21 March 2012

The Truth about Fracking - Independence Institute Research

#fracking #teaparty #tcot
The I.I. research staff has dug deep, and fractured the distortions and lies surrounding the scare tactics the anti-fossil fuelers have been using to frighten the citizens of this great country into believing that big oil does not care whether they ruin the environment. We all know that those who work for big-oil, or anyone who drills for fossil fuels don't live in the environment, they live in outer space, unaffected by their own destructive tendencies.

They Institute found that opponents of the use of Fracking to drill for domestic oil and natural gas are using untruths, lies and distortions to once again hurt the US and Colorado's energy independence attempts. What is it with these people? Why are they so opposed to domestic energy that comes from the ground (NATURAL) that they will lie to the citizens of Colorado, and indeed the country? Their agenda obviously is not energy independence. They must know that solar and wind power have decades or more to go before they are reliable alternative sources of energy for transportation and manufacturing. Can you imagine a solar panel with enough oomph to launch a plane into the sky? No you can't, cause it just isn't possible and won't be for the forseeable future. There is no shortage of oil, or natural gas, only a shortage of political will to stand up to these anti-American weasels.

This post will be the first in series on hydraulic fracturing (”fracking”), in which Independence Institute research associate, Donovan Schafer, will take on specific issues related to fracking. In this post he focuses on the claim that fracking will deplete Colorado’s water resources. Enjoy!
Two recent articles—one in the Denver Post and another in the Huffington Post—present the issue of water depletion as it is commonly presented by those who oppose fracking. Wendell G. Bradley, in the Denver Post, urges lawmakers to “cut off fracking’s unconscionable amounts of water use,” while Gary Wockner, in the Huffington Post, warns that fracking would use up the “last drop in the bucket of Colorado’s rivers.”
These views simply do not reflect reality. In January, the Colorado Division of Water Resources, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a joint report estimating that fracking would account for just eight-hundredths of a percent (0.08%) of Colorado’s annual water usage—far less than what we use for recreational purposes (5.64%) and slightly more than what we use to make fake snow (0.03%).
But fracking is different—these authors claim  READ THE REST HERE

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