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Fracking Near the Everglades?
Bradenton Times ^ | 2/19/14

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 Florida’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bias; energy; environment; fl; florida; fracking; hydrofrac; media; oil
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The Florida media is beginning to percolate with anti-business rhetoric....the left's side is applauded, while the jobs and economic advances brought about by oil exploration is being given short shrift....or ignored completely.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 4:27:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida ping!


2 posted on 02/21/2014 4:29:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Fracking,” a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique,

No reporter bias there.

3 posted on 02/21/2014 4:29:19 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

People who went rabid over Michele Bachmann saying that we could drill for oil in the everglades can keep their mouths shut.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 4:29:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The media has its head up it's sphincter. The statement “Fracking,” a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique,... is fundamentally incorrect.

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.

5 posted on 02/21/2014 4:31:50 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow they start with a filthy lie right off the bat. Stopped reading after that.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 4:34:26 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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
stupidly again.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 4:34:35 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Yo-Yo; All

Check out THIS bias:

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24782836/fracking-fears


8 posted on 02/21/2014 4:36:49 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 4:39:08 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 4:40:19 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SoFloFreeper

dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique

Three lies in a single six word phrase.

Who can spot all three?


11 posted on 02/21/2014 4:41:49 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If BIG SUGAR don’t like it, it ain’t gona happen. PERIOD.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 4:43:23 AM PST by DeaconRed (Thank you GOD for George Washington and all our founding Fathers. Tell Lucifer to take 0 back.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-09-12/news/fl-everglades-oil-20110912_1_oil-drilling-oil-fields-south-florida-wildlands-association


13 posted on 02/21/2014 4:47:03 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Joe Boucher

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.
.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 4:47:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 4:47:16 AM PST by Varda
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think the blue line at the top is the ground water level.

16 posted on 02/21/2014 4:48:56 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: McGruff
Correct:

Diagram of a Typical Hydraulic Fracturing Operation

17 posted on 02/21/2014 4:53:54 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Even as these boilerplate propaganda pieces go, this one is amazingly sub-par. Did this so called 'reporter' even graduate from grade school? I suppose it doesn't matter, as long as they are willing to squawk the party line.

Florida Freeper


18 posted on 02/21/2014 5:06:37 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 5:08:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: thackney

That’s brilliant!


20 posted on 02/21/2014 5:10:37 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: Smokin' Joe
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.

I'm sure they're talking about assault fracking.

21 posted on 02/21/2014 5:17:45 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Collier County is wealthy, Republican, and conservative, with the Golden Gate area being relatively working class and more affordable in its housing costs. Local sentiment will tend to strongly favor fracking as a potential source of revenue and employment.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 5:20:31 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; All
Check this out:

At first I thought it was an editorial. Then I looked, it's signed by "EnvironmentFlorida."

At the bottom of the article, it says yet if you click on the link..you get a PAGE NOT FOUND.

We need to do a little research..What's "EnvironmentFlorida" and what is the Bradenton Times...

23 posted on 02/21/2014 5:22:29 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Joe Boucher

“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.”

“Dykes” is precisely the word. The Enviro-whacko dykes, Nancy Boyz, and rest of the ‘usual suspects’ in the Environmental Freak Show have turned the Everglades into an object lesson on the dangers of allowing government to own land to ‘protect’ it.

Here’s my “Modest Proposal of the Day”:
Fund Liberal Programs By Doubling The Taxes Of Democrats.

The credit/debit cards of all registered Democrats would be coded “Double this account’s tax”. And it would be so debited.

;-)


24 posted on 02/21/2014 5:25:41 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bias is right. No kidding. Particularly that sinkhole in Louisiana: Didn't know they were drilling for oil atop a salt formation.../s (not like facts are hard to find)

What a logo, too


25 posted on 02/21/2014 5:33:13 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: bert

“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.”

Control of unwanted societal pests by bounty works well, be the pest a person or a python. Doubters are invited to ask the ghost of Jessie James about the efficacy of bounty hunters.

Why no bounty on pythons?

Because money paid for bounties on dead pythons is money not spent on bureaucrats occupying a government position at the Democratic feeding trough!

What do you want, dead pythons or a bumper crop of Democratic bureaucrats?

Well?

;-)


26 posted on 02/21/2014 5:36:26 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
DANGEROUS! DESTRUCTIVE!


27 posted on 02/21/2014 5:39:05 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Good morning.

I stopped right here: “Fracking,” a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique

And in the fwiw department, there are about 60 operational oil wells in the Everglades right now.

5.56mm

28 posted on 02/21/2014 5:39:42 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: logi_cal869
Particularly that sinkhole in Louisiana: Didn't know they were drilling for oil atop a salt formation...

Are you talking about Bayou Corne? How is that related?

29 posted on 02/21/2014 5:39:55 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: logi_cal869

Big time bias...and this is the Fox station in the town.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 5:58:10 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: thackney

I watched the video at the link; they blame fracking for the sinkhole, ignorant a$$es...


31 posted on 02/21/2014 5:58:10 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

What nonsense. The Bayou Corne sinkhole was in not related to drilling. It was a salt dome cavern being leached for Brine Water. They encroached on a side wall and it collapsed. No hydraulic fracturing was involved.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 6:10:05 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cripplecreek

I dont think it is so much that as it is of how uninformed all sides are. Inaccuracies should be called out no matter the side if one is trying to push an agenda [in this case a good one] and utilizing less than truthful tactics...in this instance her statement leads one to believe that absolutely no drilling is taking place....Call all of them out...I personally dont trust a single one of them


33 posted on 02/21/2014 6:40:23 AM PST by Jarhead9297
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To: Jarhead9297

“Fracking,” a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique”....

Nothing like setting the stage for defining your opinion.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 6:42:54 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Jarhead9297

BS her statement was clear. “We can drill safely anywhere, even in the Everglades”.

A bunch of ethics free scumbags jumped all over her because they saw a means to attack. Nothing more.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 6:44:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Fracking,” a dangerous and destructive gas drilling technique, has used 250 billion gallons of water and 2 billion gallons of chemicals since 2005,

I'm not sure what their point is here, when they say used they seem to be trying to imply that the water has now disappeared and no longer exists.

36 posted on 02/21/2014 6:53:30 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: thackney

Hence my little

/s

(maybe too little...sometimes too lazy to type out the html)


37 posted on 02/21/2014 7:02:41 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: thackney

Lake Peigneur was a spectacular screw up in Louisiana. The drillers drilled into a salt mine and drained the lake in a matter of hours.

I believe in the end it was blamed on inaccurate maps and a lack of communication.

I personally would have paid real money to be able to sit on shore and watch.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 7:08:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Was the video talking about the event from 1980?


39 posted on 02/21/2014 7:11:47 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNo-gEPWVnM


40 posted on 02/21/2014 7:13:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bert

bert,
i live about an hour north of west palm beach and fly to Everglades City once in a while.
All the while praying i have NO problems in transit.
GOD only knows the critters there.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 7:13:45 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: thackney

And another good video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhwjSI3UOIw


42 posted on 02/21/2014 7:16:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: logi_cal869

Can you point me to the video? I don’t see one at the link. The two links they do have go to page not found.


43 posted on 02/21/2014 7:17:19 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: logi_cal869
Sinkholes happen

I don't see a fracking going on around here.

44 posted on 02/21/2014 7:20:24 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“the left’s side is applauded”

Yep....many people in Florida are retired New England transplants. That means many Floridians are now left leaning democrats (to include the hopeless minorities that follow the dems and lefties no matter what the cause).


45 posted on 02/21/2014 7:22:19 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sister in law lives about a hr from that over priced amusement park Bush Gardens, in a retirement community, her house has a sink hole under it. Ins has already paid the house off. They have know way of knowing how deep it is. But you can see the crack in the foundation in her kitchen. And some outside. No oil business there.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 7:26:06 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: thackney
It was SloFloFreeper's reply/link I was referring to/commenting on:

To: Yo-Yo; All

Check out THIS bias:

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24782836/fracking-fears

The video's there (busy morning...I neglected to mention that detail, but my reply was to SloFloFreeper; I was lazy & didn't quote as I typically do...).
47 posted on 02/21/2014 7:28:54 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Thanks! I was confused again.


48 posted on 02/21/2014 7:33:10 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: logi_cal869

Thanks again. I watched it. That was the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

It is in no way related to hydraulic Fracturing or drilling for oil or natural gas.

EnvironMENTALists can claim hydraulic fracturing causes sunspots as well. Doesn’t make it any more true than that claim.


49 posted on 02/21/2014 7:39:30 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: VeniVidiVici

One of the funniest movies ever!


50 posted on 02/21/2014 7:43:43 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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