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Posted on April 21 at 1:06 p.m.
Fracturing is an age old oil drilling and completion technique.
I'd like to have someone explain to me where and when there have environmental issues with water or otherwise, directly associated with tracking, either in California or elsewhere..
I am aware of one situation with Range Resources in the Marcellus shale, in which an instance of ground water contamination may have been associated (though not clearly caused) by tracking. Aside from that, if there are instances in CA or elsewhere, I'd like to know more.
Otherwise I just don't see the fuss over tracking.
On Fracking Freak-Out Justified?
Posted on April 15 at 12:23 p.m.
A Movie? There's nothing interesting about this woman except that she lived a long time and that she inherited a lot of money. Is that enough to make a movie...maybe if you get Meryl Streep in the starring role might save it...
I read the book, Empty Mansions (it should have been entitled Empty Minds). I have never read a biography of a more stupid, senseless vapid human being in my life. EVER. She never did a productive thing in her life, except for playing with dolls and doll houses.
Then in her dying days, she wastes $40mm by giving it to a housekeeper who, no doubt, will have it wasted within 5 years...while it could have gone to a charity of some sort.....and adding to the litany of horrors, she leaves the City of SB with a white elephant, Bellosguardo....which is destined to become an under funded, second rate museum nobody needs or wants, eliminating a $200mm property from the tax rolls forever, and saddling the city with an equal amount of expenses over its lifetime, for nothing.....
Let's do ourselves a favor....dump the Bellosguardo Museum, dump the foundation, and remember this woman for what she was, a semi-retarded, selfish, narcissistic old bag whose only claim to fame is a secret life lived way longer than it was worth.
On Clark Story May be a Movie
Posted on March 20 at 9:11 a.m.
So The Independent has a policy against being criticized for shlocky reporting? HMMMMMMM
On Hiker Dies on Cold Spring Trail
Posted on March 19 at 4:07 p.m.
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Posted on February 18 at 3:28 p.m.
Look GOOBER, or GEEBER or whatever your call youself....go find me more than ONE, yes more than one instance in which fracking has had negative, and profound environmental consequences, either here, in TX or in the Marcellus Shale in PA? find me more than once instance....I dare you....If you cant, take a seat and shut your mouth
On Venoco Denies Acidizing Off Goleta Coast
Posted on February 15 at 7:37 p.m.
Aside from ONE instance in the Marcellus Shale in PA, where has fracking created any issues regarding ground water contamination...can anyone point to ONE issue in CA, on or offshore where something's gone wrong...out of thousands of wells which have been fracked hundreds of times????
Whats the fuss about....to me, it's a tempest in a tea pot...something used by enviro-nazis to eliminate oil drilling, increase our dependence on the whak jobs in the middle east, or force us to rely on government subsidized, un economic alternative energy schemes.
On Coastal Commission Talks Fracking
Posted on February 15 at 7:29 p.m.
right....let's not drill for oil.....its all peace love and tie dye.....we'll sing kum by ya around the fire pit and eat tofu for dinner...it will be utopia
Posted on January 26 at 10:38 a.m.
I'm sure most of the trash was left by the Eucylyptus Eradicators from the Nature Conservancy
On 910 Pounds of Trash Removed from Santa Cruz Island
Posted on January 26 at 10:36 a.m.
And you just dismiss the Twin Tunnel infrastructure project since it may not be ready by the time THIS drought is over....????
You're missing a central point that drought is a frequent CONDITION in Southern California....Twin Tunnels may be ready for the NEXT drought and bring relief to farmers and cattle ranchers and montecito homeowners, but that's not worth the investment???
On In Time of Drought, State Water in Serious Doubt
Posted on January 13 at 2:53 p.m.
This is interesting, from the standpoint of land/habitat management...maybe simply setting aside vast habitats (at the expense of the rights of landowners may not be the optimal solution.
The article also fails to consider the extension of the endangered species act to species which are simply challenged, as a means of asserting further control over land and property owners.
On 40 Years of Protecting Rare Critters