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Forum Post: Battles Escalate Over Community Efforts To Ban Fracking

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 25, 2013, 2:38 a.m. EST by Nevada1 (4784)
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[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (21407) 11 months ago

"Noam Chomsky slams Canada's shale gas energy plans"

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/01/noam-chomsky-canadas-shale-gas-energy-tar-sands

"It means taking every drop of hydrocarbon out of the ground, whether it's shale gas in New Brunswick or tar sands in Alberta and trying to destroy the environment as fast as possible, with barely a question raised about what the world will look like as a result."

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4784) 11 months ago

Thank you beautifulworld for article----It says so much.

[-] 1 points by prospector22 (185) from Brooklyn, NY 11 months ago

Excellent link, thanks. I remember driving through New Brunswick on our way back from PEI. It's a beautiful province.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (21407) 11 months ago

"Chomsky expressed concern about an indigenous community in New Brunswick whose encampment blockading shale gas exploration was raided by a heavily armed Canadian police force two weeks ago."

Solidarity.

[-] 1 points by prospector22 (185) from Brooklyn, NY 11 months ago

The total disregard that governments have for native populations is shameful.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Excerpt: What's unclear is how far energy companies are willing to go to protect their interests. Industry giants ExxonMobil and BP declined to comment on the issue

Ummmm don't energy companies ( fossil fuel ) hire/own mercenary armies? I think that should answer the question of how far they are willing to go.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Excerpt: Industry representatives say drilling takes years of planning and millions of dollars of investment before the trucks arrive. If a local government has authority to ban drilling or enact regulations that make it too costly or cumbersome, drillers say it puts that investment at risk.

Hmmm . . . now why does it take millions of dollars of investment prior to moving into an area? Does investment mean buying access? Buying Access from local or state officials or both? Hmmmmmm

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Good point. Buying all those officials----And with all that Tax Payer Money.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Fossil Fuel Subsidies - just gotta love em. BASTARDS.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Regarding the things We The People pay for, it is amazing----our own destruction.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

AND We The People Have No Say in it - Though It Is Our Money And Is Supposed to Be Our Country. HUH - WTF?

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Sacrifice Zones, NSA Surveillance, War

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Sacrifice Zones

Well - it is becoming more and more apparent - there is only One Sacrifice Zone - EARTH.

NSA Surveillance

Will keep track of the steady progress.

War

Will keep it on track.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Well Said

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

OH so sad to hear you say that. But what else is one to think when looking at the world at this point in time?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Excerpt: "You are having places like the city of Dallas that have to decide if they are going to allow it in the city boundaries," Negro said. "These issues just have not come up before."

Hmmmm isn't Texass all about fossil fuel ( drill baby drill ) I would think that they would be offering the keys to the city to a fracking enterprise. I mean the process is so safe and clean - and Texass sure would be aware of that. So wheres the prob? I mean Really - shouldn't all of Texass be all over this like flies on fresh shit?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Nice - TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Battles Escalate as Community Efforts to Ban Fracking http://on.natgeo.com/1f5AZs2 via @NatGeo

Nice 2 C people standing up 4 themselves/community

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Wondering if National Geographic will lose a sponsor.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Hmmmmm I wonder - If so - would advertizing who pulled out and for what reasons help ?

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Shell

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Ahhhhh - National Geographic - I HOPE YOU WILL POST A STORY VERY PROMINENTLY WHEREVER YOU ARE ABLE. Hmmmm the very idea that shell would be unhappy with a fracking documentary - well - it just shakes ones confidence................