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A Gamble on Fracking Job Growth Doesn't Pay Off for PA Governor

Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, drought, water rights, fracking, oil&gas, politics, moretorium, Governors, Legislatures, people, habitat, habitatdestruction, pollution, Sustainabililty, water )

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Concern about the shale drilling industry is starting to catch up with its foremost promoters in the state that has been ground zero for the Marcellus gas rush.

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Isa Villanen (44)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:27 pm
Even though I do not live in USA, I am very concerned of all this fossil fuel business, and the government being in the grips of oil company lobbers. And what I just read proves it, once again. Soon USA can proudly say to be the biggest polluter in the world, and having the poorest education, if the leading politicians act as irresponsibly as Governor Corbett keep doing such stupid decisions. The American school system is already way behind the European average, and only universities, who get the pick of the bunch, can shine. And all that at the expense of fossil fuel. The latest forest fires in Indonesia have already probably set the new world record of pollution particles in the atmosphere, and USA is doing nothing, not even adopting the Kyoto Protocol, and the Obama's Clean Air Act is far from being enough. The whole situation in USA seems to deny the effects of climate change, even though the major glaciers on Mount Everest have started to melt, not to mention the vast meltdown in the Antarctic. The Arctic seas are also warming up, and leaving polar bears without any resting place and deproving them from their main food source, seals. And just because all want the fossil fuel, because it just happens top be in the country's soil.

Fracking is the worst thing ever, because it can cause real damage by fracturing the bedrock and also polluting the aquifer as a byproduct. Why do something that has not been properly studied? The greed makes the oil companies have everything and rather yesterday, and that is why the governors and most of USA senate is in the firm hold of oil lobbers. They deny all the scientific facts of climate change, they do not responsibility of their actions, they leave the bill of cleaning costs of oil spills to tax payers. They are just irresponsible and greedy.
Education should come first, because by educating children and youth about what is going on in the world, and not only in USA can be a great asset to the country, but as unfortunate as it is, I have been correcting many people with wrong information about my country, Finland. We have a school system that rates high in the international scale, and we produce some of the most brilliant scientists in the world. Our education is not just about Finland, we learn about all countries, their economy, history, geography, industries etc. And we can use our knowledge to our advantage. The same cannot be said about an average Joe educated in USA. Sorry to be so critical, but that is how I see things as a teacher.

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 1:11 pm

John C (75)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:03 pm
Thank you lsa! That was a good comment!

Terry V (30)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:12 pm

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