Fracking is about economic catastrophe not development!

12 comments on “Fracking is about economic catastrophe not development!
  1. The Mad Ape says:

    Cracking is environmental terrorism and proponents are environmental terrorists

  2. BankingThiefs says:

    No, what David Cameron actually said was he was working with insurance firms to ensure poor northerners would subsidies rich southerner for their flooding insurance costs!

    Stop building on flood plains, if you have to bloody well elevate your houses on stilts, and stop blaming CO2 and dredge the fookin rivers you’ve not dredge for 10+ years! You take enough CO2 tax!

  3. jischinger says:

    we fail as a society

    “Exxon Mobil CEO: No fracking near my backyard
    Exxon Mobil’s CEO has joined a lawsuit to stop construction of a water tower near his home that would be used to in the fracking process to drill for oil.

    While fracking — hydraulic fracturing of rock to release pockets of oil — has raised complaints from environmentalists around the country, Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson’s opposition to a project in his own neighborhood is interesting, given how deeply Exxon Mobil is involved in the process.

    Tillerson appeared at a Town Council meeting in Bartonville, Tex., the wealthy enclave near his Dallas home last November to join in the protest over the water tower, The Wall Street Journal reports.

    The lawsuit contends the project would create “a noise nuisance and traffic hazards.” Trucks would be needed to haul and pump water.

    The tower, being built by Cross Timbers Water Supply, would rise 15 stories, the Journal says. It’s adjacent to Tillerson’s 83-acre horse ranch and not far from an 18-acre homestead. Tillerson is devoting considerable time to the matter: he sat for three hours in the lawsuit last May and attended an all-day mediation session in September, besides his Town Council appearance.

    Among the others opposing the project are those who are not exactly known for environmental crusading: former U.S.House Majority Leader Dick Armey and his wife are the lead plaintiffs.

    An Exxon Mobil spokesman contacted by the Journal said that the suit is Tillerson’s own matter and the oil giant “has no involvement in the legal matter.”

  4. BankingThiefs says:

    @jischinger the technical term for that is..

    NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)
    “a person who objects to the siting of something perceived as unpleasant or hazardous in their own neighbourhood, especially while raising no such objections to similar developments elsewhere.”
    - http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/Nimby

  5. YoLithos says:

    Poor horses. Unless they’re already bathed and drink only imported purified mineral water. And, probably, walk around in gas masks and breathe only filtered air. And are fed nothing but ecologically sound grass and hay – supposing there is still any to be found on the planet. In those huge caverns under what’s left of glacial ice, perhaps?

    Quite a hit to the livestock value, either way. Wine bottles don’t reproduce. But they resist anything except ‘bad’ temperatures, humidity, and radiation. And Corvettes only have to contend with the eventual sinkhole or insurance fire, every once in a while.

  6. YoLithos says:

    Earthquakes, of course, are bad for both wines and corvettes. And fragile vases and such. I wonder if those ranches have gas firepĺaces?

  7. jischinger says:

    you know what’s really sick about Tillerson, he cares more about a horse than his fellow human beings.

    One thing I noticed when researching the FTcards that a good number of these guys cared more about animals than people.

    Many out spoken members of the WWF (world wildlife fund). Hank Paulson come to mind.

    It’s how they see the world. If you’re not exceptional you’re a waste of space. In the past a lot of these guys would have been Nazis or slave masters.

    Be weary of anyone who believes in American Exceptionalism – they aren’t talking about you.

  8. YoLithos says:

    “Is he his horses’ keeper”? Maybe the horses will spook easier, when he’s visiting the stables or going out for a ride. One can only hope for some sort of Divine Justice. However laconic. Or Lacoönic, perhaps.

  9. YoLithos says:

    Or Lacöonic, probably. ;)

  10. trooper dave says:

    Fracking is an Easter Island deforestation moment for the western world.

  11. pch says:

    interesting link regarding an individual’s ability to fight fracking in his own backyard:

    http://www.popularresistance.org/one-mans-clever-idea-to-fight-frackers-and-save-his-organic-farm/

    late onto this thread; will post again when fracking comes up again here.

  12. Jason Bradstreet says:

    You’re behaving like a shill for Putin’s gas empire Max.
    Educate yourself on the subject.

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