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Drilling Accountability Bill Would Regulate Fracturing Too

A Senate bill aimed at cracking down on oil drillers after the Gulf spill includes a measure to require companies to make public what chemicals they’ve injected underground in natural gas drilling.

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Victor Kovacs

Aug. 3, 2010, 4:51 p.m.

The industry shills are back with their truck loads of horse shit. If it so safe then let the EPA loopholes be closed and every well be tested, regulated and inspected before it can continue to destroy our water supply.
You make your living being a tool and a mouthpiece for the oil and gas lobby so what you ought to do is take your show on the road and go sit in some family’s living room, some family who used to have clean drinking water before the well was drilled down the road or across the pasture, and look them in the eye and then spew your bullshit right to their face. And while you’re there have a long cold drink from their tap because according to you, their water has never been contaminated. How do you manage to look at yourself in the mirror when you shave?

Guest

Aug. 3, 2010, 9:19 p.m.

Aside from the drilling process and the gas migration - excatly how does storing all that toxic waste water in an open, unprotected pit lined with what is essentially a Hefty bag and waiting for it to evaporate assure us that it won’t just seep right back into the ground and pollute everything?

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