Skip to comments.Vermont first state to ban fracking
Posted on 05/17/2012 9:48:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
(CNN) -- Vermont's governor has signed a bill making it the first U.S. state to ban fracking, the controversial practice to extract natural gas from the ground.
"This is a big deal," Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday. "This bill will ensure that we do not inject chemicals into groundwater in a desperate pursuit for energy."
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More energy policy stupidity from our Left.
“...desperate pursuit for energy.”
That was funny. Seriously. :-)
VT is also known for having more dumbasses than any other state!
And of course the Gov. makes his point with a typical liberal lie. Groundwater is not affected by fracking.
Politicians only recognize science when it suits them.
Like injecting Ritalin into schoolkids.
Vermont isn’t a very big state. With horizontal drilling, an oil company can put a rig just over the state line and still drill Vermont’s resources...without Vermont getting a penny of revenue.
Assuming Vermont has anything worth fracking to begin with.
we need a federal law making it illegal to sell oil, gasoline, or gas to any state that bans fracking!!!
Energy companies should boycott the non-contributing state.
Eff'em. It is time to play hardball with these anti-humanists.
In related news, Kansas has banned offshore wind farms.
Be sure to buy Michigan Maple syrup next time.
There is no oil in Vermont. Or gas. IIRC the state rests on solid granite.
Radon they got, but no oil or gas.
Just another cheap thrill from a liberal.
And in related news, Kansas bans swimming after dark on all of its ocean beaches and Florida will ban wild polar bear hunting within the state.
>>>All forms of natural gas and natural gas generated electricity should be cut off from Vermont.<<<
And every and all tax revenue generated nationally by oil & gas energy companies should be proportionally withheld from Vermont and other fossil-fuel hating states.
Fracking product producers should refuse to sell their products to anyone in the state.
I heard Iowa is going I ban offshore drilling too.
Sounds like VT should be rewarded with higher natural gas prices.
Come on over to New Hampshire. From there you can drill out everything beneath Vermont and not give them “one thin dime”.
Worked in Vermont for eight summers in the 60’s the people there at that time were pretty conservitive. The influx of Gays and metrosexuals screwed the place up!
The people of Vermont are hypocrites of the highest order...
“This bill will ensure that we do not inject chemicals into groundwater in a desperate pursuit for energy.”
I like the use of “desperate,” there. Brings to mind oil executives in fine suits ripping out their fingernails while wildly digging at the ground, frothing at the mouth.
“Groundwater is not affected by fracking.”
Groundwater is affected by everything. It must be, given how often lefties are concerned about it.
Most groundwater is contaminated with Dihydrogen Monoxide.
Every pipeline company that maintains a natural gas pipeline into the godforsaken socialist state ought to turn off the valve. Let the little Marxists freeze.
I've been to that state exactly ONCE. Not going back.
That has to have turned the trick. Man, something looks as if it blew up.
Vermont is totally fracked up.
“of course the Gov. makes his point with a typical liberal lie”
By the way, they didn’t say, notice, that groundwater was affected by fracking. They just said this would “ensure” it wouldn’t. For instance, if someday, somehow fracking were to change into a process, that did poison groundwater, now that can’t happen. I imagine to them who wrote the bill it’s a perfectly reasonable assumtpion that without governments banning things even the most pristine and benign technique would eventually be corrupted by unwatched Big Oil Fat Cats.
Better ban than sorry. Unless you want cheap energy. But then you’re “desperate” for energy and can’t be trusted.
I'd invest in ANY company that advertised doing this.
“With horizontal drilling, an oil company can put a rig just over the state line and still drill Vermonts resources...without Vermont getting a penny of revenue.”
Call in the Burns Slant Drilling Co. to drink Vermont’s milkshake.
Vermont is too small to pull this stupid move. Haven’t they watched “There Will Be Blood.” New Hampshire will drink their milkshake.
Fine, let them freeze to death in the dark.
>> “This bill will ensure that we do not inject chemicals into groundwater in a desperate pursuit for energy.”
Very cool. Vermonters, freeze in the dark while you attempt to satisfy your thirst by licking ice cubes made of really pure groundwater.
My God this isn’t even a joke. The statement reeks of hatred for energy for human existence.
Seriously! If you inhale that stuff, it’ll kill you!
Besides, it corrodes metal and fish &@%# in it.
These are the same folks hell-bent on closing down the Vermont-Yankee Nuke PLant. Let um the dumb arses!
Funny thing is if the mountains in VT are an extension of the Appalachian ( was well as the Berkshires in Mass ) do they not also have "Gas" like they have in PA?
What formation may they have under their feet (i.e. other than York, Marcellus etc )?
I'm not a geologist, but I had a few such courses in college, and you don't have to have a degree in the subject to see many problems resulting from extensive fracturing of subterranean rock strata to release locked up oil/gas. The threat to aquifers is enormous. If you were depend on groundwater for your water needs, you'd oppose people who risk poisoning your well also!
How are humans going to multiply without fracking?!
And Vermont has negligible shale gas, so it’s the equivalent of Oklahoma banning whaling.
Heh....I thought this was a parody. No such luck...
That's a big BRAVO SIERRA!!
When the the rock strata are fractured, there is no way to know with certainty that the aquifer layers will not be violated. Our knowledge and mapping of the subsurface structures is imperfect; with a lot of guesswork involved. Once petroleum seeps into an aquifer, it's gone; forever.
It's just as wrong to fall for industry's lies as it is to parrot the eviro-weenies’ lies!
VT should be bslapped with an energy surcharge for this.
What is so funny about this, is there is no oil or gas or shale gas in Vermont.
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