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October 2011 issue

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What you are all failing to see is that fracking supplies natural gas which heats your homes, and without it, you wouldn't have your phones, televisions, clothes, or the computers that you're using to bash the fracking industry. Fracking creates jobs, as well as all of the nice "things" that we ALL own. Yes there are other alternative energies but more and more they are found to be just as bad if not worse health wise for humans as well as animals than fracking. Wind mills are being studied and are being found to be more and more fatal to humans, and are causing internal illnesses. Solar energy seems like a 100% guaranteed answer but then again, it doesn't even begin to compare with the amount of energy created by natural gas. We have nuclear power but that is still being brutally studied and is once again, disliked by a large population. It's so easy to bash and judge the oil and fracking industry when you're not completely informed- but you have to realize that if there were alternatives that created the amount of jobs, and created the amount of energy for a reasonable amount of money, that everyone would be ecstatic and it would be out here for us all to take advantage of- but it's not so for now we are, and should be using the most efficient type of energy we can get our hands on. Every energy will have an environmental impact- how do you think the solar panels and wind mills are made?

Submitted by Sam on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fracking is not necessary. The World economy did just fine 10 to 12 years ago. Since than the installation of renewable alternative energy installation outperforms the installation of new fossil fuel energy worldwide and in Countries like China and Germany in a even higher rate.
Also a lot of Countries and even more local areas have banned Fracking or have Moratoriums in place. Here is the List:
If the link doesn't work copy and past into your browser.
There is no regulation and control on this earth which can prevent the pollution of the environment. Hydrologist Jill Wendling did a study on the Liard Hot Springs in Northern BC, Canada to find out from where the water in the Hot Springs originates. It is surface water that penetrates to a depths of 3400 meters and get's heated to a 120 degrees Celsius and comes back to the surface in the Springs. He could not believe this first then they tested again with nuclides. The same result. He changed his thinking about subsurface strata drastically. So far every where the theory was that there can't be a connection that deep down.
The connections of different stratas will be even more active when fracking is involved because natural fractures will be widened and more active.

Submitted by Werner on Friday, May 02, 2014

If fracking is necessary then we should make every effort to make sure that it does not affect our water... pretty straightforward. From all of the evidence I have seen this is not the case. I would have thought Alberta was better with government than the USA. I am thinking it is not. The only reason we have not seen cases like this in Pennsylvania is because of where this fracking is happening... out of sight out of mind.

Submitted by Ryan Scheideman on Monday, March 24, 2014

We have had 6 wells drilled with diesel invert and fractured with synthetic (and carcinogenic) frac oil around our home it has been devastating for us. Our air quality has suffered immensely from flaring, incineration, emissions and continually venting, of sour gases no less. Our peacefulness shattered by constant noise pollution from traffic and compressors. Our land is surrounded by contaminated waste, our views, which used to be inspiring are now depressing.
Our water is being tested for contamination by Alberta Environment and we will never feel our fresh water is secure again. The Regulator here is laughable, I would argue corrupt. The lies industry gets away with for approvals of this activity are criminal. Do all you can to support renewable, clean energy, before this becomes everyones normal. Hydraulic fracturing is incredibly harmful to environmental and public health and should not be allowed to continue.

Submitted by Diana on Friday, February 07, 2014

Dont frack with our childrens future. we must preserve our land and precious resources who do you people think you are fracking, wreaking havoc and damage to our earth, this is our earth not just yours we dont want to harm our enviorment our own health or pollute and poison our childrens future, this needs to stop. we're a society not an economy

Submitted by lauralie on Friday, January 24, 2014

How can we trust what the oil and gas industry says or even the Harper government? Scientists have been muzzled or fired when their findings do not suit the goverment. There is enough concern that has been put forward in the public such that we need a thorough and UNBIASED research. People come before profit.

Submitted by Heather on Monday, January 13, 2014

Oil industry are polluting air and water and leave a huge footprint on Canadian wilderness, fracking lies need to stop, fracking is the way to the future for a cheaper and greener energy. Let's ban oil instead and see who's right and who's wrong

Submitted by Izzy on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reading this has bothered me. Where do we draw the line for financial gain? At what cost do the future generations need to pay for our ignorance. At some point we need to stand up and take accountability for the damage our generations and those before us have done to our planet. We need to make a stand before its too late

Submitted by sammi on Friday, December 13, 2013

Fracking has been done for decades in western Canada. Look at Ontario to see what green projects cost and their effectiveness. How are the roads where you live? Do you have tolls? Do you enjoy social services being available for the needy? How about a pension? The money has to come from somewhere.

Submitted by Rich on Monday, December 02, 2013

No matter what the below-ground impacts of fracking are (groundwater contamination, earthquakes), how can anyone ignore the tremendous environmental impacts of using our precious supplies of freshwater by pumping them deep into the earth.?! It's not like the water is then recyclable. It is gone! The impact on wetland plants and wildlife is undeniable. We simply cannot afford to do that to our environment. Everything is connected to everything else!

Submitted by Edward on Friday, November 29, 2013

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