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Water Quality Task Force leads fracking discussion

June 20, 2013

Fracking was discussed at the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting Wed-nesday night, but not in a political way....

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Jun-21-13 7:33 AM

Hi Joew -How come we don't hear about road salt>> 1000 of tons put down--cause they don't what us to think about that and grape chemicals and everything else and its going in to the water we drink They don't care about none of us--!!!!

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Jun-20-13 9:06 PM

How come we never hear about all the salt dumped on our roads that goes where? Just asking.

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Jun-20-13 11:28 AM

Well -Good for a group getting together and talking - [But Water] There isn't a drop of water in the whole county that isn't contaminated or polluted the 4000 gas well drilled didn't help the water- Then the grape chemicals thousands of tons applied every year and right in to the it goes lake --And just about every city and village drinks it--The water no place is purified just chorine added--- We totally purify our water here we use And we want more stuff in our water-??

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Jun-20-13 10:57 AM

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Jun-20-13 10:12 AM

"It is possible for waste materials to rise to the surface if wells are left abandoned after drilling." Really??? If that's the case, why isn't this happening all over the county? Do you know how many abandoned wells there are in this county? Lots of old ones.

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Jun-20-13 9:29 AM

Steiner you attack judeye in an uncivil manner just because she has an opinion? Nice.

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Jun-20-13 9:27 AM

True George, but I don't trust the legislature to "think straight" and keep the politics out of it. I am totally against fracking but I know I am in the minority.

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Jun-20-13 9:03 AM

preston, that would be illegal what you say. People like judeye show up and say the sky is falling, the end of the world is near !The left smeared the religionists for their end time scenarios and then promptly adopted the same tactic. You know, like Obama, blaming bush for guantanamo, drone strikes and trampling over civl rights. Obama out did bush in a grand fashion, we are to admire him, but consider bush to be stupid.One must know the mind of as liberal to understand their tactics.

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Jun-20-13 8:36 AM

Were any scientists invited to this meeting to explain facts, not reactions to this very political subject?

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Jun-20-13 8:27 AM

judye, please answer what we will do without hydrocarbons, You talk like cronig with his church lady gaggle comments with your no fracking way. Judeye, you do not know any science at all, like most of the women in history. Fracking is widespread in the US. It has changed the world energy scene, Please learned judeye, if you can ,get past the useless comments about the need for science and discussion while wells elswhere in america are fracked. Lets us know what the learned granny will do for the most useful product of all time hydrocarbons. Heat and chemicals all rolled into one and judeye is against them. judeye thus proclaims herself smarter than all the great organic chemists who won WW2,those greatest chemists of all time, trained the people i learned from and gave us the world we live in today.Judeye ,we need your wisdom as you said you were a granny. give us your answers,which must be better than all the nobel prize winners before us . Please judeye, enlighten us.

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Jun-20-13 7:41 AM

This is exactly what we need from our local legislators...fact finding before making decisions.

I applaud this group for trying to get full objective facts on this type of unconventional drilling. There is much pressure to permit this type of drilling from the oil and gas industry, who has spent millions trying to get this type of drilling approved.

We need to look at the facts objectively. Look at the reasons why so many countries have banned this drilling in their nations and why so many communities in our very own state have placed a ban on this type of drilling.

Then we need to decide are the dangers to our water supplies, air quality, landscape worth the money that might be generated?

For me, the answer is a clear NO Fracking Way.

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Jun-20-13 6:24 AM

Carla I agree we need to let the state set the standards. However, there are already more than 4,400 gas wells in Chautauqua County. That's far more than any county in the state, or the entire nation for that matter. That makes our situation truly unique.

Drilling HVHF wells next to so many existing vertical gas wells is uncharted territory and needs to be examined carefully.

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Jun-20-13 2:13 AM

This is not for the legislature. Let the experts handle It. The State is dealing with it, that's where it belongs.

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