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Old 11-07-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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ND May Sue EPA Over EPA`s Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation on KFYR-TV North Dakota's NBC News Leader

Leave it to this Administration. They will not be happy until every last person is unemployed.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:46 PM
 
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It seems to me the EPA would have already had information regarding fracturing prior to drilling.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:44 AM
 
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The preliminary regs come out in 2012... then they get comments, lawsuits, etc.... any final regs wouldn't be until 2015 at the earliest... So, we got a few years of leeway, yet...
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Like golfer pointed out, this isn't something that would happen overnight.

I think a national ban on fracking would be incredibly difficult to do. There are numerous states where hydraulic fracturing is used with little to no problems (North Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, etc.). I have a hard time thinking the EPA will be able to get any sort of nationwide or state specific ban on fracking in North Dakota.

That being said, I'm OK with our state gov't setting aside some of it's money in case the EPA does decide to do so. It's the livelihood of numerous North Dakotans, the state should absolutely sue if they try and stop it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Like golfer pointed out, this isn't something that would happen overnight.

I think a national ban on fracking would be incredibly difficult to do. There are numerous states where hydraulic fracturing is used with little to no problems (North Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, etc.). I have a hard time thinking the EPA will be able to get any sort of nationwide or state specific ban on fracking in North Dakota.
I doubt they would seek an outright ban. What they and other alphabet gov't agencies usually do is up the regulatory hurdles so that the costs for operating go up, often quite dramatically. And the opportunity for many, as a result, goes down. Of course the gov't will blame it on the companies, or a "maturing" market, or what have you, so as to keep the zoo animals from rebelling against them.

If you track the industries that enjoy explosive growth and innovation for awhile, and then it seems to suddenly slow down, you can almost always chalk it up to the gov't intervention - the "need" to "protect" people, or the "need" to collect taxes, or stop "unfair" competition, or what have you - all of course in the name of "serving" the people. Never, ever in the name of lining their own pockets or that of their corporate constituencies, or increasing their own power base. Never. Nope, they are only there to "serve" the people.
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