Kris Eckert
Kris Eckert

I love the picture of this floor hand taking samples of the mud as it flows from the casing. Is that supposed to look like he's dumping the mud onto the ground and poisoning the land? If that's what you believe, then you're sorely misinformed. Operators spend thousands of dollars in environmentally-safe chemicals (all of which you can find in various household items) keeping the fluid properties of that mud at a specific quality, so they are not going to waste a drop. It's actually flowing...

I love the picture of this floor hand taking samples of the mud as it flows from the casing. Is that supposed to look like he's dumping the mud onto the ground and poisoning the land? If that's what you believe, then you're sorely misinformed. Operators spend thousands of dollars in environmentally-safe chemicals (all of which you can find in various household items) keeping the fluid properties of that mud at a specific quality, so they are not going to waste a drop. It's actually flowing through a trench back to the working pits where its fluid properties are restabilized, cuttings are removed, and the mud is then pumped back through the wellbore to maintain its stability. In fact, if the salinity concentration is low enough, this mud actually serves as a better fertilizer than your store-bought brands, and it is bought and sold by the barrel to local farmers in states where the practice is allowed. If the salinity is too high then the mud is stored in a facility where they remove most of the salt and will reuse the mud in other processes on other wells. After a well is plugged and plants work their way across the initial wellpad, you will find that the plants growing near where the pits were dug are greener than any in the surrounding area.

Kelly Charles Marshall
Kelly Charles Marshall
  • Kris Eckert

Amen!

Phillip De La Rosa
Phillip De La Rosa

Please people, keep the fight going. Let "all voices" be heard that those companies, which are all about "greed" Do not let them drill anymore.
The Bush administration let these companies do whatever they wanted to do, with out any "safety " rules and cannot be touched, so far, fight back! Water to sustain life, not for "profit" for the Greedy.

Kelly Charles Marshall
Kelly Charles Marshall
  • Phillip De La Rosa

Ignorance Iis bliss! Learn more about what you are fighting about!

Martyn Hodder
Martyn Hodder

This is insane-"fracking" or de-stabilising the earths natural surface at these depths will only have one outcome, & it ain't good! there has to be another way for the human race to survive! the earths atmosphere & oceans can only take so much! in the next few generations the movie "Water World" -(Waterworld was a 1995 post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy staring Kevin Cosner). will become reality-there is no land left...

This is insane-"fracking" or de-stabilising the earths natural surface at these depths will only have one outcome, & it ain't good! there has to be another way for the human race to survive! the earths atmosphere & oceans can only take so much! in the next few generations the movie "Water World" -(Waterworld was a 1995 post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy staring Kevin Cosner). will become reality-there is no land left only large frieghters carrying mega tons of crude oil-or even the "Mad Max" films from the late '70, s where water & fuel are so precious you have to kill for it! Isanity is near!

Martha Dobbs
Martha Dobbs
  • Martyn Hodder

yes martyn im from the East Coast of the North Island and these buggers wanna start fracking down Tolaga Bays Way..why dont they just Frack off and leave our shores alone..we are asking for Trouble if this is made compulsary..

Charlene Bloodworth
Charlene Bloodworth

why can't people who do fracking, strip mining and other dubious ways of providing energy, just get with the program and use their brains to harness the one universal and clean energy source... solar power.

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Charlene Bloodworth

It's being worked on but currently is too expensive and impractical for everyday use.

Jayesh Nanavati
Jayesh Nanavati

Do you want the most beautiful city on the earth vanish by sinking underground because of fracking?

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Jayesh Nanavati

There's no fracking in Phoenix right now.

Saud Ahmed
Saud Ahmed

I AM WITH THIS CAUSE, AND I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP OUR ENVIRONMENT CLEAN!

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Saud Ahmed

Why do you have the same middle and last name?

Kathy Cummings
Kathy Cummings

Fracking is criminal behavior, all parts of fracking.
Is it not criminal to make money making people sick, pollute their water and air, render farmland and people's properties useless, and cause earthquakes?

Kathy Cummings
Kathy Cummings
  • Kathy Cummings

Fracking is criminal behavior, all parts of fracking.
Is it not criminal to make money making people sick, pollute their water and air, render farmland and people's properties useless, and cause earthquakes?

Mary Ellen Ryall
Mary Ellen Ryall

End fracking now. No fracking in my home state, New York. Keep our drinking water sale. Good work nature advocates.

Kathy Cahill
Kathy Cahill
  • Mary Ellen Ryall

No fracking in Wisconsin.

MaryLou Silvester-Carr
MaryLou Silvester-Carr

They are planning to do this in Ireland also..Over my dead body! Fracking is highly dangerous!

Linda Kelly
Linda Kelly
  • MaryLou Silvester-Carr

They what to do it up here. Ditto !

Silvia Barry
Silvia Barry

wondering why 8791 people shared this on FB but there is only 7659 votes? Sounds a bit dodgy to me?

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Silvia Barry

Sounds like Obama math.

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