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Posted on February 17 at 9:25 p.m.

Could someone at the independent write a piece on how or dependence on foreign oil hurts our economy and more importantly leads to military conflicts like the Iraq Wars (no blood for oil, i know you guys can get behind this), once they have written that piece write a follow up piece justifying how our current dependence on foreign oil is ok and get me a figure on how many Iraqi children are dead vs how much ground water wasn't contaminated by not using our own natural gas, yeah that'd be great. Not in our backyard, just someone less fortunate right?

On Hooked on Frack?

Posted on December 17 at 3:16 p.m.

EastBeach, Agreed. This upstream meter should only be able to measure total voltage and amperage to the property, right? Unless electricity has somehow changed since my last electronics class i'm calling BS.

On Smart Meters Still Riling S.B. Residents

Posted on December 5 at 11:13 a.m.

what does channelkeepers have to do with a sewage spill?

On Big Sewage Spill Closes Leadbetter Beach

Posted on November 28 at 2:24 p.m.

We are born of jewish blood not israeli, do not confuse the two.

On Defense of Israel

Posted on November 16 at 11:46 p.m.


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Posted on November 15 at 9:25 p.m.

Thanks JoeSixPack. People need to stop being fearful of things just because they don't understand them, Fracing is one of these. I work in the offshore oil and gas industry and I have been researching these fracing incidents for some time. It is my conclusion that fracing is safe for ground water as long as the process is done correctly as many land rig operations could compromise ground water when they are done negligently. If the fracing water is managed properly the risk is about the same as many other drilling ops. Companies such as Ecosphere technologies are already building frac water processing units for the field. This can be done safely and it will be.

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Posted on October 29 at 9:29 p.m.

Solar and wind are great ways to subsidize our energy consumption. Understand that we will NEVER meet our needs with solar and wind alone, our consumption currently is to large for that, forget about future forecast-ed use.

On Going Solar

Posted on October 11 at 6:50 p.m.

thank you willy88!

On Fracking Near the Forest

Posted on October 11 at 2:04 a.m.

Dr. Dan my assertion is far from outrageous and I do actually have quite a fair bit of data in the form of incident case analysis. (FYI, I work in the drilling industry.) The vast majority of the highly publicized incidents have route causes in human error (as do the vast majority of most industrial incidents.) that could happen AT CONVENTIONAL DRILLING SITES TOO. IE, multiple cases of poor pit managment (pig pools of drilling fluid overflowing and contaminating ground water), casing and cement failure. These are not fracking specific failures.

Riceman, are you a geologist? 7 miles, that is how thick some of these "impermeable layers" are. 100% impermeable, neither you nor I are oil field geologists so maybe we should let the experts tell us how impermeable these layers are and impermeable to what?

DonMcDermott, research the "Halliburton clause." You'll love it...not really, only dick cheney does.

On Fracking Near the Forest

Posted on October 10 at 2:56 p.m.

On the trail, what chemical compounds do you think are in crude oil? Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, ect. Remember what comes up out of the well when you are thinking about what is put down it. Hydraulic fracturing poses more or less the same risks as conventional drilling. Most of what we hear about fracking being dangerous is due to poor drilling practices not due to the fracking process.

On Fracking Near the Forest

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