posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 10:01 PM
Originally posted by KingAtlas
NY state had a town hall to ban hydrofracking...
Not sure if the townhall meeting has any significance on whether or not New York state permits drilling leases. As far as I know drilling permits are
issued by state agencies, not townhall meetings.
The only real argument I can find for, is that it would create jobs.
And natural gas. Natural gas which can be used in natural gas power plants, industrial boilers and residential heating systems.
Honestly though, these jobs would come at a high cost. Everywhere that has had hydro fracking has had water issues, one of which is that the water
lights on fire.
Simply not true. There have been water issues in Texas but they have arisen due to a massive drought which won't end anytime soon, not because of
Water does not light on fire because of hydro fracking. When a well is fracked it is first "stabbed" - meaning that it is cased with metallic
pipes. The pipes purpose is to keep the pressure concentrated at the end of the well - in the horizontal section - at a maximum. That way the
remainder of the well is not fracked.
Lobbyist have faught hard for hydro fracking. Just look up the "Halliburton
Loophole" NY TIMES
As have lobbyst fought hard against hydro fracking.
Is hydro facking even that bad...?
Okay so,I am against hydro fracking. The jobs are not worth the cost.
Hydro fracking is already in 32 states and in 2 provinces in canada. I can't even imagine the damage it is doing across the world.
Worth what cost? There have been no major or even minor damages of water sheds, reservoirs or aquifers due to hydro fracking. Hydro fracking is a
technique of fracturing rock, not immersing vast quantities of tainted water into wells, aquifers or reservoirs.
The fracturing of rocks 3,000-7,000 feet below ground surface is not going to have an affect on reservoir rock 50-250 feet below ground surface.
The bigger issue is waste water management. It is an issue that is hardly brought up because hydro fracking has such a scary name and has a negative
connotations attached to it. After a well has been fracked there is as much as 2 million gallons of well water that needs to be disposed. Problem in
the northeast is that the waste water plants do not have the capacity to dispose of the water.
Instead water is disposed of in unoffical waste areas - which could be creeks, rivers and ponds where no one supsects waste water is being dumped.
Once the water is released into these areas the damage is done, and efforts to mitigate the damage are time consuming and costly.