I think the people who are so passionate about stopping things like fracking are hypocrates. I have yet to see anyone of them stop heating their homes, using plastics, or driving their cars. Facking also helps provide jobs and keep energy costs from sky rocketing. It would have been nice if this video allowed you to read the articles instead of flashing only part of them and then saying what they say the graphs mean.
There is always more then one side to things and it takes more then a video to convince me. People need to learn how to read the actual research done on both sides and draw their own conclusions. "Green" engergy companies buy polititions as well. They also have their own drive to make money. It's not all about saving the earth, has no one seen the prices on "green" energy? Yes, they only care about the enviorment...
Do me a pleasure, look to the documentary 'gasland', and then tell me what you think about fracking.... Will you? I'm very curious to hear what you think about it after you visioned this.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Nc-kxWfmc This is a link that gives an idea
if you see this you wanne cry and not stop....
and here another one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM
Did you know studies dating from 1976 have reported the problems with the water source lighting on fire from the same levels of gas? This problem goes all the way back to the 1930's. Fracking wasn't around back then and these are facts. Omiting half the truth in "documentaries" does no one any good. People need to stop believe whatever they are told and look into both sides before drawing any conclusions. The oil and gas companies put billions of dollars into restoring damaged enviorments...
Did you know studies dating from 1976 have reported the problems with the water source lighting on fire from the same levels of gas? This problem goes all the way back to the 1930's. Fracking wasn't around back then and these are facts. Omiting half the truth in "documentaries" does no one any good. People need to stop believe whatever they are told and look into both sides before drawing any conclusions. The oil and gas companies put billions of dollars into restoring damaged enviorments when accidents happen. They also follow EPA guide lines. Oil and gas do way more then people realize. If you are so against things like this then I suggest you move to an amish community. As long as we rely on oil and gas for almost everything we do on daily, then pretending to hate it is kinda pointless. I would rather the oil and gas company be doing studies to know when to replace and repare things then ignoring things. BTW Iive by TONS of fracking sites... I have yet to be able to set my water on fire... probably because they inspect the well sites monthly for problems and repare things when needed.
I'm not saying fracking is the best thing to ever happen, I'm just saying that there are some companies out their competing in the energy feild and they put big money into making the other side look worse then they are. They tell half truths. Youtube isn't exactly where all research is done. Try peer review journals. Find articles on both sides.
This summer I spent a few days in a little town in the Poconos in Pennsylvania where they were fracking. The town was so poor, and fracking was supposed to bring jobs. It didn't. They brought it outside workers and the town remained poor and the water smelled awful and it chased the wildlife away. It causes more problems than it fixes, and who's to say that all of those "hypocrites" haven't started to drive hybrids or electric cars or heat they homes with more energy efficient gas...
This summer I spent a few days in a little town in the Poconos in Pennsylvania where they were fracking. The town was so poor, and fracking was supposed to bring jobs. It didn't. They brought it outside workers and the town remained poor and the water smelled awful and it chased the wildlife away. It causes more problems than it fixes, and who's to say that all of those "hypocrites" haven't started to drive hybrids or electric cars or heat they homes with more energy efficient gas alternatives? That's a very general statement to make. Even if fracking isn't as bad as this video makes it out to be, why shouldn't we try to find cleaner and more sustainable energy sources? We're going to run out of oil eventually.
I live in WV and we have much stricter laws for fracking then PA does. Ohio has sticter laws too. PA has had the most issues.
I'm not against green energy. I'm against making the cost of living go up even more, based on half truths, while we wait for green energy to catch up to our needs.
Because this concerns not only the countries where this ugly way of recolting energie is allowed, this concerns the whole world. This is destroying our planet and our lives! And all for one reason : money....
This is revolting and very very sad!
Please stop driving and heating your home, Kristien.
If you hate money, please stop using it or demanding you get paid for your work.
I think you don't realise what this is talking about. There are different kind of ways to produce energie. This one is really destroying the water, the earth and the air of whole regions : People are getting sick, water becomes undrinkable, and this polutes much more the air then driving and heating.
But if you want to know, I drive as less as possible, and I heat as less as possible. Money we all need to live, but earning money by destroying everything that grows and lives, I don't thing this is a good idea. And this bussiness makes a few people very very rich. If you like this, perhaps you are a part of this kind of people...
When I saw the documentary 'gasland', I could not believe my eyes, I knew that the world we are living in, is not always very beautifull, but that THIS could exist, and that it is allowed and that it can continue although that we know at what point it is harmfull.... I could not believe it, but apparently it is true, and it is not for nothing that finally this petition will travel around the world, and that it is initiated by people like Yoko Ono. I wanting myself to start a petition, but...
When I saw the documentary 'gasland', I could not believe my eyes, I knew that the world we are living in, is not always very beautifull, but that THIS could exist, and that it is allowed and that it can continue although that we know at what point it is harmfull.... I could not believe it, but apparently it is true, and it is not for nothing that finally this petition will travel around the world, and that it is initiated by people like Yoko Ono. I wanting myself to start a petition, but luckely people like them to who have more 'weight' did start it before me....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Nc-kxWfmc This is a link that gives an idea
and this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM
I don't work, I don't demand any money for my services. wood burns nice for heat.
You don't feel concerned?
There are plenty of ways to produce energy without poisoning everyone and everything on this planet, do some research before you throw things out there Aaron.
Kristien Pottie as do i, but u do not need 2 explain yrself to unevolved trash like that net troll, i just put her in the facebook trash, aka blocked;) she claims she knows noone who takes steps tp care 4 our world. i do believe that bit, who could stomach her ignorance and arrogance....just sayin xx
there is clean energy out there - solar, ect = fracking also causes earthquakes in addition to the pollution.
Rebecca, if you knew how little electricity solar could produce, you wouldn't be making uninformed comments like this. Also, I think you fell for an 'earth friendly' scam. Anti-fracking activists have been proven to invent 'evidence'. That's where the earthquake myth came from.
Solar can't even power cars...
Solar can't even power gas cars, or cars made by gas company s. There have been home made solar/electric cars that can match even out perform some gas cars. Even by High School Students.
very good Julian
solar will never be worth any thing unless it will pay for it-self within 2-3 years. natural gas pays for itself in 2 years or less. its cost effective and the greenest energy money can buy. please get the facts you can find them at state college Pa.
Rebecca i'd like to see solar energy provide the raw material needed to make your next plastic item such as a vibrator, computers, thread, i-phones, food all made possible indirectly or directly by the oil & gas industry..you so ignorantly attack yes I said you are ignorant. If you knew or had the slightest inkling of how oil touches virtually every aspect of your life you will not make such ignorant comments.
The Blackpool earthquake was the first direct evidence of fracking causing seismic activity. Earthquake monitoring equipment in northern British Columbia, Canada, says the report, recorded 216 small earthquakes clustered in a small area around an ongoing fracking project in the northern end of the province. http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/oops-looks-fracking-can-cause-earthqu
Aaron Schutte The evidence that fracking creates earthquakes is conclusive, and well known. The fracking technique involves setting explosions deep underground with a scattergun effect that no-one knows the outcome of. Here in the UK, not renowned for earthquakes at all as we are not on any fault lines, the town of Blackpool has recently been rocked by two earthquakes directly as a result of fracking. Looks like another case of "make money now, to hell with the consequences, let someone else pick up the pieces"...
Aaron Schutte where did you get this information from, out of Mickey Mouse comics?
Aaron You are completely wrong. There is enough solar energy hitting the earth every day to power everything on the planet for a year. we need to put more money in learning how to capture it, not into fracking. If you believe what the oil industry tells you then you've been had. how about solar collectors on every man made surface-roads, the walls and roofs of every building etc. BTW the cancer rate is tied to burning fossil fuels. That's too high a cost for the sake of convenience.
Err Aaron, there are hundreds of thousands of homes in Australia who actually sell power BACK to the electricity companies, so efficient has solar power become. With a 5 Kw system in you will never pay a power bill again. And you can run pool pumps, air conditioners, and hot tubs from just a 5 Kw system here.
Yoko Ono should mind her own business and stick to causes there is some remote chance she might actually understand. Fracking has been going on in the area I live in for 30 or more years and to the very best of my, and the industries knowledge, there are few if any negative side effects. Freezing our asses off in the dark is much worse in my estimation!
have you looked at the cancer rate in your locale. It's nearly one in three now, and it isn't going down despite modern tech. Yoko is just as entitled to her opinion as you are.
God Bless ya Bob...My husband is a 65 year old Geologist and is teaching at the local university. The poor kids now a days are so indoctrinated it's pathetic.... What credentials do these artists have?? Sorry, didn't hear that...What...OH NONE....Then shut the HELL UP!!!!! Keep it up Bob and don't give up...there are still some people out there w/ some sense. !!
putz. Yoko rocks. It's you who could be improved.
The evidence is clear - FRACKING is an outright pillaging of the Earth's Commons!
Fabian that is false
This is an unsafe practice with insufficient studies done to really inform the public about what the long term consequences are. The aspect of leaking methane into the atmosphere has the potential to be worse than the carbon dioxide we are all trying to avoid.
In short, fracking just shouldn't happen.
false it has been done for over 60 years and thousands of studies have been done by industry and governments. no harm has ever been shown or proving
I am so very pleased to see that there are "Over 500,000 active Natural Gas Wells in the US. I just returned from the Permian Basin Area in TX and was thoroughly pleased to see a vibrant, growing, fully employed economy, that's what this country needs--Good Paying jobs, not job stifling preservationists.
Would you still be please if there is nomor clean drinking water? Get real and grow up the oil & gas boom is over and out. Fracking is the last leg and only done to scam the rest of us 99% out of real living space. Go look into real not corrupt science.
I AM IN FAVOR OF FRACKING & IN FAVOR OF BEING INDEPENDENT OF OIL IMPORTS..........
You are also dumb and ignorant.
Fracking is one of the greatest threats to clean water and life generally. See the movies 'Gaslands', to discover the destruction it causes, and watch 'Thrive' for solutions. Convert your anger into action!
F racking is no threat to clean water, Quit drinking the socialist Liberal Kool-Aid and look at the facts
The earth was being slowly destroyed, now it seems that it's being quickly destroyed. We need to live simpler lives, have fewer children, become vegetarian, and think of the consequences of our actions when interfering too much with nature.