Progress must be limited.
"Despite industry claims, no one can safely predict the long-term effects of
pumping hundreds of millions of gallons (of) chemicals and contaminated water
into the ground and where those chemicals may end up," Moench said.Can anyone really disagree with this statement?There is a lot of
misinformation about fracking fluid. I cant determine the truth.But, wouldn't it be nice if somehow we could accomplish the same thing
with fluids that we KNEW were not harmful?
Frankly I have a hard time listening to anyone who hasn't checked out an
area involved with fracking and the energy industry. Politicians are incredibly
notorious for not checking out these areas. Also I have a hard time listening
to anyone who is making decisions about the validity of the industry unless they
have worked in it to some degree, or support it bare minimum for the jobs it
brings.Having said all that, my argument is completely different. I
think everyone needs to carefully consider the safety of the industry. Having
worked in it, I know 1st hand. Anyone considering working at all needs to weigh
the schedule involved, the hours/income promised, and do some soul searching
about whether it's really worth it. For example, to all prospective
workers: Does a paycheck of $3000-5000 each 2 weeks sound good to you? If so,
just remember to get this kind of money in the industry you generally sacrifice
all your time. When not working you don't have time for much of a life to
enjoy the big bucks. You'll be too busy sleeping trying to catch up. Just
food for thought folks.
I have a hard time taking any comments seriously especially from politicians.
They don't, as a general rule, have enough knowledge to make educated
decisions about the industry having not worked in it, and not having checked out
the areas involved. Everyone who wants to have an opinion on this subject needs
to check out areas involved with drilling/fracking personally. You can't
be taken serious otherwise.Having said this, my beef is with the
workers involved. To all prospective workers: You can make $3000-5000+ every 2
weeks in the industry, but is the sacrifice of all your time worth a big
paycheck? You may find you sacrifice more than your time also. It's a
hard life on families. FYI.
40 years ago, while a student of geophysics, I was much more concerned about
ecology.My objections to fracking that I expressed to some of the
people I knew in the fledgeling fracking business back then was based on the
typical over-hyped "concerns" I'd absorbed from what I've now
come to regard as Eco-obssesives. That is, people whose views of the world are
detrimentally intermingled with a kind of mystical, philosophical melange that
considers human beings to be the ultimate environmental contaminant and
virtually all activities by that contaminant as evil.I've now
come closer and closer to the conclusion that the ultimate contaminant is the
leftist oligarchy that is becoming increasingly strong and pervasive, and
stifling our freedoms in more and more ways. No more so than in the idiotically
intrusive regulations produced by far too many agencies, like the EPA, BLM, etc.
Drill here, drill now.Oil. Natural gas. Shale. Fracking. Wind.
Solar. Nuclear. Use all of them....We have ALL the natural
resources we need right here. Why give money, and, ultimately, the control of
our economy, and therefore the control of our country, to other countries who
want to kill us?In reference to fracking....I highly doubt the
claims of the liberal environmentalists about fracking causing irreprable
damage. This piece of rock called the earth has been around a long time and it
keeps spinning along just fine, either with or without the spotted owl....