. They stopped me even before they determined whether I’d hit anyone...can you believe it?!
—more parts-per-trillion hogwash from the environmental nutcase crowd-—
If a fracking leak was really that dangerous to cattle, 90% of the cattle in Texas would be dead. Heck its common for ranchers to be happy to get drilling pit water spread over their pastures. Even if there is a saltwater spill on the pasture, unless its ongoing, there’s little harm to cattle or the grasses. Just because they let us eat em, don’t mean they’re stupid enough to drink poison water!
Migration of fruits, nuts, and flakes out of New York City is a far greater threat to the Hudson Valley than fracking!
My guess is that the Whitehouse is “Obama approving” every negative article that can be written for oil, gas, coal etc...He still doesn’t get it....WE ALL USE ALL OF THESE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
LOL...it’s not necessarily the cattle or grasses that are harmed...it’s the red-blooded American carnivores who eat them!
I had a site (not fracking, but another “harmless waste” case) where the family stopped eating their own cattle when they started having more and more cancer in the family..but that didn’t stop them from selling their stock to others.
(That case was in Iowa...not implying Texas.)
Strata where water is are likely to be segregated. Yes, contamination does happen, but not often, and if it does it is because —as in the Gulf—some bookkeeper was trying to cut corners. Better get used to relatively clean water. Human beings, really, have never known anything else.
Natural gas comes in contact with humans and livestock every day. Its why it is called natural.
Upon what premises, and with what level of animal contamination was this action taken?
It sounds like GangGreen bureaucrats doing another Cloward/Piven action.