Bush Legacy - Fracturing for Natural Gas exempt from EPA Regulations

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8]YouTube - GASLAND Trailer 2010[/ame]

    I was watching Morning Joe and they had on a guy named Josh Fox who was offered $100,000.00 for gas companies to drill for natural gas on his land. He decided to look into it and found the Bush Administration had exempted Natural Gas drilling from EPA Regulation.

    He visited 34 states and made this documentary about the Natural Gas Drilling Industry.

    Check out 2:24 when the guy puts a match next to his kitchen faucet. But, be warned, the sight of someone being flamed and burned is disturbing.
     
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    Remember, I said that we would find other disasters waiting to be uncovered. Much of the contaminated drinking water is in Red States. Bush States.

    So "drink up" Red states. Enjoy what your political party has done for you. We know what the Republican leadership feels about the base.

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    "Gasland" . NOW on PBS

    Here is a segment with an interview of Josh Fox I saw a few months ago on PBS's NOW


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    and as you can see by the article and fractured link back to it, they, The admin. has known about this since, May of 2009. Any word yet on changes?....I am sure Salazar is all over it.



    EPA Administrator Forecasts Potential Shift on Bush-Era Drilling Loophole
    by Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica - May 22, 2009 3:02 pm EDT

    Signaling the potential for an important policy reversal, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a congressional hearing on Tuesday that the agency would consider revisiting its controversial position that a popular natural gas drilling technique doesn't harm groundwater.

    A 2004 study [1] (PDF) conducted by the EPA concluded that hydraulic fracturing [2] -- a process that involves pummeling the earth with millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals to extract natural gas -- causes "no threat" to underground drinking water.

    The study is often used by the gas industry to rebut concerns over drinking water contamination. It was also the main basis for a provision in a 2005 energy bill that exempts hydraulic fracturing from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The bill says the process is exempt because it doesn't harm groundwater. Opponents of the exemption are trying to repeal it, and a new study from the EPA would add muscle to their argument.


    propublica.org/article/epa-administrator-forecasts-potential-shift-on-bush-era-drilling-loop-522
     
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    Truly frightening is how much damage has already happened.

    The bulk is in the Red States and they don't seem to care too much what Republicans did, so that's good. In fact, no matter what Republicans have done, they seem to accept it.

    What will this cost the country? Brain lesions? Seriously?

    And the guy with the exploding water. On Morning Joe, the guy in the trailer wasn't the only one with exploding water.

    I suspect this isn't the end of the Bush/Republican legacy. Every day brings a new disaster. How many can Obama deal with at a time? Then you have the "filibuster" Republicans desperately trying to block him from fixing anything. Anyone who votes Republican has got to be crazy.
     
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    I don't see this as a red blue issue, if it sux, it sux.
     
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    Normally, I wouldn't see it as a red/blue issue, but Republicans have turned everything into a red/blue issue.

    I believe the reason they work so hard to make Obama "fail" is so that no minority candidate will ever be considered again.

    Look at those on this board. First Obama is weak, now he's a bully.

    And with an ecological disaster like this (take your pick, fracturing or gulf), Republican leaders just don't seem too alarmed beyond the political.
     
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    George Bush has left a lasting legacy on this Country, all the while, he sits in Texas smurking and drinking tea. What a jerk!
     
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    I hope he drinks "tasty" tea made from "fractured" water.
     
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    Why don't Libs start their own gas free, oil free country?
     

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