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BAD IDEA! U.S. Coast Guard Weighs Fracking Wastewater Barge Transport

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The U.S. Coast Guard hopes to complete a policy in the next few weeks that would allow drillers to ship wastewater from shale gas production by barge over the nation's inland waterways, a government official said

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Roseann d (178)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:52 am
What could possibly go wrong? Just stick the water in the CEos and lobbyists swimming pools and groundwater. Dump it at their houses.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:56 am
Make em do the friggin backstroke through it to show us how safe it is.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:19 am
the fact that they are making efforts to remove it ( to where - is there a safe place for these poisons?), is the result of a victory of environmentalists.
These frackers don't think much, do they?
They are a bit like my baby brother used to be some 71 years ago. He'd make a puddle on the floor, then go and get a rag, wipe it a bit and drag the rag all over the floor to put it away. The only difference is that my baby brother grew up into a very fine man, but the frackers won't ever mature it seems.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:02 am
We just need to stop fracking and concentrate on gren energy production. How stupid and obtuse can they be????

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:45 am
Thanks Cal

Elle B (84)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:54 am
Ty Cal for your ever diligent posts. Oh this is definitely deep into negative IQ territory. You said it Roseann D. [but not in their groundwater---overflow will harm habitats of wilds and innocents...] They should sample what they're peddling though...f ill up their pools, yachts, and country club water containers with the recipe and store their used product at their personal sites--maybe some sips and swims will clear out the dead tissue in their cranium contents...oh but then those numb skulls would be on empty.'d think the greedy little guts would want first dibs and hoard it in their back yards and vacation properties...if it was as harmless and useful as they say. This is some serious BULL DUNG and . . .where is it the little mindless marketing maniacs think they're headed this time? What's wrong not as cost effective as the knee-jerks-for-brains' uneducated guessers forecasted... forcing ["injecting"] millions of tons of toxic crap thousands of feet into the biosphere would be...that process must be slowing down those ever increasing [cancerous] profit margins. . .or perhaps one of the 5.2 earthquakes it causes hit a little too close to a Petro-Boy or Girl's home. Maybe they can just fire up some "privatized" rocket sleds and shoot it all into outer-space along with the millions of barrels of leaking radioactive waste sitting at Hanford and other nuclear sites. . .Oh heck--just Hip Hip Hooray it ... load up some pyrotechnics...roast some weenies and marshmallows...turn the whole escapade into a giant jubilant patriotic event!

NOTE: Having a life-long life-threatening threatening respiratory disease from breathing the junk...[ie. fumes from so called "settling ponds" of chemical soups and open pit storage sites that we were unaware of for many years [IE----"toxic sludge dumps" where trees won't grow] ...i wouldn't recommend THAT option. . .

It's a darn good thing and thank heavens' realms that as infinite as stupidity in humans appears to be. . it is just another grand illusion and genuine eternity is actually far greater. . .otherwise we would be up a toxic creek without a frackin' paddle. . .

Fracking is just one of millions of practices that need to be abandoned, ie...QUIT...STOP IT. . .NO MORE FRACKING PERIOD!! Call every official in the book and ring it off the hook!

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:14 am
Where are the frackers taking this "wastewater"?
How are they doing the disposal of this wastewater...???

Barges - they leak and are not all that safe. The loading of the wastewater into the barges would put those poisonous chemicals
into the water system. There is no safe transportation nor any safe disposal of fracking waste materials.

NO to fracking.

Ty, Cal.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:59 am
Down with fracking!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:57 pm
O wrong! Thanks

. (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:41 pm
They will just dump it somewhere else... Probably some poor town that has already been devastated by the outsourcing of their jobs.

Sheila S (50)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:48 pm
Fracking is the act of injecting a cocktail of water, sand and chemicals underground to extract fuel in order to, unlocked massive shale gas reserves. If that cocktail is so darn harmless that they want to start shipping it on barges, let the Coast Guard have the first drink!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:00 pm
Noted , does not sound good !

SusanAWAY A (219)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:26 pm
I am so against fracking. It is just one of those biggest, most horrible environmental disasters just waiting to happen. We are harming our environment on a daily basis and we need to nip this in the bud immediately. I think these fracking companies will lie, cheat and steal in order to get what they want; exactly like tobacco companies did. If this industry manages to really gain a stronghold, it will be near to impossible to ever shut it down. Even an environment disaster probably wouldn't do it; just look at all of the disasters that have happened as a result of oil drilling and nuclear power plant accidents, to name two.

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:09 pm

John B (185)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:05 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. This shouldn't even be on the Coast Guard's agenda. The answer to the request ought to have been an outright and resounding NO! Read and noted.

Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:39 pm
Green Energy doesn't have toxic waste.

Noted, Thank you Cal.

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:48 am
Now, where are they shipping this poison cocktail to. So, the coastguard is involved, sure they are dumping it in international waters and blame the rest of the world for the pollution? 'BIG OIL' the "little people" have done it again trying to con the world. Where is Greenpeace? Are we really so stupid not to see Big oil's ruthless appetite for the $, not giving anything back, only taking subsidies from corrupt governments to make themselves richer, not to mention huge Tax benefits. Rediculous incentives through supermarkets, in my country: Coles/Shell & Woolworth,Safeway/Caltex.
I reduced my carbon footprint (being a pensioner) from 12000KM a year to 3000Km. But it also means no holidays for me. But with an expensive solar system I can swith on the aircon without feeling guilty, not really. Big electricity (oil /coal) had it all worked out with our labor government, they are laughing, we lost.
They will never have our vote again. ( I buy at Aldi, lower prices, no petrol tickets needed and happy, no oil involved). My next step is an electric car that I can feed from my solar panels, I am sure it will be stopped and then I will ride a made in China bicycle. I am sure you can see that I am pissed off with petroleum.
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