Skip to comments.CO anti-fracking group hopes New York Times ad wins first lady’s support
Posted on 05/13/2012 6:40:22 PM PDT by AmonAmarth
In a full-page advertisement in Saturdays New York Times, Mrs. Obama was asked to help hit the pause button on the controversial oil and gas drilling procedure.
The ad, sponsored by the group The Mothers Project, was co-signed by several Colorado groups, including ones in Green Valley Ranch and Aurora.
Janet Damon of Green Valley Ranch Families Against Fracking said she hopes national leaders from our First Lady Obama to our President to the wives of other congressmen would look and say this is something no mother should have to worry about.
Damon and Sonia Skakich-Scrima of What the Frack?! Arapahoe believe the high-pressure underground drilling technique is hurting the environment and must be slowed and stopped.
What mother could go to sleep at night knowing that as their children are sleeping and breathing this air and drinking this water that there is a chance and a possibility that we could be poisoning our children? Damon wondered. I dont think anyone wants to be the guinea pig in this.
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Janet Damon, Colorado Progressive Coalition organizer and project
These silly moms never care about where the energy they use to drive the kids to soccer practice and cook the food on the stove comes from?
Obama’s Colorado campaign director is an anti fracking activist.
Eh, tell ‘em to go frack ‘emselves!;)
Fracking contaminates drinking water. One claim is that fracking creates cracks in rock formations that allow chemicals to leach into sources of fresh water. The problem with this argument is that the average shale formation is thousands of feet underground, while the average drinking well or aquifer is a few hundred feet deep. Separating the two is solid rock. This geological reality explains why EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, a determined enemy of fossil fuels, recently told Congress that there have been no “proven cases where the fracking process itself has affected water.”
Fracking fluids likewise fail to match the toxic and cancerous opprobrium alleged by anti-drilling campaigns. More than 99.5 percent of the fluids consist of water and sand. The other 0.5 percent is chemicals to keep sand particles suspended in the liquid, fight bacterial growth and improve gas production.
Although industrial chemicals once were used, almost all of todays are vegetable oil and chemicals used in cheese, beer, canned fish, dairy desserts, shampoo and other food and cosmetic products.
If obama wins re-election there are new EPA regulations ready to go on fracing.
My job on the Bakken will be lost i believe
So lets hope that wookie jumps headfirst into the fray. Then we can blame her for high gas prices. Sounds good to me.
Isn’t pipe run down a shaft as well, to carry fracking liquid past the water table? The idea being of course to send the liquid down where it is wanted, and not lose any at higher levels. Some people might fear that like overfilling a bottle, frack liquid backs up around the well shaft to the level of the water table. I suppose frack liquid could be pumped in to that point, but it would be way, way more than needed. Adding harmless tracers to the frack liquid and watching for their appearance in the water table ought to answer that question with finality.
The Wookie gives me gas.
After fracking has been employed in Texas and Oklahoma for around sixty years? Guinea pig?!!!
There is no ignorant woman like an ignorant liberal woman.
Janet Damon is evidently a librarian, working with the Denver Public Library. Nonetheless, she is one dumb bitch!
This is B******t. The gas nis there, and can power us for hundreds of years, The oil is there and can poswer planes, trains and automobiles and MASS FREAKING TRANSIT BUSSES for years....Will windmills power a mile long intermodal freight? Never. Will solar panels power a commuter jet flying from Elmira to Detroit? Not in a zillion years....
So, go pound sand you eco-terrorists.
How can a LIBRARIAN be so uninformed about matters scientific and geologic? Surely if someone had access to all the books about it, she could.
It will only hasten Barack’s political demise for the Wookie to buy into this... I frankly wish she would.
The drillshaft is encased by one -- often two courses -- of concrete casing well past the water table. That's in order to block the very circumstance you've posed.
Makes sense to me — plug the hole up so that the fracking liquid actually WILL frack and not just, under pressure, come back up the hole that was drilled.
Maybe short lived radioactive tracers could/should be added to frack liquid just to prove to doubting Thomasinas, once and for all, that no it’s not getting into the water table.
Everybody agrees that filthy water and polluted air is our main goal.
I want all my grand children to die from filthy water that we made them drink.
Good God, don't these libs think about anything before they say it?
Agreed, it all starts with one liberal, like Janet Damon, who spreads dis-information to all gullible people around them, in this case neighborhood moms, and they start a silly movement like this to “save the planet” and that we must “think about the children” without really seeking out the facts. oy vey
Apparently, Janet Damon is a well-educated liberal. Which means she knows only what her liberal faith tells her. And has no idea what she doesn't know.
Hmmm...I’m suburban mom and you’re a noob. We moms are generally well regarded on FR. I gave up my good job years ago to be with my little, now big, guy.
I have no problem with fracking. Good manners always elude people of your mindset.
No need. Fracking fluids have their own distinctive trace ingredients, which are on record for each well.
To date, none of these trace ingredients have shown up in the water table or anybody's well.
The only occasions of pollution by fracking fluids have occurred in surface spills -- readily remedied a carrying a clear liability.
And, modern fracking liquid is biodegradable, no? So the remediation consists of inoculating the spill with appropriate bacteria which eats up the chemicals involved.
My apologies, and let me rephrase that for you so you won’t be offended.
“Logical thinking eludes SOME suburban moms”
Yes, I am a noob, but not really, I have been a lurker for 11 years before I finally joined FR in March.
PS, I grew up in MPLS, loved biking the parkway around the lakes during the warm months.
People who object to fracking are either a.) stone ignorant or b.) willfully pursuing an anti-energy agenda.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday issued a proposed rule governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands that will for the first time require disclosure of the chemicals used in the process.
I was on my first Frac Job in 1966. The first recorded frac job was in 1947, oil based, Stanolind Oil, Hugoton gas field in Kansas.
We have been fracing wells for 65 years. This controversy is not about possible contamination of ground water. These frac jobs are far below the fresh water tables, sometimes by many thousands of feet. This controversy is about a group of far left environmental zealots that do not want us to be energy independent and many of these same Zealots want the United States to fail as a great nation.
Apparently, fracking is a very hot issue in a lot of communities. In a small town (Fountain City) in western Wisconsin not far from where I live there has been an attempt to build a fracking plant close to the town. My wife and I just drove up the river and through the town, and we saw hundreds of yard signs against building a fracking plant. I saw only one pro-fracking sign. Of course, more than a few anti-fracking signs also had “Recall Walker” signs in their yards as well.
To He!! with the First Wookie and the enviroliars.