Skip to comments.Fracking Near the Everglades?
Posted on 02/21/2014 4:27:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Fracking, a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique, has used 250 billion gallons of water and 2 billion gallons of chemicals since 2005, according to a September report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, Environment Floridas national federation. Unfortunately, some of those same impacts may be coming to South Florida near Big Cypress and the western Everglades.
Last spring, an out-of-state drilling company applied for a permit to drill a 13,900 foot deep exploratory gas drilling well in close proximity to a relatively densely populated residential area known as Golden Gate, just miles from a string of parks created to preserve Big Cypress Swamp and the historic Everglades.
While the application has been approved, citizens still have the chance to stop this project by speaking out to local and federal officials. Environment Florida is working to build the momentum we need to keep special places, like Big Cypress and the Everglades, off-limits to dangerous and destructive drilling.
No reporter bias there.
People who went rabid over Michele Bachmann saying that we could drill for oil in the everglades can keep their mouths shut.
Fracking is NOT a drilling technique. It is a well completion method which enhances oil recovery.
When the media are so incredibly ignorant of even such fundamentals, you are guaranteed even more ignorance in the rest of the article.
Wow they start with a filthy lie right off the bat. Stopped reading after that.
a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique,
Really? How so?
Can they prove this bald assertion or is merely saying it settled science.
Before 10 words are written, you can see these aholes are slanted so far left they crap on their left foot.
But beyond a bitter snark, how in the world do you go about confronting this and stopping it? They know they are wrong and they simply do not care. Meanwhile the headline one paragraph low info voter forms their opine and votes
Check out THIS bias:
I remember how Jeb Bush, the Hope of the Republican Party for 2016, put the kibosh on off-shore drilling back in the early 2000’s.
Didn’t want to spoil the ocean views of his rich donors.
I am of the impression the river of grass has been nearly destroyed by the rebuilding of aligator alley?
raised freeway working like a dyke preventing water flow to Florida Bay.
dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique
Three lies in a single six word phrase.
Who can spot all three?
If BIG SUGAR don’t like it, it ain’t gona happen. PERIOD.
They have been drilling for oil in the Everglades for years.
Oil drilling has expanded in western Everglades
Michele Bachmann comment highlights years of industry operations
September 12, 2011|By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel
Republican politicians caught flak recently for suggesting oil exploration in the Everglades, but it’s actually been going on there for decades.
In fact, in the past year oil drilling in the western Everglades has quietly expanded.
BreitBurn Energy Partners, a Los Angeles company that has acquired leases on three South Florida oil fields, drilled five new wells in 2010 and 2011 on the eastern edge of Big Cypress National Preserve, a rugged wilderness inhabited by panthers, blackbears and more than two dozen other protected species.
Having driven the alley several times my impression is there is water on both sides, although the canal from which the roadway platform was excavated has the most water.
We had camped at the Collier state park and I asked the wildlife presenter in confidence about boa constrictors/pythons. She said Shhh! we can’t talk about them.
Then you drive down the trail and see the impenetrable jungley swamp on the south side and you wonder about the feasibility of snake hunts for bounty.
I live in an area with hundreds of fracking wells. I’d say the technique uses almost no water. However the anti-fracking people kept saying the water would get polluted and wells would run dry. I really see no opposition to fracking anymore in my area.
I think the blue line at the top is the ground water level.
Yup. Its amazing how many FReepers discovered their inner tree hugger to attack Bachmann for being so “stupid” as to suggest that we could safely drill in the everglades.