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I read a headline in the Cleveland Plain Dealer that read more or less, Fracking may cause loss of wildlife habitat. After chucking I read the article which stated that the cutting of rights of ways for pipeline construction causes a temporary loss of a little piece of woodlands.

The mentioned article, and the type of lazy journalism that starts with an alarming non fact. is just wrong wrong wrong.

Whether you agree that fossil fuels are good or bad, fracing is not the Boogey man. It is not responsible for all of the worlds ills.

We need to establish better regulation of O&G operations, leaking gases at the well head can be contained, but industry(for the most part) will not move in that direction unless the is a economic or regulatory reason to do so.

There are a lot of advances in the industry. They are finding ways of replacing water as a frac fluid, it is not the best medium,just the most readily available and initially the cheapest. I applaud the companies that are moving forward with this technology.

And those deep injection wells, that is the best solution to a waste problem, the water used to be stored in above ground evaporation ponds. What an environmental disaster that is. Is this a good long term solution, probably not, but like tracing itself, the material is placed so far below the surface that the likelihood of upward migration and contamination of our aquifers is negligible.

tracing which has been used for over 50 years in almost every O&G well that has been drilled in that time is not a health hazard and the use of fracing as an evil buzzword is just that.
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