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U.S. Senate Panel Mulls Future of Natural Gas Policy


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, policy, congress, fracking, environment, destruction, energy, nature, obama, news )

Cal
- 927 days ago - uk.reuters.com
U.S. natural gas policy, from hydraulic fracturing to exports, came under the microscope on Tuesday as environmental and industry groups presented their views on the issue to Congress and divided along mostly familiar lines.



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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:31 am
It would be nice if they figured it out already that fracking has absolutely nothing positive going for it. They should be focusing their time and energy on renewable energy, solar and wind energy. There are so many clean energy alternatives that should be explored. Get off the gas, coal and other dirty energy train. Thanks Cal
 

John B. (172)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:18 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Ayesha Rascoe. I support the NRDC opposition to fracking period. Read and noted.
 

Winn Adams (216)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:36 pm
Noted
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:41 pm
Over 7 billion people on the planet and we have yet find anyone who can stop the fracking! I know there has to be some clever people who can attack the issue of irradicating fracking. Time to find cleaner sources of energy!
 

SheilaOFFLINE S. (69)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:27 pm
After listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it sounds like he will quickly push through anything that will enable him to reach his goal of energy independence. He specifically highlighted natural gas - without mentioning the horrible way it is be retrieved from the ground or the damage it will cause.
 

Birgitta S. (206)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:11 am
(noted)
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:27 am
Noted.
 

Patricia H. (442)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:52 am
noted
 

John Gregoire (282)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:10 am
Let's be careful. High Volume Hydrofracking or HVHF is bad, but fracking has been going on for years. At low volume and using recoverable water alone, the pressure fracturing has been used to rejuvenate our water wells. Without the chemicals, the procedure was also used in some vertical gas wells as well -at what risk we don't know.

Those that want it sell the energy independence theme so no exports should ever be allowed.
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:49 am
ty
 

Lois Jordan (60)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:12 pm
Noted. I worry that all the discussion will not change a thing because most of Congress is beholden to dirty energy. Too often, I've found that the conversation is just "lip service."
I agree with Sheila's comment above...I took away the same thing from his SOTU address---it really got me worrying that he's going to sign that Keystone XL Pipeline bill. In the back of my mind, I was hoping he was just pandering to conservatives and "corporatists," and would pull a fast one on them when the rubber hits the road...but nothing's written in stone yet.
 
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