Exxon CEO Claims Fracking is Safe......

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    Feb 23, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    .....Files Lawsuit to Stop Fracking Near His 100 Acre Horse Ranch.

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    Rex Tillerson finally tells the truth about fracking. It lowers property values.

    Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson may be the world's biggest fracker (Exxon is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S.) but he isn't stupid. He'll frack my backyard and tell me it's good for me and he'll frack your place too, but don't let any frackers near his home. He knows damn well that fracking lowers property values, but he wouldn't admit it until the frackers came to his place. He just joined a lawsuit to stop the fracking because it would lower the value of his property.
    Tillerson has joined a lawsuit that cites fracking’s consequences in order to block the construction of a 160-foot water tower next to his and his wife’s Texas home.
    The Wall Street Journal reports the tower would supply water to a nearby fracking site, and the plaintiffs argue the project would cause too much noise and traffic from hauling the water from the tower to the drilling site. The water tower, owned by Cross Timbers Water Supply Corporation, “will sell water to oil and gas explorers for fracing [sic] shale formations leading to traffic with heavy trucks on FM 407, creating a noise nuisance and traffic hazards,” the suit says.

    Though Tillerson’s name is on the lawsuit, a lawyer representing him said his concern is about the devaluation of his property, not fracking specifically.

    When he is acting as Exxon CEO, not a homeowner, Tillerson has lashed out at fracking critics and proponents of regulation. “This type of dysfunctional regulation is holding back the American economic recovery, growth, and global competitiveness,” he said in 2012.

    Thousands of North Carolinians, like me, living in Moore, Lee, Chatham, Orange, Wake and Durham counties want to keep fracking out of our communities because fracking is incompatible with biotech, IT, retirement, higher education, world class hospitals, and the wonderful farm to market movement that has developed in central North Carolina. Our properties, our universities and schools, our farms, our retirement communities, our hospitals and our businesses deserve the same protection from loss of property values and environmental damage as Rex Tillerson's. And our children deserve clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.
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    Feb 23, 2014 12:39 AM GMT
    I thought fracking was just a word that had replaced the stupid word fricking.
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    Feb 23, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    It certainly is a bad look to campaign for it but he stops when it lowers the value of his home, but is that related to the acquisition of the gas?

    Fracking is perfectly viable and safe to do, and will be part of the future of power generation, also, it doesn't take much room anyway.

    Tillerson complaining about property value isn't relevant to the process of the fracking itself. It might be construed as selfish and self-centered, but fracking as a process is still one of the best things we have invented. It won't be long until it's a regular thing, as soon as the Greens and bloody environmentalists get out of the way icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    Finally remembered why fracking makes me think of fricking; someone at work would use the term Frick and Frack.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frick_and_Frack
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    Feb 23, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    PolitiNerd saidIt certainly is a bad look to campaign for it but he stops when it lowers the value of his home, but is that related to the acquisition of the gas?

    Fracking is perfectly viable and safe to do, and will be part of the future of power generation, also, it doesn't take much room anyway.

    Tillerson complaining about property value isn't relevant to the process of the fracking itself. It might be construed as selfish and self-centered, but fracking as a process is still one of the best things we have invented. It won't be long until it's a regular thing, as soon as the Greens and bloody environmentalists get out of the way icon_razz.gif


    oh so you know fracking is safe huh? hahahahahaha

    http://www.texasmonthly.com/search-results/Fracking
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 23, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    NO ONE wants fracking in their backyard, but the nature of fracking is that they drill 100,000s of wells all over the country, wherever shale gas is present, and it's destroying vast swaths of land and contaminating ground water.
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    Feb 23, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    of course the asshole says it's safe, he spent $41 billion to acquire XTO Energy
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    Feb 23, 2014 5:29 PM GMT
    So funny to me.
    I've already stated that thanks to fraking the next "big one" (earth quake) will be deep in the heart of Texas.
    Love love love, how most Texan's are all for it, even when there is mounting evidence to the damage it's done and may do; even the towns without water because of it.