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Do you support fracking?

L.A. Times 2012/11/19 18:46:00
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Oil and gas firms pay plenty to mine sand in western Wisconsin. Some farmers welcome the cash. Others fear health risks. Western Wisconsin dairy farmer Lary Boese used income from sand mining on his land to build a new barn, seen in the background in a space left by a mine excavation.

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  • Daryl 2012/11/19 23:53:55
    Yes
    Daryl
    +31
    Yes. It's wonderful because it provides jobs for Americans and pisses off liberals.

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  • Jason 2012/12/26 03:49:42
    Yes
    Jason
    I am pro-frack all the way!! Seen it done. Live around it. Work in it. Love it!
  • joseph digristina 2012/11/27 16:25:58
  • Luckydog38 2012/11/27 16:09:02
    No
    Luckydog38
    No way. People should be courteous enough to leave the room when they need to do that.
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2012/11/27 15:13:12
    No
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Health risks should be enough to be against it.
  • Zee Black 2012/11/27 14:29:18
    No
    Zee Black
    Right now the fracking industry mostly self regulated. which is a nightmare waiting to happen and already has for some people. It would be like removing the FAA from enforcing airline safety and maintenance procedures and leaving it up to the airlines themselves. The only difference is the airlines would have skin in the game with employees and equipment to lose. Once these fracking companies contaminate the ground water of a local community, they are gone and often times beyond reproach. If we are going to Frack, we need strong regulation to make sure the sludge they are pumping into the ground is properly recovered.
  • Sailor ... Zee Black 2012/12/02 04:11:34
  • Zee Black Sailor ... 2012/12/02 17:08:29
    Zee Black
    There is almost no regulation on fracking.
  • Sailor ... Zee Black 2012/12/02 18:09:07
  • Don Wenk 2012/11/27 13:09:00
    Yes
    Don Wenk
    +2
    If you know what it is than there is no reason not to support it. Too many times I see fear tactics and out and out lies about fracking. It is responsible for making it easier to supply America with gas and oil without having to poke new holes in the ground. It is economically sound and environmentally safer than drilling new holes.
  • Andrew 2012/11/27 07:22:27
    Yes
    Andrew
    +3
    Fracking has been going on for decades! The militant environmentalists are squawking now because suddenly, a source of energy has been located that can free America for decades from foreign energy needs. Militant environmentalism is more about Socialistic redistribution of America's wealth than the environment! Only the naive rabble involved with the movement are fooled!
  • Roblem BN-0 2012/11/27 06:13:42
    No
    Roblem BN-0
    I don't. There are always toxic risks and they are not worth it.
  • TuringsChild 2012/11/27 06:06:29
    No
    TuringsChild
    Consequences, people, consequences. What good will all that fracked fuel do if the process ends up killing people and destroying food production?
  • Sailor ... Turings... 2012/12/02 04:13:05
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    it will make money. screw everyone else!
  • Turings... Sailor ... 2012/12/02 06:01:36
    TuringsChild
    So build a printing press and make your own money. That's what the FED is doing anyway right now.
  • StarWarsBob 2012/11/27 05:45:35
    Yes
    StarWarsBob
    +1
    I support fracking ONLY if it is regulated by the EPA and it is not exempt from the Clean Water Act. I believe that that unregulated fracking is the next environmental nightmare for this country, and because it is so widespread across many states, it may prove to be more of a disaster than current radio-active sites and toxic waste dumps.
  • Dead Mariner 2012/11/27 05:42:37
    No
    Dead Mariner
    I hope all the idiots who support it are forced to drink the local water...
  • Don Wenk Dead Ma... 2012/11/27 13:11:58
    Don Wenk
    +2
    It is done so far below the water table this argument is ridiculous. I would gladly drink the water. It is purer than the kool-aid you are drinking.
  • Dead Ma... Don Wenk 2012/12/01 15:31:25
    Dead Mariner
    Are you stupid? Go drink the tap water those people can light on fire and get back with me.
  • Jason Dead Ma... 2012/12/26 03:56:44
    Jason
    That's just methane gas..you can drink that. It is dangerous in confined spaces however and it is a seepage of gas not anything caused by fracking chemicals or anything of that nature. It is caused by drilling for the gas however so yes the problem needs addressed.
  • OPen Mi... Dead Ma... 2013/02/06 19:34:54
    OPen Minded
    Naw, we're gonna do it in YOUR frackin backyard!
  • Paul 2012/11/27 05:25:42
    Yes
    Paul
    +3
    But not on the first date...
  • fuzzy K... Paul 2012/11/27 13:47:15
  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/11/27 04:52:22
    Yes
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    +2
    Fracking, property rights, and good health can co-exist, you know. That doesn't mean they always do, but they can.
  • Patriotic 2012/11/27 04:51:38
    No
    Patriotic
    I think we should get all of the science surrounding this process and analyze it from there.
  • Scandalf Patriotic 2012/11/27 13:37:45
    Scandalf
    +1
    Maybe it has a different impact on different terrains as well. I'm not against it but I think that there may be dangerous consequences (not necessarily chemical but rather geological) in certain terrains.
  • Patriotic Scandalf 2012/11/27 13:39:31
    Patriotic
    +1
    I agree with you 100%. I just have to think that tampering with the planet and it's eco system comes with consequences.
  • Scandalf Patriotic 2012/11/27 13:46:39
    Scandalf
    +1
    From a purely pragmetic point of view (setting aside moral issues) it might even affect other economic activities (farming, constructions, cleaning a mess, etc...).
  • Mrs. V 2012/11/27 04:39:22
    Yes
    Mrs. V
    +2
    Most people are just being superstitious when it comes to Fracking. Just as they were about phones, electricity, cars, etc.
    Being in the oil and gas industry, I am all for fracking.
  • Dead Ma... Mrs. V 2012/11/27 05:43:45
    Dead Mariner
    Naturally you support it, sucking off big oils teat like you do...
  • Mrs. V Dead Ma... 2012/11/28 20:22:48
    Mrs. V
    I am certainly NOT involved in "big Oil" as you say, but my family has been in the oil and gas business for almost 100 years as independent producers and oil well services. We have about 60 employees, all paid well, all have benefits and well taken care of. My dad and his partner gave employees shares of the company back in the 50's.
    But I support it also because where else can you get such benefit from so little. How would you like to push your buggy 20 miles when you can do it for under $4?
  • True~Male 2012/11/27 04:30:00
    Yes
    True~Male
    +2
    100% it's safe and creates thousands of new jobs --
  • Dead Ma... True~Male 2012/11/27 05:44:46
    Dead Mariner
    You must have it confused with solar collector fields. True blonde maybe?
  • jdemme 2012/11/27 04:28:28
    No
    jdemme
    +1
    Terrible for the environment, not to mention there's pleanty of other methods to get the natural gas that are much cleaner.
  • William Weber 2012/11/27 03:56:16
    No
    William Weber
    +1
    The risks outweigh the benefits.
  • Sailor ... William... 2012/12/02 04:19:18
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    no risk could outweigh money!
  • William... Sailor ... 2012/12/03 16:13:04
    William Weber
    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
  • Sailor ... William... 2012/12/04 00:45:58
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    i've got bills to pay; money is my best friend right now.
  • PBAB 2012/11/27 03:22:49
    No
    PBAB
    +1
    You should have a 3rd choice - it depends. Like every other industrial process, it can be either good or bad depending on how it is done.

    FRACKING NEAR THE SURFACE - BAD
    bad


    FRACKING DEEP UNDERGROUND - GOOD
    good
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/11/27 03:10:24
    Yes
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    +2
    if it makes the environmental crazies howl, i'll support it.
    besides, it makes jobs for welders. all that gas needs a pipeline to transport it.
  • Dead Ma... Sailor ... 2012/11/27 05:45:45
    Dead Mariner
    Welders are a dime a dozen, good luck that.
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