Some time ago, we introduce this discussion by stating, "This is an mature adult conversation about things done that relate to things to be done. If you have a sincere desire to move the Picken's Plan forward, check in here!" Somewhere along the way, the question of integrity became an issue with reference to the the web sites founder and benefactor, T. Boone Pickens.
From this point forward, we want to be clear about certain points;
Transition is still a lively but insightful discussion of the political ramifications and requirements to employ NG as a bridge fuel to future energy independence; AND a equally informative forum for the side issues that naturally arise in the associated ideas that form the components of action. Participants engaged in this discussion lend their keen minds to unifying a common strategic objective by commenting on the various alternatives with respect to the political agenda necessary to generate a National Energy Policy.
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Please, add your voice to this discussion by considering what you have to offer in the way of your personal expertise, experience and understanding of alternative fuels such as natural gas, solar or wind energy, hydro or thermal power, and chemical or biological process. If politics are not your forte, keep the following in mind:
Knock it off!
WAY WAY WAY OFF TOPIC
I see why you are offended. OK - If it looks like a Pope and Talks like a Pope it is probably a Pope. If it looks like a Muslim and talks like a Muslim, it is probably a Muslim. If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck it is probably a duck.
I'm just not impressed by people who have to flaunt their credentials. As far as I am concerned - there is no difference.
EPA Bureaucrats Struck Down on Barnett Shale Gas Fracking by Findings of the Texas Railroad Commission!
Grandstanding, media mongering, EPA regulators issued Endangerment and Mitigation order on Range Resources for contaminating drinking aquifers without backing up their conclusions with scientific eveidence. This EPA "finding" created the firestorm of media hype last December (Videos showing igniting gas coming from the water faucets etc.). Chemical analysis clearly indicates that the gas in the water wells under the order is not from the Barnett Shale and that the residents in this area have had to deal with gas in their drinking water from the shallow gas formation crossing the reservoir for decades, long before drilling started in the Barnett Shale.
Another fraudulent extortion by the EPA .
The "opinion" article is fallacious. Very little water is required for fracturing ("fracking") a shale gas well and veirtually all of it is recovered before the well is placed into service. I believe the ignorant author does not know the difference between coal bed methane production and fracking for shale gas. I am not an advocate of coal bed methane production.
It would serve you well to get the facts straight before spreading "media lies" about shale gas production.
It is already proven that the water wells under question are not a result of the Range Resources shale gas fracturing. The gas in the waters wells is from a shallow gas reservoir and has a different compostion from the gas composition of the shale gas. The water well driller disclosed that gas was found when the well was drilled two years before Range Resources showed up to dirll for the shale gas.
The land owners are simply "gold digging" opportunists trying to stick it to the minerl rights owners. The EPA did not not do its due diligence and got caught with their pants down.
So we take water and mix it with mud and undisclosed stuff and pump it into the ground. Do we use our limited potable water or are we pumping wastes into our water table?
How much water is needed to recover how much gas?
What is the percentage of water recovered and can you drink it?
Another good movie http://www.newworldorderinfo.com/fall-of-the-republic/
Maybe the gas thing is not that important.
Obviously you and the author of the article that you referenced don't appear to know the difference between Coal Bed Methane production by pumping water out of a non-potable water reservoir and Shale Well Gas fracturing "fracking" of deep shale and removal of the fracking fluids to promote natural gas production. The fracking fluids from shale gas production are primarly removed, contained and recycled.