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Response to DCBob (Reply #33)

Tue May 31, 2016, 02:19 PM

38. The thing with fracking is that they have somehow gotten an okay from govt to have non-disclosure

laws regarding their proprietary methods, effectively shutting out any attempt at regulation or lawsuits. We all know they are polluting our ground water with chemicals. So really, I'm not buying that it's cleaner than coal.

And, not taken into consideration when talking "clean" energy is the fact that fracking is causing earthquakes in areas where there once were virtually none.

Now, I'm not for coal either, for environmental reasons as well as worker safety reasons, but I don't see where fracking is any better. For anyone to decide fracking is fine instead of rejecting it and pushing for actual clean energy solutions which exist and are extremely viable is not an environmental stance, no matter who takes it.

ETA: GRhodes has an excellent post that covers things I missed, such as the environmental cost to create the things necessary for fracking:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2093997

Also, see my post about why Hillary is for fracking:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2095399

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