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Editorial: Stop singling out fracking for draining water supplies




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August 27, 2014 | 2,640 views | 35 comments

By Chris Faulkner

California, Nevada, and much of the southwest are experiencing major droughts. So when Golden State lawmakers killed a bill that would have banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing -- or “fracking” -- environmentalists cried foul. These “fractivists” claim the controversial drilling technique sucks up limited water supplies and exacerbates droughts. That claim is nonsense.  . . .

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
September 4, 2014 4:44am
 
New Boy ..... I noticed that you did not refer to the conclusion of the authors that drilling could not be established as a cause of any contamination to the well water. In today's world of frivolous lawsuits, use of common ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
September 3, 2014 10:56pm
 
Chef read it again there was high levels of heavy medals and other contaminants too.

 
Partain for Congress CD15  
78504  
September 2, 2014 5:36pm
 
??? Is proper English? Its more like a double standard. Com'on Bob. Just having a little fun.

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
September 2, 2014 5:05pm
 
Partain, cant??? Still don't know proper English. Good night my friend. Sleep it off and get back to us later!

 
Partain for Congress CD15  
78504  
September 2, 2014 5:00pm
 
Its resembles - laughing out loud (cant catch breath) loud (cant catch breath) loud. Or maybe its Lol with two exclamation points. But most likely it Lol lol lol concatenated. I'll have to refer you to my computer for a logical ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
September 2, 2014 4:50pm
 
Partain, What does Lolll mean?

 
Partain for Congress CD15  
78504  
September 2, 2014 4:41pm
 
Lolll

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
September 2, 2014 4:39pm
 
Partain, Your response. "... but YOUR killing the mood." Later, "But DONT let me hold you up if YOUR looking for a good stiff one." I see you've already had the Jose Cuervo but apparently you still ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
September 2, 2014 4:36pm
 
New Guy .... The study you mentioned has data on arsenic. Th list of chemicals used in fracking does not contain arsenic. A EPA page on arsenic standards for drinking water has not one word about arsenic from any other source ... More ›

 
Partain for Congress CD15  
78504  
September 2, 2014 4:20pm
 
Frankly Bob. I posed the rules for logic and I was expecting a lively debate on whatever (perhaps on logic), but your killing the mood. But dont let me hold you up if your looking for a good stiff one. Bottoms up :)

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