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OP-ED: Is There a Link Between Fracking and More Crime?

Environment  (tags: safety, crime, fracking, frack is whack, increased crime, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution, politics )

- 2002 days ago -
Can the region's pubic safety infrastructure handle the increase in population that a "fracking" boom might bring? Is there a link to increased crime?


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Kamia T (89)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 11:54 am
Of course there is. One of the biggest "job" increases in North Dakota is prostitution. The second is alcohol dispensing and drug sales from stressed out workers with money to spend, time on their hands and nothing productive to do. Just what small, previously maybe poor but quality communities are looking forward to!

Winn A (179)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:23 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 3:03 pm
Of course there is a link but the cause is sudden population growth, not fracking per se. I'm as much against fracking as anyone else, but the stress on small-town public services would be that same if Ford built a new assembly plant or the government built a giant particle accelerator. If the Righties want to shout about how tornadoes are God's punishment for homosexuality and look like idiots (OK, they are), that's their business. Let's not fall into the fracking-equals-crime trap and start sounding just as crazy as they are.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 3:45 pm
Noted & posted

Robert O (12)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 4:24 pm
It's very possible considering one atrocity is a magnet for others. Kind of the same way that animal abuse is a gateway crime for worse crimes.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 4:25 pm
Noted. Thanks for this interesting info, Cal, it makes sense to me.

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 4:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 5:00 pm
ROTFLMAO!!!!!! :-O Ms. Malkovich couldn't dredge up one more bit of misinformation or one more inaccuracy, but with her deadline looming... I don't know... maybe she pulled this out her belly button???

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 5:06 pm
We do see two pick-ups down at the laundrymat in town, Colorado and Texas plates.
Does that constitute an influx of thousands?????
People, they hire LOCAL workers and fund training classes at our local college. Free job skills/Low unemployment/Better quality of life.

. (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 5:47 pm
Probably. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 10:43 pm
noted and signed

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:32 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:58 am
when industry is expanded in small communities the population naturally increases and so does crime.

Sylvie A (190)
Monday January 27, 2014, 4:03 am
Notée. Merci.

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Monday January 27, 2014, 4:55 am

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:52 am

Winn A (179)
Monday January 27, 2014, 7:17 am
of course

Jessica Grieshaber (7)
Monday January 27, 2014, 8:46 am
Noted.....thank you
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