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WV Energy Policy? Pipelines! Export our Resources a.s.a.p.


WV Energy Policy? Pipelines! Export our Resources a.s.a.p.

Hundreds of Miles of Land are Being Disturbed

We should not forfeit the future for the sake of energy today

Letter from S. Tom Bond, Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, June 7, 2015

The fossil fuel industry is finding more and more opposition as time goes by. The reasons are many. The list of new pipelines is amazing ó for example, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Momentum Pipeline, the Rover Pipeline ó on and on it goes.

These are no babies; some of them are as large as 42 inches, and they operate at up to 100 times the pressure of the atmosphere ó at 1440 pounds per square inch. They will be among the largest ever built in the United States.

Literally thousands of miles of pipelines are being built to transport gas at a time when fossil fuels face a political and technological storm of a variety of problems hardly meeting public attention a decade ago.

Recently the International Monetary Fund published in a white paper that fossil fuels get a worldwide subsidy of $5.7 trillion, which amounts to 6.5 percent of the world gross domestic production, mostly due to environmental costs and damage to health ó with coal the primary culprit.

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The science papers on effects of fracking have been doubling yearly. The press and scientific experts no longer ignore health effects of fracking, ...

Banks donít want drilling on mortgaged property because of loss of value, and insurance companies donít want to pay for losses due to drilling contamination or accidents on oneís property. ... huge subsidy from the poorest property owners to the industry.

Disposal of huge quantities of waste is a growing problem, ...

Much more

x p Envir&Energy

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