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I drank fracking fluid, says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
Washington Times ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 02/13/2013 7:34:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper went to unusually great lengths to learn firsthand the strides the oil and gas industry has made to minimize environmental harm from fracking.

The first-term Democrat and former Denver mayor told a Senate committee on Tuesday that he actually drank a glass of fracking fluid produced by oilfield services giant Halliburton.

The fluid is made entirely “of ingredients sourced from the food industry,” the company says, making it safe for Mr. Hickenlooper and others to imbibe.

“You can drink it. We did drink it around the table, almost rituallike, in a funny way,” he told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. “It was a demonstration. … they’ve invested millions of dollars in what is a benign fluid in every sense.”

Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota Democrat, found humor in the governor’s admission and asked if the experience was part of some bizarre occult practice.

“No, there were no religious overtures,” Mr. Hickenlooper responded.

While some laughed at the governor’s statement, he brought up the incident to make a serious point: that oil and gas companies have taken major steps forward in fracking technology.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; fracking; hickenlooper

1 posted on 02/13/2013 7:34:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 02/13/2013 7:37:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SeekAndFind
I drink fracking fluid. I bathe in fracking fluid. I cook with fracking fluid. I clean with fracking fluid. I pave my driveway with fracking fluid. I use fracking fluid on my cuts and bruises. I have sex, lubricating with fracking fluid. My pets are made out of fracking fluid. Fracking fluid rains on my house.

Fracking fluid.

3 posted on 02/13/2013 7:38:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: SeekAndFind

CleanStim® Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid System
http://www.halliburton.com/ps/default.aspx?pageid=4184&navid=93&Subtopic=CleanStim


4 posted on 02/13/2013 7:38:54 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtcXXbuR244


5 posted on 02/13/2013 7:40:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Lazamataz

That’s fracking fantastic, Laz!


6 posted on 02/13/2013 7:41:43 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Lazamataz

I pave my driveway with fracking fluid.?.......How is tat possible? unless you add cement with it?.......


7 posted on 02/13/2013 7:42:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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I drank fracking fluid, says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

And it probably tasted better than Coors Light.

8 posted on 02/13/2013 7:43:39 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember, “shaken, not stirred”.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 7:46:42 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure, he says it was OK, but I wonder if he noticed it has 3% less alcohol in it since Maker’s Mark started diluting it.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 7:50:23 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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“I drank fracking fluid”

I don’t recommend it, and perhaps should have cautioned folks not to try this at home!


11 posted on 02/13/2013 7:57:39 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Chickenpooper can serve it int he bars he owns....


12 posted on 02/13/2013 7:58:25 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

you can be certain what the name of the hottest new cocktail is going to be...

“Frack, on the rocks”

“Frack’n water”

“Gimme a Frack and make it a double”


13 posted on 02/13/2013 8:07:21 AM PST by bigbob
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To: dirtboy

Your statement implies that Coors Light actually tastes like something.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 8:11:53 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And I’ll bet it was tastier than the koolaid he’s been drinking for the last four years...


15 posted on 02/13/2013 8:15:48 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fracking fluid is dangerous! It contains hydrogen hydroxide, which kills thousands of people every year!


16 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:08 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: bigbob

“Frack me!”


17 posted on 02/13/2013 8:20:30 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I hear that dihydrogen monoxide is even deadlier!


18 posted on 02/13/2013 8:24:42 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: SeekAndFind

That’ll get wide, prominent attention in the Obamamedia...NOT!


19 posted on 02/13/2013 8:30:02 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
It actually is Dihydrogen oxide. It is an industrial solvent used in nuclear power plants. It is a a very corrosive material which will dissolve iron and steel with prolonged exposure. It can cause sever burns in its gaseous state. Prolonged exposure will result in skin deformation, and excessive sweating and urination when ingested in large amounts. Breathing dihydrogenoxide can result in death
20 posted on 02/13/2013 8:31:31 AM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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I hear that dihydrogen monoxide is even deadlier!

That's correct; there are a huge number of deaths each year due to being submerged in the stuff!

21 posted on 02/13/2013 8:33:02 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Scott: "Does it mix well with Scotch"

McCoy: "I imagine it would work."

Scott: (grabs bottle) "I'll let ya know."

22 posted on 02/13/2013 8:42:19 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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The amazing thing is that on the average 60% of the
human body is Dihydrogen Monoxide, and it makes up
70% of the human brain!


23 posted on 02/13/2013 8:42:59 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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RE: I hear that dihydrogen monoxide is even deadlier!

Tell me about it. Hurricane Sandy gave us too much of it.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 8:48:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

cue laughing battlestar galactica nerds....


25 posted on 02/13/2013 9:20:46 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It;s like having sex in a canoe. Fracking near water.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 10:42:58 AM PST by llevrok (The only thing Obama has achieved are rapid executive orders.)
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To: GraceG; george76; dljordan; dynachrome; unkus; loungitude; Washi; RandallFlagg; MileHi; G Larry; ...
Maybe Chickenpooper can serve it in the bars he owns....

I wouldn't make light of this. Fracking being harmless, this is heresy! Think of Hanoi Jane. Some in the DNC will view this as treason. They might want to excommunicate Hickenlooper. The next thing he might say is that fear of anthropogenic global warming is just scare mongering for crony capitalism!

27 posted on 02/16/2013 8:44:06 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ask him again in thirty years. :)


28 posted on 02/22/2013 2:28:01 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: slapshot

Sadly, it’s been found in numerous swimming pools throughout the Country, and is known to drip off air conditioners regardless of chlorofluorocarbon factors.


29 posted on 02/22/2013 3:03:49 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the fracking Idiots wonder why some call them fracking Useful.

FU Hickenlooper, and the frackwagon you rode in on.


30 posted on 02/22/2013 6:30:57 AM PST by TArcher
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To: Lazamataz

“Some of my best friends are fracking fluid.”


31 posted on 02/22/2013 7:06:18 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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