+1 Obama approves fracking for gas in Utah 3700 new wells

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    U.S. Set to Approve Utah Drilling Plan - WSJ.com

    Dunno if this decision was politically motivated but the fact that he is going to approve fracking wells surprised me.

    Decisions like these are the kinds of decisions that a potus can make that DO have an impact on energy prices in America.
     
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    He misspoke.





    I'm not going to say this is the perfect coincidence and timing during the election season.


    since it's so blatant that I don't need Two
     
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    Excellent.


    Let's frack like a mofo.
     
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    This guy will do anything and everything to get votes. Next week, he'll stop this through an executive order to make the tree huggers happy. He can't afford to lose those votes either. Straddling the fence or jumping back and forth will probably cause extreme pain in the groin area.
     
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    Aren't all the Liberal Environmentalists against Fracking? :confused:

    I seem to recall rdean making a thread about this a while back.

    I know Libs will be outraged about this!
     
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    Fracking is a proven method to recover natural gas. And natural gas is the least damaging fossil fuel for the amount of energy recovered. However, should these wells damage aquifers, even in Utah, the results will be a banning of fracking. People in the Western States know the value of water.
     
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    They have agreed to use less harmful chemicals and I'm sure this will be monitored closer than any previous drill. A test project if you will.

    Thing is though, fracking has never been proven to be harmful. The biggest fracking project in America was shut down for a time and investigated by the epa for over a year. Ultimately the epa left quietly with their tail between their legs.
     
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    Of course Barry's okaying the drilling.

    Its 2012. An election year.

    If he happens to win that second term the brakes will lock up and smoke all the way to DC.
     
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    Whatever the reason its a good thing. The GOP should push for more.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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