Fracking water 
‘drop in bucket,’
 attorney argues

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Holsinger must have his head in fracking sand or elsewhere if he believes that there are no negative impacts on water with fracking.  To compare gas and oil use of water that cannot be reclaimed, thus trucking to holding ponds, with agriculture that provides for the very food and water he consumes is ignorant.

Oh wait, he is a lawyer for oil and gas companies, that gives him all the credibility he needs.

And directly to Holsinger,  the price to pay is yet to come and it will be hell when the water is not suitable for consumption.  That drinking gas and oil won’t go far in sustaining life as we know it!

We will never run out of potable water for centuries. It may come to piping / trucking in desalinized water from the coastal oceans or the melting of icebergs, but potable water will always be available. If we were to run out of potable water, the resulting wars and collapse of society, (which is on the way from other causes anyway) will create bigger problems than just water. I really don’t think our society will allow that to happen.

If we were to stop fracking, the resultant skyrocketing costs of energy would accelerate our collapse of society. Millions of everyday consumer items we use involve the use of petroleum products either in the energy used to make them, or in the ingredients of the item itself and most often, both. $10 a gallon gasoline and $1000 a month home energy bills are something most people don’t want to see. But it is very likely to happen if fracking is banned and the per well production volume is greatly reduced.

Maybe M. Todd Miskel needs to attend a water course at CMU. Somebody needs to tell him that all projections are that Colorado will have a water shortage by 2050. That is not centuries away.

I don’t need to attend a college course to know that most of Colorado water issues are mainly political in origin. Too much of our water is sold down the river (pun intended) to other states like California. I read it in several newspapers all the time. If 2050 is the big year, then we better get building those water pipelines and desalinization plants pretty soon.

By the way, I just looked up that Japan is currently paying $7.00 a gallon for gasoline. That’s what happens when you have no domestically available petroleum reserves, and have to import all your petroleum. Do we want to go back to relying on the middle east?

OOPS! we better not go back to relying on the middle east:

Turkey & Eritrea - $9.00+ per gallon for gas, Middle east unrest blamed for pricing.

Venezuela with large reserves and heavy government subsidies: $.06 per gallon. Yep that’s right…6 cents a gallon. Maybe we can talk BHO in to subsidizing our oil companies to get our gas prices down..OH WAIT! he’s trying to kill the coal and petroleum industries with his anti carbon initiatives.



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