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The Guv loses her way on an important matter

Governor Perdue has done many good things over the last three-plus years, but this is a serious mistake.  You just don’t go on a gas industry shepherded tour of fracking sites (in a state with lots of disastrous fracking results that you’re not shown) and then come back home and proclaim the practice safe and sound before your own Department of Environment and Natural Resources  even completes its report on the matter!

Come on Governor, please issue a clarification on today’s ill-considered remarks.

 

10 Comments

  1. HunterC

    March 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I wonder if she wants her grandchilden drinking water downstream of fracking operations.

  2. Ricky Leung

    March 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I came across this pretty cool interactive graphic that explains the dangers of fracking: http://dangersoffracking.com/

  3. Carol Zylbert

    March 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I saw her on msnbc a couple of weeks ago speaking about energy issues, and I thought — huh?

  4. Alex

    March 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out what she did good. She’s been a clueless governor !

  5. Frank Burns

    March 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Why would fracking be a concern if it were done where no ground water wells were in the vicinity? In addition if the inspectors monitored the work to ensure no ground water was contaminated and all precautions were taken to remove those fuels, where is the risk?

  6. Captain Carl

    March 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Pretty much, we’re all downstream from someone else. The entire arc of proposed fracking sites in the Piedmont are close to the major rivers flowing to the coast. Ask those folks how they would feel about methane in their water lines. What about the environmental damage to the coast and the estuaries? Kiss off commercial fishing, recreational fishing, water sports, etc…then kiss off the tourist income for the coast…you getting the picture.
    NO FRACKING!

  7. Frank Burns

    March 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Captain,
    There are safe methods for drilling developed by technical universities. http://www.efdsystems.org/

    If the fracturing process (one time event) is done below an imperious layer where would the risk be to a ground water table that is above the impervious layer? Certainly authorities would not permit the fracking within the water table. It would be limited to layers well below the imperious layers.

  8. Frank Burns

    March 15, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Sorry mispelling. I meant impervious layers.

  9. Andrew

    March 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I read today that after all of the hullabaloo and spending over a trillion dollars on solar energy, we now have the generating capacity of 4 little conventional generating plants.Is that not pathetic ?

  10. Frank Burns

    March 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Indeed it is. Our federal government has worthy goals to reduce our dependance on foreign oil, but the message gets mucked up when they bring in nonsense of human caused global warming. We end up throwing out the baby with the bathwater. When the technology is not economically viable, it is not prudent to jump head first into green technologies. Look at all the money that we have sunk into green technologies, just to see them go bankrupt. At this point in time we should be pursuing fossil fuels on this hemisphere with enthusiasm! It would reduce the trade deficit, increase employment and help reduce the federal deficit by bringing in revenue to the government.