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Texas family's water is contaminated with natural gas detritus

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 11:36 p.m. MST

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Kass
SLC, UT

We have been told for years that the EPA is federal government oversight and shouldn't exist anyway, government regulation is killing industry, we need to become energy independent and support drilling in all forms in all places, and companies will do the right thing and if they don't, free market forces will take care of it. This story sounds like the conservative ideal.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

More misinformation about "fracturing" and the process it uses to then pump the gas out of the fractured subterranean rock formations.

Fracking is really fracturing as the process implies. Shortening the word in the slang of oil well drillers and company CEO's does not change the process. Fracking is the process of drilling many large holes in to subterranean gas and water bearing rocks then lower tons of high explosives used in bomb manufacturing and mining industry into the many holes and triggering the blast all at once to "fracture" gas and water bearing subterranean rock structures. Then pump water into the fractured earth to force the gas upwards through all the fractured earth mantel structures pipe lines and surrounding land.

Fracturing weakens subterranean structure much like basement parking garages under high rise office buildings, aka twin towers and Oklahoma FBI building bombs, except these blasts are miles underground, out of sight and out of control.

It is curious though why the EPA has the authority to remove an investigation before it reaches a conclusion or changes its mind after blackmail and extortion to impose or deny legal actions.

Kass
SLC, UT

Sorry - that should say "overreach" not "oversight".

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

The curse of resources continues. I thank the good Lord for NOT putting oil under my land or the devil would come to collect it.

not here
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

To all of you on here complaining about what might be happening with fracing and what might not. Oh Lordy,Lordy,Lordy wah tin the world wought of happened if the other guy had got in to office and relaxes all the REG.'s for the EPA and got all the drilling he wanted? Would you all be up in arms as you are now?

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