Yet Another Gas Explosion -- 6 Missing in PA

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    Report: Six missing after massive Pa. gas blast - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com

    San Fransisco, New York, Cleveland and now Pennsylvannia have all been rocked by these freaky gas explosions in the past few weeks. Is it possible that movie "Gasland" was on target?
     
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    Are they saying global warming was a factor???
     
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    Sounds like piss poor and outdated infrastructure ?
    Maybe take a couple hundred off the slaughter machines budget and repair it ?
    OOOOOps. NOPE. That would be a socialist concept.
     
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    "Gasland" does not discusses decaying infrastructure, guys, It focuses on natural gas drilling and transport using new methods called "fracturing" that involve injecting God knows what into the earth to allow the gas to be retrieved. The movie alleges this heathen mixture, whatever it may be, is responsible for many hazards, from burning water to pollution to explosions.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8[/ame]
     
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    This practice should be outlawed period. And there should be no exemptions concerning clean water and air, period. Nada.

    The point about the infrastructure being overage and inadaquete for what we are asking it to do is well taken, also.
     
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    So you are convinced fracturing is horrible, Old Rocks? What about the argument that we need to develop our own fossil fuels? It is hard to ignore the fact that gasoline will soon be at $4 a gallon again.

    I found "Gasland" to be a terrifying movie, and I am willing to believe that this should stop no matter what. But what is free of risk? It ain't like I crave a nuclear power plant in every county.
     
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    Well, first I am a born and bred west coaster, from the dry side of the west coast mountains. An area where water is gold. The land there is only worth as much as the water that one has for it. So the thought of ruining an aquifer is heresy. Second, we can do without the natural gas, we cannot do without good water.

    Also, any practice that requires indulgences concerning clean water and air laws raises red flags.
     

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