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Energy: Two sides to nominee

March 20, 2013

The good news about Ernest Moniz, President Barack Obama’s nominee to become secretary of energy, is that he seems bullish about natural gas....

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Steiner

Mar-20-13 8:14 AM

we see the usual dumbocratic mind at work here. A war on coal and carbon. I call it the stupidity emission of a democrat. On PBS and in written sources, all the so called green energy people say having a fossil fuel or nuke plant as a back up is a must.Nature is fickle and if there is no back up, a blackout will occur. of course, a failure of this magnitude is considered a great success to a democrat. We just have to be conditioned to accept it, to save the planet ! Now Gina will use all her mommy skills on a grand scale ! You know, the nobel awards in science to women are much less than men . The democrats are mentally ill people bent on wrecking the life we have.

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DKexpat

Mar-20-13 8:16 AM

"...signal the president's determination to continue his assault on coal. If so, it will be up to Congress to prevent the White House from sending electricity prices soaring for tens of millions of Americans."

Given the fact the Observer is owned by a company based in Wheeling, WV - coal country - the above statement, with no supporting evidence - is hardly a surprise.

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MikeDavis

Mar-20-13 8:53 AM

Watch the documentary "Blue Gold" It tells you what the future is going to be like, post fracking. The Bushes didn't buy all those acre-feet of water rights in South America for no reason. They know it will be the only place to get potable water after the fracking has ruined the nations water tables. Health problems and food shortages will follow. I feel so...royally fracked!

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judeye

Mar-20-13 9:07 AM

MikeDavis...exactly!!!!!

Just so readers understand the amount of water needed to "frack" (really unconventional drilling as they always have fracked wells)...the usual well uses about 80,000 gallons of water...unconventional drilling...5-10 MILLION gallons of water.

Some things are more important than money. Our environment...our entire planet is one. Wake up everyone...climate change is here. Now the question how are we going to address it...and what are we going to do to try to slow it down?

By the way..do you have any idea how much money the Koch brothers have spent on trying to convince people that climate change is a hoax? Money talks bull walks...NOT THIS TIME. We the people refuse to allow our planet to be destroyed just to satisfy some people's greed.

Get the facts. Learn how you can make a difference. If not for you..for your children..and for some of us..for our grandchildren. They deserve a healthy environment don't they?

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judeye

Mar-20-13 9:08 AM

royally fracked!

could not say it any better or clearer

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Dcronlg

Mar-20-13 9:21 AM

You are so right DK -- this editorial by the clueless church lady gaggle smacks of their West Virgina Sugar Daddy's sticky hands all over it.

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Dcronlg

Mar-20-13 9:28 AM

Yes, Steinerdzzz...I can totally understand your position. Compared to the dinosaur dung you burn to keep you warm, and cook your food, while you live in your cave, wearing nothing more than your bear skin, I can understand why your Neanderthal mental acuity believes coal to be a cleaner fuel...

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Vbpdaddy

Mar-20-13 12:13 PM

Burning coal is a great hazard, with millions of tons of mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particle matter contaminating the air and delivering a host of toxin-related diseases. Ash from coal plants is full of toxic heavy metals, and disposal of this waste is undertaken with few safeguards (ever wonder what’s buried along Van Buren Road?). Facts:10,000 deaths annually are associated with coal-fired plants in the U.S. These deaths are due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases caused by coal pollution. Coal is the number one source of greenhouse gas in the US and contains over 50 toxins that pollute the environment and cause health disorders. Coal-fired plants cost the U.S. $62 billion per year in environmental and health costs. Coal plants regularly dump thousands of tons of highly toxic waste into public water sources. The internet “levels the playing field” so opinions, like Steiner’s, can appear legitimate, the reality is that this archaic technology is killing us.

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MikeDavis

Mar-20-13 1:48 PM

Vbpdaddy, While coal is doing some monstrous damage, the final fall out from fracking is going to make you wish for the days of coal fired plants. People need to understand, even the EPA is getting enough grease across their palms to not give a cr@p about the destruction being done to water tables every where these frackers go...with no oversight at all? You are worried about some coal runoff? What will you tell you children when they can't take a shower or bath because the water is poisonous, let alone get a drink? Well, the drink will be there, courtesy of the Bushes and a few other water rights owners. But at what cost? 3 dollars a 6 ounce bottle? $10? It's time to stop and see what the damages are already and see if the sites already polluted get worse (or by some miracle) better. Hold off for a year, the supplies of natural gas are already high enough to not even need a rise in prices for that amount of time.

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Vbpdaddy

Mar-20-13 1:56 PM

Mike, I agree with your comments as well. Fracking is not the solution. I have seen communities where running water can be ignited, as fracking has destroyed the water tables. Common sense seems to be a lost art, replaced, instead, by short-sighted greed. This country must learn from it's past mistakes and embark in making choices that are healthier today, while protecting the future of our children.

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Steiner

Mar-21-13 8:52 AM

The libs and their wonderful opinions ! Judeye, all that science you know and dc. Burning dung is where the democrats want us. How you niss my facts from tv and print about the faiklure of green energy. Judeye, when is the end? Can a woman stop it ? We have burned coal for 100's of years. Even burnng human waste puts mercury into the air.Fracking is good sennse, look at alveoli,gills or villi . The libs prove again. anything that works must be stopped. Hey dk, my electric bill, off the dunkirkplant was 60 bucks last month. Much too cheap for a democrat. Mikedavis, judeye, is thhe sky falling ? Mental illness again from the democrats.

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Steiner

Mar-21-13 8:59 AM

judeye is following the money. I follow science. It is good sense to frack as thats where the gas is. Compressed air is being tried. judeye, would that cause the end of life? hey libs, you know no science and prove it every day. Quantum physics teaches that the world we live in comes from an unobservable world.Libs are so ignorant. So dk, get the quotes, dc, the descritpive language, judeye, the sky is fslling.Ignorance galore here. Its bush's fault too. Judeye, it is not greed but life itself. we need the hydrocarbons. what does judeye have to offer except a mommy response, now johnny, dont frack. libs, try and come up with something other than fear.

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DKexpat

Mar-21-13 10:59 AM

Still waiting for a link to info about "steinertrons."

There's your quote...

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Vbpdaddy

Mar-21-13 11:25 AM

Fracking threatens the air we breath, water we drink, and the climate. Introducing toxic chemicals underground at high pressure to fracture rocks surrounding oil and gas wells, as a means of extracting additional fuel, works, but at a significant environmental risk. (THIS IS TRUE SCIENCE) Some countries have banned this practice for these reasons. In the US, exemptions from the Safe Drinking Water Act were negotiated by Cheney in 2005, in response to cozy relationships and close lobbying from the energy industry. How can a government that succumbs to lobbying pressure and backroom deals provide any meaningful oversight or regulation…again, common sense is a lost art, replace by greed and self-interest.

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DKexpat

Mar-24-13 10:29 PM

Think the fact Chenny was previously CEO of Halliburton, the largest oilfield service company in the US, had anything to do with it?

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