Drewish wrote:Huh? I didn't post anywhere in this thread before the last post. And who are you quoting there? I am very confused.
My mistake, I was seeing things. Apologies. I must have been looking at a previous screen then. Ignore my last post.
My response should have read:
Drewish wrote:A libertarian's wet dream? Really?
I am against hydrofracking until eminent domain laws are changed. As it stands local governments can force people into allowing land near theirs to be fracked, even if this would otherwise not be allowed. If people want their land fracked (for the money obviously) then that's fine, but nobody should be forced into community deals because 51% of the town wants to take the money. I volunteered my time at a local anti-hydrofracking organization, and bought an, "I ♥ NY, No Hydrofracking" sign that I put in my front yard.
As to the movie Gasland, it is totally right about the corrupt way in which public wildlife preserves had their mineral rights made available to gas companies for hydrofracking. It is also dead on with the BS tactic of hiding the actual chemical components used for fracking behind a "proprietary blend." Only the president has executive privilege (and I'd argue he shouldn't but that's an aside) not companies or individuals. In order to patent something a patent must be filed and the secrets laid bare. This makes it impossible to gauge just how safe hydrofracking really is, and the attempts to label any and all spills as outliers is pretty disingenuous when the information regarding such incidents is not regularly reported. That said, the movie clearly had an agenda and I would have liked it if the director didn't refuse to appear to defend his work from those skeptical of it. It's an emotional appeal documentary, which should hardly be anyone's first stop on this subject.
Now when you're done labeling everything you disagree with as libertarian and get the stick out of your ass, I'll be here to accept your apology.
Read my post Drewish. Gasland was NOT my first stop in my learning about the subject. And, it won't be the last either. I am currently reading "Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale" and have "21st Century Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing, Underground Injection, Fracking, Hydrofrac, Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Production Controversy, Environmental and Safety Risks, Water Pollution" the CD rom on order.
If you're so knowledgeable, why don't you recommend some good reading for me? Why don't you offer some substantive responses to my emotional claims?
As for apologies, one of which you demanded of me, I'm not the one telling someone "to take a stick out of their ass".
You are taking personal offense that I criticize libertarian and conservative views.You got so pissed off you didn't even read my post clearly. Is that all you are? Your political views? Why so offended? Did you think I was directing this to you personally? Do you you live in Colorado?
Anyway, here's something for you to watch, and it's fairly short only 16 minutes. It's the same guy that did Gasland, so if he's full of shit, you can start by discrediting all of this. Shoot, I'll even take a rationalization if it's interesting and inventive. The Sky Is Pink
To remind you: I'm here to learn.