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A rigged game

July 28, 2013

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Jul-28-13 6:25 PM

Bobby, large power plants operate at less then 5000psi. The pressure used in fracking is between 10,000 and 15,000psi. I might suggest that before you try to make someone (Francine) look foolish, you should at least know your subject.

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Jul-28-13 3:00 PM

We really ought to make the industry pay through taxation and crushing regulation. After all the consumers of energy will all benefit because the producers would never ever pass such costs onto the marketplace. Gosh with all the evidence of malfeasance by the energy companies I am amazed that the class action lawyers are not litigating the s*** of these deep pocket potential settlement windfall money machines.

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Jul-28-13 8:55 AM


Some of these are things that oil and gas operators sometimes have to do in their range of operations but residents may or may not have to do.

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Jul-28-13 8:54 AM

Mr. Kesich,

Some of the agencies that regulate the O&G industry are: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), US Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mineral Management Service (MMS), Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, each state has it's own jurisdictional agencies.

How about you apply some of the same regulations to yourself. What about the fired sources for heat in your home whether it is a fuel oil or natural gas furnace/water heater; do they meet the NOx, VOC, GHG thresholds? Do you capture the vapors from your gas tank when you put gasoline in the tank? Do you capture drips of various automobile fluid leaks so they don't fall on the ground? S

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Jul-28-13 8:20 AM


Well casings have failed. That is true.

When a casing failure takes place, any affected wells are remediated while the casing gets fixed.

Every well that was affected by a casing failure returned to safe, normal water after a short period of time. Underground water is not just a stagnant pool, it is moving and cleaning itself via mother nature's filtration system.....dirt and rock.

Besides, frack fluid is far more edible now than in the past, so even a leak into a well does not spell poison.....exept to the hysterical few who have an agenda without facts.

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Jul-28-13 6:56 AM

Typical of a mindless lib, only tells part of the story.

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Jul-28-13 6:35 AM

John, how about the billions our federal govt has given to "green" energy and those companies have failed one after another? I guess you forgot about that.

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Jul-28-13 4:45 AM

More lies and distortions from the anti-energy crowd.

So, since some of the Clean Water Act rules do not apply to the gas industry (there are parts of the Clean Water Act that do apply), but it is regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act rules intead, means we have no rules at all.

Only a liar who hopes to stir hysteria could make such a pronouncement.

The EPA has found all sorts of hazardous materials in flowback. Guess what, they are naturally occuring in the earth. Radon, heavy metals, salts, etc are all right under your feet and not the result of some man-made catastrophe.

But, Mr. Kesich does not tell you this. He does not tell you that the industry cleans up that waste and disposes of it at a very large expense. To do otherwise would result in fines and the closure of the business.

No, Mr. Kesich wants you to think that waste is created by the gas industry and just left lying around.

Lastly, Mr. Kesich repeats the absolute lie about the oil an

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