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Old 05-29-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

--Cree Indisn prophecy

It will be a sad day in North Carolina when this bill is passed. More and more scientific evidence comes daily showing fracking is harmful both to our health and our water supply.

Will we do this harm to oursevles to create a total of 397 new jobs (according to NC Chamber of Commerce) and for only a six year potential supply of natural gas?

What will we do without clean drinking water? What will that cost to fix?

Let's hope we voters have long memories at election time.
Unfortunately people seem to vote only on the current scandal or sound bite. Our insatiable consumerism has made us shortsighted about the things that really matter.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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what's there is right smack over the western part of the triangle. GREAT
Yes, sorry I misread the map. Bummer....and looks like the Dan River basin will get another hit.
Here is a more detailed NC fracking map.
"Fracking" Map in NC: Where Could Hydraulic Fracturing Occur?
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I really hope this doesn't pass.. I sure will start looking at other states that banned this horrible practice.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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It seems like suicide, based on that latest map posted. The most developed part of the Triangle would no longer be safe to live on. Why would they even consider this? They politicians live here too. People are so..I don't even have words.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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..people are so..short-sighted...greedy...selfish. Some, at least, and they are in Raleigh making decisions that will forever change our poor, beautiful North Carolina. Vote them out of office come next election. It's our only hope.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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RALEIGH, N.C.: Fracking bill heads to North Carolina governor | State Politics | NewsObserver.com

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RALEIGH, N.C. A bill to allow permits for
fracking in North Carolina was all but a done deal Thursday as it heads to Gov.
Pat McCrory for his signature.

It was a fast turnaround for the bill after being passed with no debate by
the Senate hours after the House approved it with minor changes. McCrory, an
ardent proponent of expanding natural gas exploration in North Carolina, will
very likely sign the bill.


McCrory can go ahead and sign this bill but doing so may very well spell disaster for Republicans in November.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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What's the point of paying more to eat healthy, such as organics or Non-GMO's, when your water is going to be contaminated with fracking fluids that are so toxic that it's been made illegal to disclose them. By not knowing what chemicals are in the fracking fluid I can't even know if my Brita water filter can somewhat keep me and my family safe.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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The good news is that you can have really hot water straight from the faucet.
The bad news is that your water is flammable.

At some point the general public is going to have to take a stand against the powers that be.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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McCrory can go ahead and sign this bill but doing so may very well spell disaster for Republicans in November.
Disaster for the republicans - ONLY if people care. Many do not.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Durm
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Disaster for the republicans - ONLY if people care. Many do not.
It's true. I have at this point zero faith that they will be voted out.
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