July 22, 2017

Fire, water and circus tricks: Eco-radicals exploit ignorance of fracking truths

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

A number of scientific studies show that fracking isn’t the source of high levels of methane in well water, but that hasn’t stopped environmentalists from sensationalizing the idea that tap water might catch fire.

We’ve all seen videos or news articles showing a person lighting their tap water on fire, citing fracking as the cause. Well, the methane they’re lighting up occurs naturally in shallow reservoirs and is the result of degradation of organic material.

People either forget or don’t know that methane and other hydrocarbons aren’t man-made and have been around long before any drilling or fracking activity ever occurred.

It’s understandable that those who aren’t aware of how this works, would be freaked out when they see people lighting their tap water on fire like it’s some kind of circus trick.

In one case, the Environmental Protection Agency issued an endangerment order against a gas company after video surfaced of a man lighting his garden hose on fire but the case was dropped when the judge later found that this same man had collaborated with an environmental consultant to make what was called a “deceptive video.”

That was just one example of bad behaviour from anti-oil types and there are many more.

The truth is, greater use of natural gas in the U.S. is resulting in emissions going down because it burns 50% cleaner than coal.

These eco-crazies should be praising fracking, but instead they vilify it.

They also fail to mention that their beloved electric cars, wind and solar energy are all powered by fossil fuels like the coal that generates electricity to charge batteries.

If these environmentalists really cared about Mother Earth, they’d embrace the fracking revolution and the natural gas that comes along with it.

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commented 2017-07-24 10:50:07 -0400
Why are we not all dead yet? I started in the oil patch in the 70s and we were fracking then. Also I could start a third degree fire burning it off from my kitchen taps. the well was drilled in the early 70s and there was NO fracking in our area. Just watch Josh and pig Michael Moore’s fraudulent epics like Gasland 1 and 2. Lies and crap for millennial sponges. Now the Goracle has another pack of lies coming out. WAKE UP PEOPLE YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED FOR MONEY. TRUDOPE IS A LYING CROOK> GOODALE COACHED HIM WELL.
commented 2017-07-24 09:15:40 -0400
Far easier to fool the masses than people think and realize.

Some German once said -

“Do not tell a small lie – tell a big one. Repeat it often enough for it to become a fact” (or words to that effect)

And we see it every day.

Independent thought is now a rare and endangered critter.
commented 2017-07-24 01:48:31 -0400
The whole “blame fracking” ruse is dependant on younger “eco-warriors” being held ignorant of history… When I worked in St. Catharines, Ontario in the early 70s I had co-workers living in the stretch from Fort Erie to Dunnville and up to Welland… A beer party at any one of their houses on a Saturday night inevitably led to them opening a kitchen tap and “lighting up” the natural gas in the water supply, to much laughter… The ground there has been saturated with natural gas since the time of the last ice age…
commented 2017-07-23 18:01:59 -0400
Remember we had a pit less adaptor blow of the well pipe and the ballooned water pressure tank roll over from a methane burp long before fracking started.
commented 2017-07-23 15:46:07 -0400
Drew Wakariuk; A respectable person wouldn’t know what you’re talking about.😊
commented 2017-07-23 10:44:28 -0400
Fracking stupid Bar Stewards.
commented 2017-07-23 03:43:05 -0400
Genesis 1:28
Go forth and be fruitful and subdue the earth with dominion over the beasts of the fields and the birds of the air and the fishes of the sea..
God gave us a home on this earthly plane complete with all the resources necessary to feed ourselves, clothe ourselves and to keep ourselves warm in the winter and cool in the summer worldwide. However man’s greed and lust for power continually grinds away at our freedoms and our abilities along with our natural talents to be successful as well as independent… And those that lust for power continually grind away at the ultimate authority of God and try to reduce our believe in him to a mere legend so they may rule over us and have us worship them as the ultimate authority on gods creation.!!
Responsible use of the gifts of our natural resources is what God intended for us.!!
Those who oppose our right to live our lives as God intended are entitled to live the lives that they wish but they do not have the authority from the most high and eternal God to dictate to us from their opinion how to live our lives as we wish.!!
commented 2017-07-23 03:22:37 -0400
Darrell Herman said ..
If it weren’t for the oil sands operations the country up there would truly be a wasteland – where in FACT the operations there are RECLAIMING a Naturally occurring event.
Idiots!! Flat Earthers.
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Easy Buddy.. I am on your side..
Lol :-)
commented 2017-07-23 02:30:06 -0400
These fools probably think that someone who bends over and lights a blue flamer must have been affect by fracking.
commented 2017-07-22 21:21:56 -0400
Heck, I know several (& there has to be a lot more) south Alberta farmers who are using that “methane” which comes out of their water wells for heating the ranch! And this started long before fracking came to south Alberta!
Just like the “oil-sands” being a land of destruction & waste (Skank Fonda, Dippy Suzuki & moron TruDope) – well people, the oil is so close to the surface in that Ft. Mac area & others across northern Alberta & Sask. – that being lighter than water seeps through the ground & floats to the waters surface.
If it weren’t for the oil sands operations the country up there would truly be a wasteland – where in FACT the operations there are RECLAIMING a Naturally occurring event.
Idiots!! Flat Earthers.
commented 2017-07-22 20:08:53 -0400
Bill Elder, they seem to be sniffing something for sure!
commented 2017-07-22 18:12:20 -0400
I think these bolshie antis are sniffing too much of their own methane.
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