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Originally posted by dawnstar
reply to post by jdub297
actually, I live in coal country, probably have a better chance of one of the mining companies blowing the top off a mountain and waking up to the sound of a boulder coming through the roof...
over on the other side of these mountains, in west virginia, they have a more mountain top mining. I am not sure even if it's legal to do it in virginia at the present moment even, but many in west virginia are voicing opposition to the mines, and, it's not because they just don't want it in their backyard!! the bolders do occasionally fly down on people's homes!!
Originally posted by JizzyMcButter
I think this is just for the people that own land and lease the rights to frack to another company.... people are stupid and don't know what they are getting in to. When methane is coming out of the water pipes and everything else is wrong with the property after leasing fracking rights to a company the retards will probably want to sue, then the insurance company gets involved.
It's just so the insurance company can remove themselves in these situations between stupid asshole people and stupid asshole companies.
the power plant is here, just how is it more evironmentally friendly to ship the fuel from god's knows where here than it is to just use the coal?? what are supposed to be using? natural gas obtained through fracking, which presents a big question mark as to what the environmental damage would be, or oil??
David Stein, president of LJ Stein & Company, says Nationwide has never been a company that's worked in the oil and gas industry.
"The memo that leaked was just a clarification that says, 'Hey, look, if you get a contracting risk in underwriting for a company that may be used to haul stone or something like that, but now is going to be hauling brine and/or things like that, we're not in the natural gas industry. We've never been in the natural gas industry and we don't intend to be there,'" Stein explains.
He says the same can be said for AllState, Progressive or State Farm, adding that there is an entirely different set of insurance companies that participate in that industry, including his company, which deals with the Northern Appalachian region.
That said, OneNewsNow did pose the question as to whether Stein is out to promote his business.
"No. In fact, the Nationwide response clarified that they've never been in the oil or natural gas industry," he tells OneNewsNow. "Likewise, we wouldn't expect Nationwide to write aviation risks, but that doesn't mean that Nationwide thinks that airplanes are somehow a problem for the United States."