Waste Water from Oil Fracking Injected into Clean Aquifers in California

  • tj85016

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    Nov 18, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Waste-Water-from-Oil-Fracking-Injected-into-Clean-Aquifers-282733051.html
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 18, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    It never ceases to amaze me how many different ways we can damage the environment. It just seems like anything that can go wrong is going wrong right now.
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    Nov 18, 2014 5:33 PM GMT
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    Nov 19, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    We have traded clean ground water that is safe for drinking for some higher level of energy independence. NOT a good trade off. Then there are the aquifers and rivers contaminated w/ag. run off containing fertilizers and pesticides. Pretty much covers the whole country icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 20, 2014 10:34 AM GMT
    This is horrifying! And it happened under the EPA's watch. Just wait until the incoming GOP Congress guts what's left of those regulations.

    I'm sure that riddler78 and southbeach will come up with a great reason to excuse the oil and gas industry for its negligence and complete disregard for the safety of the American people.
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    Nov 20, 2014 12:38 PM GMT
    TomSOCAL saidI don't need to open the link. There is no safe way to meet our energy needs. I am a pro growth environmentalist who drives an suv. It is the same people posting over and over on this and city data and my neighborhood hoa. Can't we turn our attention to issues that matter such as marriage equality, health care for all, declaring amnesty, terrorism, the minimum wage, etc....ok now I will open the linkicon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifand I just read it, but it's in Kern county, very republican, 23 percent are below the poverty line. A troubled county, they need more, not less, oil and gas drilling. I am confident that gov Brown and the Kern county board of supervisors will work something out. Thanks for the link. Kern county needs jobs so this issue will help state officials figure out how to improve oil and gas drilling in Kern county. This will have long term beneficial consequences. Kind of reminds me of riverside county's medical shortage. This was brought to Sacramento attention and now they're doing something about iticon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


    improve oil and gas drilling? we've been drilling oil for 150 fucking years. California doesn't even have any control over the Chevron refinery mess in Richmond (at least they voted for the right mayor)
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    Nov 20, 2014 3:10 PM GMT
    TomSOCAL saidI don't need to open the link. There is no safe way to meet our energy needs. I am a pro growth environmentalist who drives an suv. It is the same people posting over and over on this and city data and my neighborhood hoa. Can't we turn our attention to issues that matter such as marriage equality, health care for all, declaring amnesty, terrorism, the minimum wage, etc....ok now I will open the linkicon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifand I just read it, but it's in Kern county, very republican, 23 percent are below the poverty line. A troubled county, they need more, not less, oil and gas drilling. I am confident that gov Brown and the Kern county board of supervisors will work something out. Thanks for the link. Kern county needs jobs so this issue will help state officials figure out how to improve oil and gas drilling in Kern county. This will have long term beneficial consequences. Kind of reminds me of riverside county's medical shortage. This was brought to Sacramento attention and now they're doing something about iticon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


    Can you not think beyond next week? That's sad. The narrow-minded view that oil and gas drilling creates jobs for everyone who needs or wants one is one of the loudest war cries from the GOP and industry lobby. In reality, this couldn't be further from the truth. Long-term jobs in oil and gas are hard to come by (e.g. KXL, which will create thousands of temporary jobs but less than 50 full-time).

    And don't get me started on the naive statement about how state officials will figure out ways to improve gas drilling. If by "improve" you mean increase amount of drilling sites to continually rape the land and kill the people, then I get it. If you mean increasing safety via improved technology, inspections and regulations ... it will be a cold day in hell when that happens.
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    Nov 22, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    TomSOCAL saidHey, Marin County, Sacramento, and Manhattan, NYC - Please stop telling us what to do down here in Kern, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. You know, I might just forward this thread to Marion Ashley, my local Riverside County representative. He and the other commisioners down here don't want you guys up north telling us what to do!icon_biggrin.gif

    Especially considering the 11% to 24% poverty rates, depending on the county.icon_cry.gif

    I would like to make Lebec the capital of Southern California (it's in SW Kern County, just off I-5). A beautiful area in the mountains, at 4000 feet.

    Then, we can have more control over our Oil and agricultural resources. Our poverty rates are higher than they need be, due to the Delta Smelt (lack of water) and not enough assistance from Sacramento on helping develop our oil and gas resources.



    QUESTION: Once your water is poisoned do you plan to stay?
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 22, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    Determinate said
    TomSOCAL saidHey, Marin County, Sacramento, and Manhattan, NYC - Please stop telling us what to do down here in Kern, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. You know, I might just forward this thread to Marion Ashley, my local Riverside County representative. He and the other commisioners down here don't want you guys up north telling us what to do!icon_biggrin.gif

    Especially considering the 11% to 24% poverty rates, depending on the county.icon_cry.gif

    I would like to make Lebec the capital of Southern California (it's in SW Kern County, just off I-5). A beautiful area in the mountains, at 4000 feet.

    Then, we can have more control over our Oil and agricultural resources. Our poverty rates are higher than they need be, due to the Delta Smelt (lack of water) and not enough assistance from Sacramento on helping develop our oil and gas resources.



    QUESTION: Once your water is poisoned do you plan to stay?

    Poisoned water is so 2016.