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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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.
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