by Grand Forks Herald
October 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Residents in the epicenter of North Dakota’s oil development spoke about the impacts Saturday during the Dakota Resource Council’s annual meeting in Bismarck. Continue Reading
Tags: conservation, Dakota Resource Council, Oil, updates 6 Comments »
DRC are just Communists masquerading as concerned citizens. Follow the money.
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Kevin, you must be kidding or are you some kind of insensitive machine?
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In many parts of North America, oil field activity has had a devastating impact on the lives of the farming community, whether it be the poisoning of wells (natural gas coming out of your water pipes in the house) or livestock getting sick and dying. These people are right to be concerned. I will not travel through western North Dakota because of the condition of the roads and all the extra oil field traffic.
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Outlaw “fracking” and all these problems vanish.
Our corrupt politicians–colluding with Big Oil–would rather import crime and develop on-site as well as off-site environmental disaster than do without oil profits.
Why don’t the frackers have to carry insurance against environmental damage and injury the way car owners have to carry insurance against property damage and human injury? Because the corrupt politicians DON’T CARE what damage is done; or how long it takes for the damage to become noticeable–as long as the money continues to flow.
When the oil and the frackers are gone, all the problems they abandonded here when they left will have to be mitigated at taxpayer expense. And the politicians will all claim that there was no way to know in advance…
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On a Sunday morning talk show a dem was glorifying Obama for not caving into environmentalists on the issue of fracking in Ohio. That got me thinking so I did a little reading. I found out it is being done in 18 states in the US. In 2011, North Dakota reported more than 1,000 accidental releases of oil, drilling waste or other fluids; although many more went unreported. The risk of a serious Fraccident is increasing daily.
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I agree it must be monitored but outlaw fracking and you shut down 99% of the oil business in this state and a few others. It would devastate the economy of this nation again.
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