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Old 06-20-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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This is being talked about in Dallas. Since there is so much Fracking in the Houston area this is notable.

http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/vapors_sicken_arlington

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Numerous people living in the Fish Creek, Norwood, Oaks, and Interlochen neighborhoods say they are getting nosebleeds, headaches, and other ailments when Chesapeake conducts fracking: shooting millions of gallons of chemical-laced water deep into underground shale formations to release trapped natural gas.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Please tell me where fracking is taking place "in Houston"??

I work in the shale industry and the closest fracking I know of to Houston is in the Eagle Ford Shale which, at it's closest drilling location, is 130 miles west of Houston near Halletsville in Lavaca County.

If you really want to post your purely subjective article (from earthworks.org??) on this forum you should post it in the San Antonio or Fort Worth forums.

Many of Houston's energy companies support the shale and fracking industry through various means but there is no actual fracking of horizontal wells taking place here.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Please tell me where fracking is taking place "in Houston"??

I work in the shale industry and the closest fracking I know of to Houston is in the Eagle Ford Shale which, at it's closest drilling location, is 130 miles west of Houston near Halletsville in Lavaca County.

If you really want to post your purely subjective article (from earthworks.org??) on this forum you should post it in the San Antonio or Fort Worth forums.

Many of Houston's energy companies support the shale and fracking industry through various means but there is no actual fracking of horizontal wells taking place here.
Hastings Field is being redeveloped in South of Houston, pressurized recovery (fracking?). New well just went up in League City

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Old 06-21-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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fracturing is a common technique in the oil filed.
it started back in the 70 (or even before).
and i have never heard of these problems before....

now do your own considerations.

by the way the chemicals utilized for fracturing are usually guar products: tipically used in the food and shamppo industry.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:53 AM
 
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They're just trying to make a buck. The EPA has tried several times to prove harmful effects of tracking and have failed to do so every time.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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It's always refreshing to see articles that blame fracking for illnesses. Just how the hell do frac fluids get into city water when it's pressure pumped 1000's of feet under the ground? Total BS unless Chesapeake is fracking city water supplies, which, actually, is impossible.

99.5% of fluids used in fracking is water. Proponents of the fracking myth conveniently leave this important fact out of their rantings. Regardless, there is at present little or no evidence of groundwater contamination from hydraulic fracturing of shales at normal depths. Although claims have been made that "out-of-zone" fracture propagation or intersection with natural fractures, could occur, recent studies found no instances where either of these has actually taken place. In the long term after fracturing is completed, the fluid flow is toward (not away from) the well as gas enters the well bore during production. Some allegations indicate a relatively small risk to water supplies from individual well fracturing operations, but that a large number of wells (in the Marcellus shale) has a higher likelihood of negative impacts. The evidence for this risk is not clearly defined. No evidence of chemicals from hydraulic fracturing fluid has been found in aquifers as a result of fracturing operations. It appears that the risk of such chemical additives is greater from surface spills of undiluted chemicals than from actual fracturing activities.

Ronnie
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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You should consider the negative health effects of not having energy to run power plants, vehicles and make plastic.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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This is being talked about in Dallas. Since there is so much Fracking in the Houston area this is notable.

EARTHWORKS | Vapors Sicken Arlington
How many times do you people have to be proven wrong before you stop repeating these ridiculous liberal talking points?


Editorial: UT fracking study offers new promise | Dallas Morning News Editorials - Opinion and Commentary for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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How many times do you people have to be proven wrong before you stop repeating these ridiculous liberal talkingpointsl]
How many times do conspiracy theorists have to be told there was only one shooter of JFK? when you're as heavily invested in the conspiracy as the anti-Fracking people, nothing short of a lobotomy will change your mind.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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The plaintiffs lawyers are chomping a the bit to have a go a fracking and already are. I think you'll find most of the hype is driven by the plaintiffs bar as it is in most other high profile litigated issues.

There are no room for facts in a class action suit. The goal is fees for lawyers, not juctice.
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