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Thread: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

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    Default Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    I had no idea this had been going on since the 1940's. Look at the amount of water used for one well! Multiply that by each well. I can see why this would be an issue!
    Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas abstraction method that uses lots of water.

    But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California's history, the state Senate killed a bill that would have put a moratorium on the state's use of hydraulic fracturing.
    An estimated 3 million to 5 million gallons of fresh water are used in the fracking process for each well, according to experts. And that's a problem where water is scarce, said Fordham's Peppard.

    "None of that water is reclaimable," she said. "It can't re-enter the watershed in a meaningful way due to the chemically laden and toxic nature of the water."
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/not-ev...145316340.html

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    Default Re: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    Kill coal, no anyone will build nuclear so attack natural gas.
    Another crisis will be born


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    Default Re: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Kill coal, no anyone will build nuclear so attack natural gas.
    Another crisis will be born


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    I agree! Who needs potable water anyhow? We can just hydrate our bodies with natural gas.

    Coal is killing itself. As for nuclear? How is that manufactured "crisis" working out in Japan?
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    Coal is being killed by design. the Fed is closing them knowing that they will close do to the expense, not a secret. There goes 40% of our energy source. Natural Gas is the replacement yet it too is not enough source to replace the coal lose at this time. Nuclear is all but dead, no one will try to build one.

    Gee, what will happen? Sky rocketing energy cost on the backs of the people and everything they touch and buy will rise in cost. Manufacturing in America will be harmed by higher costs of not only the cost of manufacturing but the cost of the materials they buy. It will take Decades to undo the damage as the natural gas plants have not been built yet and the coal plants long closed.
    Ching Ching China says thanks, they will take up the slack at a cheaper rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Coal is being killed by design. the Fed is closing them knowing that they will close do to the expense, not a secret. There goes 40% of our energy source. Natural Gas is the replacement yet it too is not enough source to replace the coal lose at this time. Nuclear is all but dead, no one will try to build one.

    Gee, what will happen? Sky rocketing energy cost on the backs of the people and everything they touch and buy will rise in cost. Manufacturing in America will be harmed by higher costs of not only the cost of manufacturing but the cost of the materials they buy. It will take Decades to undo the damage as the natural gas plants have not been built yet and the coal plants long closed.
    Ching Ching China says thanks, they will take up the slack at a cheaper rate.
    If the death of coal is by design then it should be called suicide and nothing else. How many coal fired plants are there and how many years have they had to bring their technology into the 21st century? Decades Strappy. They still can but are they willing to pry open the wallet to do so?

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    Default Re: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    Here is another thought. Perhaps stuffing the pockets of lobbyists rather than updating technology was a bad idea? Time to pay the piper. As for your "undoing the damage" rant......how long has it taken to undo the damage to our environment?
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    Default Re: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    Nobody is going to upgrade


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    Default Re: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Nobody is going to upgrade

    Why not ?
    It can be done.
    If a small South American country can provide 84% of it's power with renewables, then I think the United States can.
    Other countries in South America are also looking towards the future with wind and solar projects.

    Uruguay's government said on Thursday that 84 percent of its energy last year came from renewable sources.

    The small South American country has been pushing for an energy diversification policy focused on developing wind and solar energy since 2008.
    He also said that Uruguay could surpass Denmark as the country that takes the most advantage of its wind resources and that the government hopes that the use of renewables will rise to 90 percent by 2015.
    http://news.yahoo.com/renewables-gen...lkA1ZJUDM3Nl8x

    Your complaints only reflect the corporate worlds insistence on profits first.
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    Default Re: Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem

    Instead as gas, oil and coal maybe something like this would be are future, once again solar power


    This Revolutionary Technology Could Solve America's Energy Crisis | Light at the End of the Tunnel - disinformation


    Some of the comments say no way, but how about just everyone's driveway? they are also heated which would mean no more shoveling snow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayheykid View Post
    Instead as gas, oil and coal maybe something like this would be are future, once again solar power




    This Revolutionary Technology Could Solve America's Energy Crisis | Light at the End of the Tunnel - disinformation


    Some of the comments say no way, but how about just everyone's driveway? they are also heated which would mean no more shoveling snow
    Very impressive! Seems like it could have endless possibilities.

    This is off the subject of fracking but one time a friend and I were having a discussion about how much heat is generated by asphalt and cement. I had never thought about that but it sure made sense. Wonder if it contributes to global warming? Something like solar panels in the roads would at least contribute to helping our planet, but if they are heated, on a grand scale, I again wonder if that could create problems?

    Black Asphalt Pavement and Sunlight


    http://mb-soft.com/public3/asphalt.html
    Last edited by ABFwife; 06-15-2014 at 10:18 AM.

 

 

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