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Answering Drilling Myths

Cornell Professor Tackles Hydraulic Fracturing

February 27, 2013

PORTLAND — Dr. Anthony Ingraffea spoke to a packed house at Cornell University’s Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory Tuesday....

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Mar-03-13 5:18 PM

momcat53 - You must have missed his comment in the article where he acknowledged production and other expenses with his alternative wind and solar. I was doing the same - the oil and gas are just as "free" as the wind and sun. Wind and solar development are very expensive. Take away the wind subsidies and no one would build any of them.

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Feb-28-13 12:54 PM

and all of you against this drilling in NY should probably check out facts and the unvieling of the REAL truths and nogreenslime****

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Feb-28-13 12:53 PM

I've come to realize that NY is blind to see the money that gas/oil industry puts back into the state/local economy. Maybe they should have conferences with OK, ND, OHIO, PA so they can see the numbers that have improved their economy and dropped their unemployment rates. Without oil companies and their productions you wouldn't have your car or even a bicycle to get to your jobs, no the ink for your protest signs or your megaphones for your protest, even the microphone they used at this is here conference to condemn the oil field practices are made from the petroleum. I stand behind the oil field 100% they are not doing anymore damage to the enviroment than you having driving your car to work and play.

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Feb-27-13 10:36 PM

Ingraffea is personally and financially committed to undermining gas development in New York State.

Ingraffea, Howarth, Christopherson et al from Cornell have spent the last five years working full time on crafting data sets to conform with their agenda.

As an example - Ingraffea's coworker Christopherson crafted a study that compared Chautauqua County to Tompkins County (Ithaca). The Cornell researcher determined that our comparative financial woes result from our relative density of gas wells.

Cornell's anti-gas Cabal is funded by the Park Foundation and Heinz. Ingraffea has built a huge following in the anti-gas industry.

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Feb-27-13 3:00 PM

China isn't laughing, it's coughing from the air pollution.

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Feb-27-13 2:59 PM

So your calling the Prof biased by using a website put up by the petroleum industry? Who do you think has more money to lobby? Debate the facts of what he said but it seems you don't know what he said.

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Feb-27-13 2:32 PM

Granny, We have been on this green kick for over 20 years spent billions of hard earned money and wheres the progress?

China is laughing at us fools.

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Feb-27-13 2:25 PM

The answer for New Yorkers, Go to a job creating state. New york has to many special interest groups that only care about themselves and their own agenda.

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Feb-27-13 2:03 PM

"Researchers from Cornell University — Robert Howarth and Anthony Ingraffea — released a study that found emissions from shale gas production are worse than coal, based chiefly on the global warming potential (GWP) of methane. Of course, the study had more holes in it than big slice of Swiss cheese, with its conclusions resting on such a poor foundation that even a Sierra Club funded study found its premises to be flawed." - ****energyindepth

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Feb-27-13 1:56 PM

Momcat, why don't you google Dr. Anthony Ingraffea before you honor him. Cornell professor (and anti-natural gas activist) Anthony Ingraffea and has never been a industry insider. He has been a academic most all his career. This space cadet actually wanted to be a astronaut. - See more at: ***********energyindepth****/tag/anthony-ingraffea/

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Feb-27-13 1:54 PM

As for lobbyist money...

we all know our Rep Reed got $90,000 last year from gas and oil industry. Now do any of you think they just gave him that money with no expectations? Who is he going to who might have given him (or other candidate) a few bucks..or the industry that gave him thousands?

Get the MONEY OUT of our ballot boxes..and out of our congress. Time for the People's voice to be heard..not just the ching chang of the highest bidder.

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Feb-27-13 1:49 PM

Brent1..what is going on now with climate change is something we can control. We can slow it down. It is called science..and 98% of the climate scientists agree we are having climate change, the earth is warming, and humans are at least in part the cause.

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Feb-27-13 1:41 PM Alaska the people do own the resources (hello socialism sarah)...they get CHECKS each year from the oil wells drilled in that state!!

My brother lives there, wife two kids..last year their check was over $6,000!!

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Feb-27-13 1:39 PM

Griffin60..No problems? Gosh where have you been? Have you not read of the many problems they are having..including earthquakes in Ohio?

Open your something called FACTS

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Feb-27-13 1:36 PM

Momcat, why don't you put a 75 foot windmill or a giant solar array on your property along with the cable towers to move the electricity because there is no storing it? How would your neighbors like that? I am sure wildlife would love to nest on arrays or windmills. Drilling pad is not much different from an above ground view. Love how you spew comments as you sit in your natural gas heated home. BTW Cornell gets plenty of "research" money from NYS. What makes NY "smarter" than PA or WV or ND?

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Feb-27-13 12:54 PM

These are not extremists explaining the problems. These are sane, intelligent people who know what they're talking about. If you chose not to listen that's your fault, not the speaker

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Feb-27-13 11:53 AM

Its whats wrong with American government, lobbyist, they pay off gov to get their way. The states who go along with the extremist are fading away, losing their tax base, schools are scraping for funds, no money for roads and property taxes continuing to rise, people cant sell their homes, companies are leaving. since the environmentalist have gotten involved in the lake, its worse than ever. I don't blame people for leaving.

What's the environmentalist answer, just leave! Well, they are.

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Feb-27-13 11:41 AM

so according to some fear mongering from the ecofanatics PA is a wasteland & every time there's fracking there's leaking & contamination. lol i love it!!

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Feb-27-13 11:11 AM

Can you hear the vacumn of taxpayers leaving, NYS is losing its seats in congress because of population changes due to taxes, regulations and special interest lobbys. People go to PA for gas and consumer products, With the thousands of new wells in PA, according to the enviros, we should be expecting lots and lots of bad wells, well see.

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Feb-27-13 10:58 AM

If that's your idea of the good life...please move. And leave us our clean air and water.

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Feb-27-13 10:57 AM

Sure, the pay is great if you don't mind living in a contaminated environment with a heavy industrial site in your back yard. It's what we all want for our families, right?

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Feb-27-13 10:56 AM

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Feb-27-13 10:50 AM

My cousin moved to the Dakotas (less than 5% unemployment)for a job and was hired the second day he was there for $26/hr to start in a gas drilling related industry. (not on a rig) and told me they are booming. He says that if anyone wants to work, its the place to go.

I see on the news that PA is not bad for job prospects also. As NYS sinks further into the land of taxation, regulation and special interest groups.

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Feb-27-13 10:46 AM

sueanne, these will not be open, grassy well sites to be enjoyed by the wildlife. They will be heavily industrialized, many acre sites with multi-well pads, holding tanks and ponds for water, drilling mud, and other chemicals, heavy truck traffic and high capacity pumps working 24/7, etc.

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Feb-27-13 10:37 AM

and with all the environmentalist wanting to stop drilling do you think even one contaminated well would go without publicity?

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