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Posted on February 15 at 5:37 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 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.

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Posted on February 15 at 5:29 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 will be utopia

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Posted on January 26 at 8:38 a.m.

I'm sure most of the trash was left by the Eucylyptus Eradicators from the Nature Conservancy

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Posted on January 26 at 8:36 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???

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Posted on January 13 at 12:53 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.

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Posted on December 12 at 8:24 a.m.

Its about time that the Channel Islands should be opened up to the public, after all, parks are for people right, not just the preservation of native species. I had the opportunity to visit Santa Cruz recently and found was suprised to see that the only beneficiaries of the park as it now stands, and the conservancy as well, are park rangers and conservancy employees...that's simply WRONG. If the State of CA has stolen the majority of the islands (with the exception of Dr. Stanton's gift to the conservancy), WE WANT THEM BACK, after all, we paid for their THEFT.

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Posted on November 29 at 8:34 a.m.

god forbid that great unwashed (ie, the non enviro-elites) be allowed to go anywhere even CLOSE to these islands....lets make only the exception of the Park Service employees the Conservancy and a few other environmental elitists are the only people allowed there....

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Posted on October 30 at 7:39 a.m.


Oil, by law can NOT be exported. It is 100% against the law, so that rumor is untrue.

However in the end, oil is a product sold on a WORLD WIDE market; it is priced accordingly.

So it makes little if any difference, if it is sold here or abroad. the prices will equilibrate based on WORLDWIDE supply and demand.

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Posted on October 25 at 8:01 a.m.

buy 1400 acres, then decide to call it an indian reservation for the sole purpose creating a benefit a tiny group of the many of them are there sharing in this, 90?

the whiteman should be so lucky

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Posted on August 27 at 10:56 a.m.

Again, Matt, there has been, count them, TWO, instances of ground water contamination, both of which were in the Marcellus shale in PA, both involving situations in which the local ground water management agencies failed in their responsibility to notify the natural gas driller of water wells. Had the regulatory agency done its job properly, the gas driller would have never perforated in the aqueous zones.

That is the sum total of facts in which fracking has resulted in ground water contamination...

With 10s of thousands of wells having been fracked, I'd bet on those odds...that's not to say regulatory oversight is not required. It is, but these practices monitored and overseen by a long list of rules and regulations, which (as technology develops) are continuing to evolve and adapt to new technologies, (such as the use of increased pressure or multiple stage fracks).

Further, you've neglected to note that fracks are increasingly making use of environmental benign solutions (which include Orange Oil among other things0 which further mitigates the risks you are concerned with...that is to say the oil service industry is taking many steps, on its own, to mitigate your concerns.

Good luck with your research, stick to the facts next time...

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