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'Fracking' Fluid Pitch Stirs Great Lakes Pollution Fears


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Cal
- 1064 days ago - news.sympatico.ctv.ca
Clean water advocates worry that pollutants could stream into the Great Lakes if a proposal to treat chemical wastewater at a New York state sewage plant is approved.



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ellen m. (222)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 2:22 am
Thre fact that the entire list of chemicals used in fracking is a highly guarded secret, (though they give us the old Tricky Dick "Trust me" on this routinely)
should be enough of a giveaway to shut it all down now..
It's horrific enough well water catches fire..now imagine the Great Lakes in flames..
Thanks for sharing Cal
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:19 am
I an so sick of oil and gas companies not caring for the planet or fellow humans...I wish that every time a drill bit is stuck down into the Earth....an unseen force would spit it right back at them...
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:49 am
Thanks for this Cal. As many of you know we are fighting this process every way we can here in the Finger Lakes. It doesn't look good as the Governor has changed his tune and now appears bought off by the industry as does our head of DEC, a former environmntal activist no less.

The big city downstate is spared as is Syracuse but those of us who depend on water wells are in the target zone and not happy about it! The crap they are discussing out west in Niagara will come from PA where the landscape and water have been devastated already.

We need all the help we can get with the anti-fracking efforts. It is becomming a worldwide problem.
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 8:36 am
This is definitely something to worry about! Fracking should be stopped as soon as possible. Frack-off.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 10:18 am
Noted thanks Cal.
 

Gary A L. (133)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 1:12 pm
what bothers me is not just that big oil is lying to us but so-called progressive networks like MSNBC are taking ad money to promote it
 

Pamela K. (13)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 1:55 pm
They are right to be concerned! There is a reason these companies target low-income communities for such treatment--because they assume there will be less resistancea and fewer questions because the need the money! Don't trust them for a second!
 

Seth E. (61)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 2:59 pm
I live about a half hour away from Niagara Falls, and the history of pollution in that area (including entire neighborhoods built on top of toxic waste dumps and nuclear waste being mixed into asphalt so that even now, Geiger counters could register at dangerous levels on many of the streets) makes it both unsurprising and pathetic that they might even consider allowing this to happen.

It's even been pointed out by many experts in the field that the additional infrastructure and enhancements to the facility to handle treating fracking fluid would not only be more expensive than would be worth it for whatever they make for doing the work, but it still would not likely clean the water nearly enough to make it safe for release back into the lake.

As far as I'm concerned, if these people involved in the fracking need somewhere to put the fluid, they're welcome to give themselves enemas with it.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 3:38 pm
When will the public 'wise up' and realize that the _powers that be_ will not live near these facilities, nor will they drink the water?

For all the people, who think they want Tea Party Republicans in office, what do they think will happen to them, if their prayers are met? I hope they don't mine, going further backwards in life.
So many people have so much hate for a black President, that they can't see straight. They are willing to give up freedoms and strides, we have struggled to achieve, for many years.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:38 pm
Nothing will stop fracking. There is too much money in play.
 

Dave C. (214)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:54 pm
they more profits they get....the more health problems society gets.....
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:42 pm
Stop your Fracking destructon!
 

Alicia N. (87)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:45 pm
noted with thanks
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:04 pm
Sounds like BAD news !
 

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:18 pm
Keep hearing how natural gas is such a good solution, well it isn't pollution of our Sacred Waters and so many other once pristine areas. Green safe alternative energy governments must invest in and forget the past move with a new future.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 8:03 pm
Certain Great Lakes have caught fire before..I think it was Lake Erie..back in the 70's.
 

JM A. (176)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 8:11 pm
FRACKING - ANOTHER MASSIVE ABUSE TO A FRAGILE EARTH THAT WE CAN'T STAND!!
 

Kamila A. (141)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 10:34 pm
We must take all suppressed technologies and research and implement them! Enough with oil and gas, and their bullshit subsidies WE pay for killing us! Solar, demand it!
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 10:49 pm
Fracking! Even the name of the process sounds nasty.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:01 am
They are desperate for fossil fuels. When people are desperate, they don't care what this will cost or what damage will be sustained.
The desperation is mostly due to stupidity because clean, safe and ultimately cheaper solutions to the energy needs of the population already exist and just need to be implemented.
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:09 am
They obviously wont stop at nothing! Is money more worth than clean water?
 

Rita White (55)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 6:56 am
thanks
 

Rose K. (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:06 am
thanks
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:51 am
Thank you for telling us. I quite agree with Ellen Mccabe She's quite right.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:12 am
Have we left too too late?
 

Andrea Connelly (94)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 10:12 am
Niagara falls, the dream of every first time tourist to Canada and the US, well, other than Disney here, Disney there. But Disney Europe is no different from Disney of Florida or California. Niagara on the other hand is unique and not man made. When I first saw it having just arrived from Australia, I was amazed at the natural beauty of the place. That was more than 30 years ago. While there were tourists, there was also a vibrant community that was not made up of huge International hotel chains, and rainbow lights over the falls.
Two years ago I took foreign students of mine to see the Falls, and I could not believe what I saw.
A dessicated, dried up poverty stricken Niagara city and right next to it "Disneyland" with all its crass commercial b.s.
I wonder if in one way this plan would restore some balance to the region by reducing commercial tourism that mainly provide money to corporate America. That would be good, but of course it would be irresponsible
and immoral to say the least, because the entire ecology of the region will suffer and send the economy in the long term into total collapse. But, Mitt and buddies could buy up all the deserted high class hotels at dirt cheap prices to sell to sleazy investors. While the community and nature of Niagara slowly succumbs, ONCE AGAIN to toxic chemicals.
 

Peter B. (54)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 12:01 pm
I think fracking should be stopped before its to late for this fraglie earth.noted and shared thanks Cal
 

Lynne S. (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:59 pm
"Oh,this'll help.(NOT)
 

John Gregoire (255)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:58 am
As of this morning's news the EPA has announced a two year study of fracking fluid and will control its disposal. Now what we need is a moratorium on fracking until EPA issues its guidelines.
 

Becky S. (1)
Friday October 21, 2011, 8:09 am
When will people learn NOT to trust ANY oil/gas/big business???
 

Val G. (102)
Friday October 21, 2011, 10:19 pm
See "Gasland", the documentary...
A must-see about fracking...
 
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