Monday, September 23, 2013

Three fracking links

1. Energy companies giving up on NY.

I don't blame them.  Why try in NY when so many states are open to fracking?

2.  A call for a moratorium on new fracking permits in PA.  


3. A call for a 6-month moratorium on fracking in Arkansas.

For those proposing the moratoriums, I would like them to answer the question, "what specific results would cause you to advocate lifting the moratorium in the future?"  I fear that the response would be "that fracking is safe" or some similar answer without quantifying what results would make them think it is safe.  (Remember, 20 years after GM foods, there are plenty who advocate against this perfectly safe food process.)  This would allow them to continue the moratorium indefinitely.

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